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15 of the World’s Most Expensive Foods

If you ever find yourself in a Brewster’s Millions situation and have to burn through a fortune in a hurry, then all you need are this article, a few plane tickets and an empty stomach. (It never hurts to plan for the unexpected.) So just in case, here are 15 meals that can help you [...]

A Homemade ED-E Replica

Geekologie reader Will Brown made this incredible replica of ED-E from Fallout: New Vegas. He photographed the steps so crafters might even be able to make their own at home. Link

Sisko Wanted to Be Bald and Other Things You Might Not Know about Deep Space Nine

In 1993, Star Trek began a bold experiment: a series set on a fixed location. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine was an unusual, experimental and gloriously successful contribution to the Star Trek universe. Here are some facts that you might not know about the show. 1. Brandon Tartikoff originally conceived of Deep Space Nine as The [...]

18 Bizarre Self-Proclaimed Capitals of the World

Lots of places claim to be the world capital of something — animals, fruits, vegetables, consumer goods, other odds and ends. But sometimes, that something is really, really strange. 1. Pearsonville, California: Hubcap Capital of the World Image credit: Center for Land Use Interpretation While Pearsonville, California, only has a population of 17, it’s still the Hubcap Capital [...]

Buses Loaded With IV Drip Dispensers Make The Rounds In Las Vegas

Taking a trip to Las Vegas can result in gamblers losing the shirt right off their back at the game tables, and that feeling of loss often leads to bouts of binge drinking and self loathing. Good thing the Hangover Heaven buses have come to town! Equipped with IV drip dispensers and a soothing air conditioned [...]

Sweet Action: 8 Big Bets Made by Famous People

© Matthew Putney/ABC/Handout/Corbis One of the headlines coming out of Saturday night’s GOP debate was Mitt Romney’s offer to bet Rick Perry $10,000 to settle an argument over something Romney said (and removed) from his book No Apology. Perry hasn’t taken the bait, but here are some big money bets other famous people have made. 1. Truman [...]

Death Party in Las Vegas

A lot of people go to Vegas for bachelor parties, but death party? Now that’s unusual: A British marine killed in Afghanistan left an unusual bequest in his will: money for his friends [...]

The Late Movies: Jump Blues

Jump blues is a type of up-tempo blues that first gained popularity in the 1940s and experienced a renewal in interest during the (dreaded) 1990s swing revival. Billboard has described jump tunes as having a “bright bounce in the medium tempo and a steady drive maintained.” I usually think of it as Big Band [...]

Sgt. Reckless, the Korean War Hero Horse

(YouTube Link) Sgt Reckless was a small chestnut-colored horse with a white blaze on her face and three white stocking feet who joined the marines in 1952. She was purchased at the Seoul Racetrack from a young Korean and was originally named “Flame “but became “Reckless,” after the nickname Marines had given to the recoilless rifle.She [...]

Lynyrd Syknyrd to Open BBQ Restaurant at the Excalibur

Quick word association game for you: What’s the first thing that comes to mind when I say “Free Bird.” Jousting? Yeah, me too. “Sweet Home Alabama.” You thought of Merlin, didn’t you? These associations aren’t so far-fetched. Classic rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd just announced that they’re planning on opening “Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer at the [...]