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11 Not-So-Famous People We Lost in 2012

It’s been a solemn year for the deaths of famous and significant people – and as always, many died who were less famous, but should be saluted nonetheless for their contributions to the world. Here are 11 of the lesser-known greats who passed this year. 1. Murray Lender: Bagel Tycoon Lender’s Bagels Historical Images Murray Lender, son of [...]

George Washington Riding a Pterodactyl Printed on a Dictionary Page

There’s a popular historical myth that Washington crossed the Delaware River on boats on his way to attack the Hessians at Trenton on December 26, 1776. Washington’s soldiers crossed using boats; Washington himself flew back and forth across the river, scouting the Pennsylvania side and encouraging his men. Link -via Technabob

Officer, That Meth You Found Hidden in My Groin Isn’t Mine, Nor Is the Groin

A couple of years ago, police officers in Florida found cocaine hidden up a man’s bottom. He denied that the cocaine was his.  More recently, a suspect in Spokane Valley, Washington went even further. Not only was the methamphetamine that officers found in his groin not his, neither was the groin: After he was taken out of [...]

Monstrous, Angelic, Unusual Bridge Sculptures

“QUANTUM SHOT” #801 Link – article by Simon Rose and Avi Abrams Monstrous, Angelic or Just Plain Weird – Unusual Bridge Sculptures, Part One There are bridges in every country, all over the world, each one serving a very functional purpose, so it’s nice to know that some of the [...]

Should It Be Dachstoberfest or Octoberhund?

Did you celebrate Octoberfest this year? Well, unless you happened to celebrate in Washington Square Park, you missed out when it comes to the possible cuteness of the event. That’s because the New York park plays home to the annual dachshund Octoberfest celebration where you can enjoy delicious brats with your cute and cuddly wienies. Link

Archive: September 2012

Fascinating Chemistry Photos Fantastic visuals at a point where science intersects art Awesome Vintage Calculators Highly desirable objects of technological genius “Flying Saucer” Soviet Architecture in Caucasus Truly “The House on the Borderland” Unintentional Faces in Objects, Part 2 There are some “things” in your house… Ghost Towns of the Pacific Northwest: Bordeaux, Washington Exploring Abandoned Places in the Land of Myst Up, Up and [...]

Teddy Roosevelt’s Historic Losing Streak Is Over

Getty Images After more than 500 losses, Teddy Roosevelt has finally won his first Presidents Race. (Yes, the Rough Rider won the 1904 presidential election, but until today, he had never won the Washington Nationals’ mid-game Presidents Race.) On the final day of baseball’s regular season, Teddy came from behind to beat his fellow Rushmores – George [...]

9 of the World’s Weirdest Museums

While museums dedicated to Spam and barbed wire are strange in their specificity, some museums are just plain bizarre in their subject matter. Here are some of the weirdest museums ever curated. 1. Leila’s Hair Museum Flickr These days, the idea of hair jewelry seems like something that should be left to stalkers and serial killers, but [...]

Air Force One

The following is an article from the book Uncle John’s Absolutely Absorbing Bathroom Reader. You’ve heard of Air Force One, but what do you really know about it? Here’s a short history of what’s now considered the “flying White House.” HOMEBOUND Nowadays we take for granted that traveling around the world is part of the president’s job. But [...]

Otter Solves Shape Puzzle

(Video Link)  Nellie is a sea otter that lives at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma, Washington. She’s already a cup stacking master and has now moved on to a more complicated task: solving a toddler’s shape puzzle. I think this is how the Planet of the Apes story began. -via Daily of the Day