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A Fond Look At Old School Zombie Comics

Zombie comics absolutely do not begin and end with The Walking Dead, and undead tales from the Golden and Silver age featured some truly amazing cover art and storylines that had to be more than just a bloody gorefest. Zombies: The Chilling Archives of Horror Comics is a vintage collection edited by Craig Yoe and Steve [...]

10 Public Figures Who Choose Not to Vote

We’re not telling you not to vote. We’re just saying that these 10 people won’t be (or didn’t). 1. Nate Silver When “Poblano” began publishing his 2008 presidential election predictions and analyses on Daily Kos in 2007, people paid attention. Then “Poblano” moved to his own blog, FiveThirtyEight.com, where he later revealed he was really Nate Silver, [...]

6 Olympians Who Don’t Keep Their Medals in a Sock Drawer

For being such rare, magical creatures, gold medals seem to get second-rate treatment once they land in the hands of Olympians. You’d be surprised how many athletes either misplace them or shove them in a sock drawer. Here are a few athletes who got a little more creative with theirs. 1. Carl Lewis: His Father’s [...]

How Much Gold is in a Gold Medal?

On our last semi-regular “Ask Matt” day, reader Mel asked, “Are there standards for just how much gold is in those gold medals these Olympic athletes are getting?” Getty Images The amount of gold in medals is indeed regulated, and there’s a lot less than there used to be. The prizes awarded at the Olympics have varied over [...]

11 Notable Medalists in the Olympic Art Competitions

We’ve been taking a look back at the fine art competitions that originated in ancient Greece and were revived as part of the modern Olympics from 1912 to 1948. Here are a few of the more notable medalists over the years. 1. Baron Pierre de Coubertin The founder of the International Olympic Committee and the man [...]

30 Year Treasure Hunt Ends With Discovery Of Celtic Gold

Treasure hunters Reg Mead and Richard Miles struck gold, and silver, recently when their 30 year long quest for buried treasure on the island of Jersey, which is off the coast of Normandy. Here’s more info on the treasure they discovered: The treasure was inside a large block of clay. It contains 30,000 to 50,000 silver and [...]

1d6 Ring

This sterling silver ring by Individual Icons would be a great engagement ring for a gamer. The recipient should roll a 4 or higher to accept a proposal. Link -via NotCot

Silver disk UFO sighted over Nova Scotia

A witness has described a silver disk-shaped object gliding across the skies over Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. It was one of the hottest days of the year w…

The Late Movies: The Pixies’ “Doolittle” Turns 23 Today

Today marks the 23rd anniversary of the release of Doolittle, a landmark album by the Pixies that influenced boatloads of musicians in the ensuing years (though most musicians I know pretend they liked Surfer Rosa better). Last year, in a roundup of Pixies covers, I wrote: “The Pixies have had a special place in my [...]

Take a Guess about What a Facial Product Called "Snail Cream" Is Made of

Now rub it into your face. It’s good for your skin! And tremendously popular in South Korea: ‘Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Cream’ contains 70 percent snail extract, and the company says it pays great attention the quality of that 70 percent. The snails, the same kind that can be found on menus in French restaurants, are [...]