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The Quick 10: 10 Supreme Court Scandals

It’s no secret that I love Robert Schnakenberg’s Secret Lives series, so when I recently spotted Secret Lives of the Supreme Court, I snapped it up. There are plenty of fascinating tidbits to share, but let’s start with the scandalous ones. Here are 10 of the biggest shockers to ever rock the bench. 1. Thus far, [...]

13 Weird and Wonderful Gingerbread Houses

Traditional alpine chalets, woodland cottages, and Victorian mansions made of gingerbread are impressive, to say the least. I know from experience that they are not easy to make. Yet some folks go the extra mile to make their gingerbread constructions stand out from the crowd by building them bigger, adding clever details, or redesigning them [...]

Solar Scooter

(YouTube link) Terry Hope was presented with a challenge. He was working aboard an 88-foot sailboat and the captain would not let him bring a standard electric scooter on board. The only way he could have one is if it were to fit into a suitcase, and it had to be rechargeable off the grid. So [...]

Nutrition Facts Labels for Songs

Before you download the next pop hit from iTunes, check whether it is hazardous to your health. A teen panel working with the Boston Public Health Commission has set up a “nutrition facts label” rating (like that seen on food items) for songs: “Music, like food, can feed our brains and give us energy,” said Casey [...]

Bent Objects: Interview with Terry Border

Neatoramabot, the Bent Object version by Terry Border – ain’t he awesome? When I came across Terry Border’s blog, Bent Objects, way back in 2007, I knew that my days of making funny, amateurish little sculptures out of paperclips were over. There was no point in it anymore – I’ve met the master. Heck, Terry [...]