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Every Item Inside the Time Capsule Nickelodeon Buried in 1992

In 1992, Nickelodeon got together with the Kids World Council (also known as “minors who were allowed to call in and vote”) to decide what was most important to kids at the time. Then they assembled those items, put them in a big orange time capsule, and buried it in front of Nickelodeon Studios in [...]

12 Athletes Injured During Temper Tantrums

Temper tantrums often lead to ejections, suspensions, and fines. But these 12 athletes went the extra mile and actually physically hurt themselves, too. DAVID POKRESS/MCT/Landov 1. Amar’e Stoudemire When New York Knicks’ big man Amar’e Stoudemire punched a glass case housing a fire extinguisher after a Game 2 playoff loss against the Miami Heat, he needed 15 stitches [...]

Did Technology Help Kill The Union?

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Graph: BoogaLouie/Wikimedia Commons If you’re a political animal, then you’d already know that the victory of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in beating [...]

Fabulous Photos of Famous Flappers

This post was planned long ago as a followup to The Rise of the Flapper, which looked at some of the reasons for the iconic lifestyle many young women adopted in the 1920s. Some famous flappers were role models, either in real life or in the movies or other entertainment venues, and others only became [...]

A Brief History of the Super Bowl Broadcast

© Anthony J. Causi/Icon SMI/Corbis Sunday will mark the 17th time that NBC has broadcast the Super Bowl, tying it with CBS for the most in NFL history. Here’s a brief history of the Super Bowl on TV. The AFL-NFL World Championship Game Simulcast In 1967, NBC and CBS simulcast the first Super Bowl between the Kansas City [...]

Lectures for a New Year: Neil deGrasse Tyson on Pluto

Neil deGrasse Tyson is ridiculously distinguished: the man holds at least fourteen honorary doctorates, not to mention his real doctorate in astrophysics. He was also declared “Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive” by Time Magazine in 2000. But he’s most (in)famous for leading the charge to demote Pluto from its planet status to a “dwarf [...]

Plastic Bag Tree

Photo: Tilen Sepic From The Miha Artnak, here’s Pomlad je sed zime or The Rise of the Fall, an art project in Slovenia, in which a tree is recreated with hundreds of colorful plastic [...]

Stay in Queue!

LinkScroll down for today’s pictures & links. Stay in Queue! I’m sure we all can identify with this predicament. Some people are just plain unlucky when it comes to choosing a faster moving queue: Link Today’s pictures & links: This is Na Pali Coast in Kauai, Hawaii. …or the “Jurassic Park” (in popular imagination): (image via Dragon ME) ———— General Motors Engine Testing, 1951 (image [...]

Two Rules Named After Deion Sanders

Today Deion Sanders is being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. But even if the legendary cornerback weren’t enshrined in Canton, history would remember Neon Deion. After all, he has two rules named in his honor. Take Your Finals When Sanders was a college star at Florida State, he came up with a big [...]

Fordlandia: Henry Ford’s Ill-Fated Foray Into the Brazilian Jungle

We remember Henry Ford as the automotive magnate who perfected assembly line technology, but he also dabbled in ambitious social programs, including one in which he hired ex-convicts straight out of Sing Sing to staff his factories. Although many of these efforts were successful, Ford’s ill-fated foray into the Brazilian jungle was a notable and [...]