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Morbid Road Trip: American Medical Oddities

On our last macabre getaway, we planned an almost-cross-country trip to see various items tied to Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. This time around, we’re hitting the road to gawk at cadavers, outdated instruments and the rest of America’s finest medical curios and anatomical monstrosities. Let’s go! 2000+ Objects Removed from People’s Throats © Richard T. Nowitz/CORBIS We’ll start, [...]

The Twisted History of Twister

Of course you remember the game Twister. Everyone wanted to play it at parties just to get close to someone of the opposite sex. And win or lose, you ended up looking so ridiculous everyone had to laugh! But how did this ingenious idea come about? “The game that ties you up in knots” sprang from [...]

The 2011 Zombie Invasion Schedule

Zombies make their appearances here and there all through the year, but you will see more of them this month. Between World Zombie Day on October 8 and Halloween on October 31, the nation and even the world will be crawling with zombies. If you are a zombie (or want to be one), find out [...]

Art Deco Skyscraper of the Week: Trinity Building, New York

“QUANTUM SHOT” #727Link – article by Avi Abrams Where is this stupendous architecture when you need it? Sorry folks, they do not build them like this any more. These imposing structures with all the look and atmosphere of a superhero’s (or a supervillain’s) headquarters now exist in a time warp, dwarfed by lifeless and faceless obelisks of [...]

Wild DIY Waterpark

Link Scroll down for today’s pictures & links. Wild DIY Waterpark Meanwhile in Hungary… these guys are enjoying summer full tilt, or rather full escavator’s bucket! Well, sure, if you have access to some construction machinery, why not use it for fun and benefit of your friends? - Link Today’s pictures & links: Monster Lobster! It came from Outer Space… (image credit: Sameli [...]

Jim Henson’s Memorial Services

In May 1990, Jim Henson passed away. Five days later, a memorial service was held at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York. In July, another memorial was held in London, at St. Paul’s Cathedral. Both services were open to the public; Henson had made instructions about the services four years earlier, [...]

9 Child Prodigies (Who Actually Ended Up Doing Something)

Four-year-old Australian Aelita Andre is the talk of the international art world. She sold one painting for $24,000, and her work is currently on display at the Agora Gallery in New York. Perhaps a few decades from now, she’ll earn a spot on this list, which we first published in 2009. By Rick Chillot Being a child [...]

What Is the Fittest City in the US?

According to a study by the American College of Sports Medicine, it’s the Minneapolis-St.Paul metropolitan area, followed by Washington, D.C.: Their winning rank reflects the cities’ relatively low (and rapidly-diminishing) smoking rate, their above-average percentage of regular exercisers, moderate-to-low rates of obesity, asthma, diabetes, and other chronic concerns, and rising share of farmers’ markets (indicative of [...]

Amazing Jell-O Architecture

Bompas and Parr: Return of the Jelly Knights from Gestalten on Vimeo. Anyone can slap some Jell-0 in a decorative mold and serve it up for dessert. But Sam Bompas and Harry Parr (AKA Jellymongers) have taken gelatin design to a whole new level. Using the jiggly, edible medium, Bompas and Parr sculpt intricate models of [...]

Kids Tell the Christmas Story

(YouTube link) As told by the children of St Paul’s Church of New Zealand, in adorable Kiwi accents that defy imitation. It ends with a party!