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Melon with Mayo: Yum or Yuck?

Meanwhile in Japan, the hot new trend is … eating melon with mayonnaise. Really. You’ve probably never eaten melon with mayonnaise before. Well, we saw it being done by actress Erika Toda on the T.V. drama “SPEC” [...]

Beautifully Eerie Abandoned Hospitals

Photo by Matt Lambros There’s a plethora of T.V. shows out there that explore the creepiness of abandoned buildings, visiting them at the witching hour with night cams, trying to record ghostly spirits making an attempt to communicate with the living. But those same abandoned buildings can be quite gorgeous too. Photographer Matt Lambros has captured [...]

The Quick 9: 9 Awkward Places to Get Served

Getting served with divorce papers or lawsuits is never fun, but let’s face it – opening your front door and accepting an envelope is a lot less embarrassing than dealing with someone running out and handing you a sheaf of paper in front of your adoring fans at Wrigley Field. Here are 10 less-than-ideal places [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Unusual War Weapons

Think fighting wars is all about grenades and tanks? Think again. It takes some serious innovation to win wars – here are a mere handful of those ideas, although some of them were bombs in more than one way. 1. Major Martin, AKA Operation Mincemeat. How did a homeless alcoholic help pull one over on [...]

5 Unique Road Races

Any old runner can take on a standard road race. Strap on a good pair of shoes, do a little training, get hydrated, and it’s not too much of a struggle. Not all races are quite as straightforward as your local charity’s 5K, though. Here’s a look at five unique takes on road racing. 1. [...]

5…4…3…2…1… A Brief History of the Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball Drop

It’s a tradition I’d venture to guess a good majority of us take part in every year (at least by T.V.): the New Year’s Eve Times Square celebration. Like so many other things, the bash started out as a way to garner a little publicity. When The New York Times moved its headquarters there in 1904, [...]

The Quick 10: Merriam-Webster’s Top Ten Words of 2010

As a self-proclaimed word nerd, I love when the word of the year is announced. You may have seen the #1 word floating about the Web, but here’s the rest of the list as determined by Merriam-Webster.com. They base their picks on words that have seen more traffic than in previous years; they can typically [...]

Movie Trivia: Back to the Future

Can you believe it’s been 25 years since we first went back in time? Well, maybe you can if you’ve seen all of the press coverage recently. With the trilogy just released on Blu-Ray, we thought it was a good time to do a little time-traveling back to 1985 ourselves to do a little trivia [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Gleeful Facts

Hi, my name is Stacy, and I’m a hardcore Gleek. I’ve had “GLEE!” written in my planner for months now, so I was glad when Tuesday finally came this week. To celebrate the season two premiere, here are a few fun facts I’ve learned about the show. Not that I’ve obsessively researched it, or anything… 1. [...]

The Quick 10: The Beatles’ Ed Sullivan Debut

As a big Beatles fan, I sure wish I was there 46 years ago when the Fab Four appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show for the first time. Since we haven’t quite worked out that whole time travel thing yet, I’ll have to content myself (and you!) with trivia. 1. Although appearing on Sullivan was [...]