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Mail Call!

You might recall the post I wrote about the very smart Web site, snailmailmyemail.org. Sadly, the cool project has ended, but I wanted to share some of the letters you _flossers sent me. I had promised that I’d make a contribution to your favorite charity if you sent me some snail mail. As a result, [...]

How to Get Your Face on a Postage Stamp

Follow these five surefire steps and you’ll be stuck to the corner of envelopes in no time! Step #1: KICK THE BUCKET This is the hard part. According to the U.S. Postal Service, no living person can appear on an official stamp. No exceptions! (Clearly, the Postal Service is in the Elvis-is-dead camp). Step #2: BE PATIENT Don’t expect [...]

Weird Website of the Week: Superuseless Superpowers

Not every superhero gets to leap over tall buildings in a single bound or stop speeding bullets — for every Superman, there’s a Swamp-Man or a Matter-Eater Lad, the superfreaks you just have to feel a little sorry for. Well, now there’s a whole website that takes this idea to the extreme, creating videos and [...]

India Not Giving Up Mother Teresa

When Mother Teresa died in 1997, she was buried at the Missionaries of Charity headquarters in Calcutta. Now that she is expected to be canonized as a saint, the government of Albania has asked that her remains be disinterred and turned over to Albanian authorities. India has formally rejected the demand. “Mother Teresa was an Indian [...]

2 Poles Who Aided the American Revolution

Warm up the pierogies, Polish American heritage month is here again! Last year, we ticked off a list of 8 things you need to know about Polish Americans. This year, we’re going to change things up a bit and profile two men who helped make the very idea of a Polish American (or any other [...]