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The Sound That Only Canadians Can Hear

Everything that I know about Canada I learned by watching South Park. But the show hasn’t mentioned this fact. There’s a sound that only Canadians can hear, various described as “a large diesel truck idling, a loud boom box or the bass vocals of Barry White.” The sound is detectable to people in Windsor, which lies [...]

The Defense Rests (in Peace): How a Civil War Rabble-Rouser Went Out With a Bang

Clement Laird Vallandigham was never a household name, but during the era of the Civil War, he led an interesting and amazing life that ended abruptly and bizarrely. Over the course of his career, Vallandigham edited the Dayton Empire, practiced law, served as a brigadier general in the Ohio militia, and was elected to the U.S. [...]

Hermit Crab Tries on LEGO Shell

(Video Link) Harry, a crab who lives at LEGOLAND (it’s apparently spelled in all capital letters) in Windsor, Berkshire, UK, decided to see what all the fuss was about. He found a shell crafted from LEGO blocks and slipped right in. Link (warning: auto-sound) -via Technabob

Ontario mystified by unexplained rumblings

Residents of Windsor have been experiencing strange vibrations in the ground for several months. Up until now little has been done to determine the ca…

Niche Blogs: Something for Everyone

After posting several lists of niche blogs, I found out that “niche blog” is a term used by web publishers to refer to a blog that is created to market advertising to a specific audience. That’s not what I was thinking at all! The blogs I love to pass on to you are those with [...]

10 Things About Detroit That May Surprise You

Once one of the largest, richest and most prosperous cities in the US, Detroit has fallen on hard times. But reports of its death are greatly exaggerated. It remains a city with a talented workforce (it has more engineers per capita than any other city), huge manufacturing capacity, rich history, amazing culture and a downtown [...]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Wallis Simpson

It takes quite a woman to get a man to give up the English throne just to marry her, but twice-divorced American socialite Wallis Simpson pulled off the trick in 1936 when she married King Edward VIII. Here are five things you might not know about the woman for whom Edward abdicated the throne. 1. She [...]