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How 11 Classic TV Stars Got Their Big Breaks

You never know which little role is going to lead to the first big one. Here are the defining moments that helped 11 stars of classic TV shows to land their first major breaks: 1. Mary Tyler Moore Mary Tyler Moore had fired the imagination of many TV-viewing young men in the late 1950s when she had [...]

Making “The Shining”

Now here’s something special: a 35-minute documentary by Vivian Kubrick (who was then 17 years old) about the making of The Shining. Vivian was Stanley’s daughter, and this documentary shows tons of behind-the-scenes material, as she follows actors through sets, performs interviews, and generally gives us a look at the creative process. Early on, we [...]

Bald Eagle Lands on Grave at US Military Cemetery

Frank Glick, an amateur photographer, captured this amazing image at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minnesota. He thought that the family of the veteran buried at that gravestone might like to have a copy, and did some research on Sgt. Maurice Ruch. Ruch, a veteran of World War II, was a US Army marksman who served [...]

The Inception Chair Better be Easier on the Butt than the Eyes

A design student names Vivian Chiu came up with the idea for the Inception Chair because she liked the dream within a dream concept of the film. The chair is made from ten increasingly smaller chairs that nest together using tabs and slots. It looks like it might not be that comfortable, but it sure [...]

Giant Hailstones

A Giant hailstone in South Dakota smashes US record, ahem, hailed as the biggest ever.What’s more, the man who found the ginormous icy object said that it had melted a bit while it was evaluated.America’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration committee declared that the hailstone, found in the town of Vivian on July 23, measures [...]