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24 Vintage Photographs of Abe Lincoln Being Awesome

Abraham Lincoln’s personal secretary John Nicolay believed that no photograph could capture Honest Abe’s essence: “There are many pictures of Lincoln,” he said, “[but] there is no portrait of him.” Over 130 photographs of Lincoln exist—here are a few you may not have crossed before. This daguerreotype, taken around 1846, is the earliest known photo [...]

Girl Can Say Any Word Backwards

This is both adorable and a tad freaky. I hope Hollywood doesn’t come knocking and turn her into some freak on display. For now, she’s just a cute, strangely talented young woman having fun with a unique gift.

Aquarium Sink

This classy, if a tad expensive ($4,500!) sink doesn’t come with fish, but it does offer a habitat for them. There’s a light in the back as well as access ports on the top. The producer recommends that you get a professional plumber to install it. Link -via My Modern Met

That One Time Abraham Lincoln Threw a Wedding Reception for Tom Thumb

It’s a bit unbelievable to think that Barack Obama would hold a White House wedding reception for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, but something just like that happened almost 150 years ago when Abraham Lincoln held a White House reception for General Tom Thumb and his wife. The 2’11″ Charles Stratton had toured with P.T. Barnum [...]

Coney Island: Dreamland by the Sea

The following is an article from the book Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Plunges Into History Again. The place that gave Mr. and Mrs. Joe Schmoe the crazy idea that happiness was just a few subway stops away. Between about 1880 and World War II, Coney Island was the largest amusement park in the United States. But back [...]

SETI Shuts Down Search for Alien Due To Budget Cuts

Poor ET will have to wait a tad bit longer to be found as SETI has shut down its Allen Telescope Array due to lack of funding. Frank Marchis of Cosmic Diary writes: The future of the ATA may depend of the US Air Force program. Unfortunately, because of the recent federal finance turmoil, no clear [...]

Glowing tadpoles to detect pollution

Researchers looking for more effective and less expensive ways to detect harmful pollution in water have come up with a genetically engineered tad…

Nicolas Cage is Broke

If you’re feeling a tad poor because of the economic meltdown, tell yourself that at least you’re not Nicolas Cage. The highest paid actor in Hollywood is broke: How could one of Hollywood’s highest paid actors find himself owing $6.3 million in back taxes and deep in money troubles? The answer is, “Easy,” if you believe [...]