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New Thanksgiving Tradition: The World’s Biggest Disco

If you’ve had enough family togetherness for one holiday and you’re looking for a reason to get out of the house, boy, do we have a great option for you. Well, if you leave near Buffalo, New York, anyway. Every Saturday after Thanksgiving, Buffalo is home to the World’s Largest Disco. With 7,000+ people, it doesn’t [...]

Why Poor People Hate Helping Other Poor People

Unless you live under a rock, you’d know that government (and yes, even some insanely rich people like Warren Buffett) is calling for an increase in taxation for the rich in effort to save education, social programs, and so on. You’d think that regular Joes, who makes nowhere near the proposed $250,000 a year threshold for [...]

100-Trillion-Dollar Bill, on Sale for $5 on eBay

In Zimbabwe, virtually everyone is a trillionaire who walk around with wheelbarrowful of money! Wait, perhaps that’s not such a good thing after all … except for numismatists and eBayers. A 100-trillion-dollar bill, it turns out, is worth about $5. That’s the going rate for Zimbabwe’s highest denomination note, the biggest ever produced for legal tender—and a [...]

The Quick 10: Pam Anderson: Literary Genius (and Nine Other Celeb Authors)

It seems like once you’re a celebrity, you can pursue any venture you want to whether you have the talent for it or not (Lauren Conrad, anyone?). But there are a few stars out there who really are multi-talented. There are a few of those on this list… and a few of the former. 1. [...]

15 Companies That Originally Sold Something Else

Some companies find their niche and stick to it. Others, though, have to adapt to changing markets in order to thrive. Here’s a look at some companies that switched industries at some point in their histories, usually for the better. 1. Avon David H. McConnell started Avon in 1886 without really meaning to. McConnell sold books door-to-door, [...]

Month in Review: August’s Most Popular Stories

Numbers-wise, August was our best month ever. Remember when Mark McGwire broke Roger Maris’ home run record? Our August stats were like that, except if instead of hitting 70 home runs, McGwire had started a website and racked up 22,000,000 pageviews. Thanks to all 7-million-plus of you who stopped by. Here’s a look back at [...]

Weird Hotels ’round the World

When it comes to accommodations, there’s good weird and there’s bad weird. I’ve stayed in a few of the latter kind — like an uber-budget flophouse in Paris where the door wouldn’t close all the way and stray cats would sneak into our room while we were sleeping. The hotels below, on the [...]