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The Missing Links: GPS Candy Bars

How Do You Save A Bunch of Superheroes? Find out who rescued Marvel Comics. * What Happened to Good Old Golden Tickets? When we start putting GPS devices in our candy bars, I think we’ve gone too far. * Behold: The World’s Lowest Voice Get this man in a barbershop quartet immediately. * Do You Know What You Know? Test out [...]

The Number of the Day: 106

As of June, the Alcor Life Extension Foundation of Scottsdale, Arizona, had 106 patients in various states of cryopreservation (frozen in liquid nitrogen). The most famous of these is baseball Hall of Famer Ted Williams. Related Fact: The field of Cryonics was pioneered in 1964 with the publishing of The Prospect of Immortality by Robert Ettinger [...]

The Best and Worst Minor League Stadium Promotions

The Peoria Chiefs, the Class A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, joined the list of LeBron James’ bashers when it staged a “LeBron James NBA Championship Replica Ring Giveaway” after the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Miami Heat for the NBA title. There was no ring, of course. The Chiefs claimed to explore the possibility of skipping the [...]

The Chilling Tale of James Bedford, Cryonics Pioneer

Hundreds of people have been cryonically frozen since the idea became feasible in the 1960s. The most famous is baseball legend Ted Williams, but Larry King, Muhammad Ali, Simon Cowell and Gore Vidal have all said they’re interested in giving cryonics a shot when they pass on. The first man to go through the process, however, [...]

Homeless Man Has Amazing Radio Voice

(Video Link) Ted Williams, a homeless man in Columbus, Ohio, has become an Internet sensation. He has an outstanding voice — like that of a professional radio announcer. Today, redditors led the charge to get Mr. Williams back on his feet, and he’s already been scheduled for local radio appearances. You can read the details at [...]

The Origins of 9 Charities Named After People

We often write their names on the “Pay to the Order of” lines of our donation checks, but how well do we know the inspiring people behind some of our favorite charities and foundations? A lot of charitable foundations are named after the celebrities or high-profile business tycoons who founded them, but others are named [...]