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Human Language Humor and a Little Language History

Human Language Humor and a Little Language History

The universe, on any given day, is full of an infinite number of mysteries.  The creation of the universe alone is one of the greatest (not to mention most controversial) mysteries to plague mankind.  Regardless of whether everything was created in seven days, as the result of a epic explosion, or even if some divine […]

Harry Potter vs. Hormones

Harry Potter vs. Hormones

You may have seen a funny Harry Potter comic on our sister site, Digital Bus Stop.  They posted about this awesome artist we know named Steven Warrick, who makes art that makes us happy.  In fact, we told you that just this week in our post about his barnyard aquarium.  Well, Steven’s brain doesn’t stop, […]

Legendary Icons – Female Sex Symbols Through the Years

Legendary Icons – Female Sex Symbols Through the Years

Beauty, sex appeal, that certain je ne sais quoi – all these legendary female icons have them.  We’ve worked long and hard to compile a list of the end-all, be-all most amazing female sex symbols from the 1920′s through today. 1920′s Lillian Russell Just the Basics Born Helen Louise Leonard in Clinton Iowa – 1860.  […]

Steven Warrick’s Banyard Aquarium

Steven Warrick’s Banyard Aquarium

Steven Warrick lives in Richmond, Virginia, and he is a truly creative and fantastic artist.  He does design, original drawings, comics, and more, and we were lucky enough to get our hands on a series of interesting pieces to show you, and to talk to him about what in the wide world made him think […]

Amazing Theme Cakes

Amazing Theme Cakes

Trolling around the internet, like you do, I have come across some pretty darn fantastic-looking cakes.  I have no idea what tastes good, as I didn’t get to taste any of these cakes.  Plus, I’m not much of a cake eater.  But here are the cakes that particularly struck my fancy.  We’ve got geek cred […]

Novel National Parks: America’s Most Remote National Parks

Novel National Parks: America’s Most Remote National Parks

The United States government was the first national government to set aside land for management, preservation, and public use. Explorer George Catlin and activist John Muir both noted the need to protect America’s hot springs, natural areas, and Native America cultures as they traversed the continent during the 19th Century. In 1832, the first public […]

History’s Most Interesting Transvestites

History’s Most Interesting Transvestites

Personalities such as Boy George, RuPaul, and even J. Edgar Hoover have introduced cross-dressing, or transvestism, into the mainstream in recent history, as have movies like Psycho, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and Mrs. Doubtfire. Although women such as Joan of Arc and Hua Mulan cross-dressed centuries ago in order to join the military, modern […]

The Truth About Zombies

The Truth About Zombies

What can you say about zombies that hasn’t been said already?  There are zombie comics, zombie movies, books about zombies, books that used to be classic pieces of literature that had zombies put into them, and there are real zombies that re made when a boko takes a person’s soul and puts it in a […]

Ancient Artifacts – Creepy & Mysterious

Ancient Artifacts – Creepy & Mysterious

So much in this world is unexplained.  The more mysterious it is, the more we like it.  The more unexplainable, the harder we try to explain.  Such is the nature of the human condition.  Why else would there be so many television programs and channels devoted to solving the Earth’s mysteries?  Why else would my […]

A Halloween History

A Halloween History

Halloween is the favorite holiday of scores of people.  We love to dress up, hand out candy, and watch scary movies.  How did these traditions get started?  What is Halloween all about, anyway?  Lucky for you, I’m here to clear these things up for you. The Romans The Romans had an annual feast called the […]

Best and Most Surprising Movie Cameos

Best and Most Surprising Movie Cameos

Lately, for work, I’ve had to take a long hard look at a handful of movies. Yes, I know that sounds awful. Somehow I got through it. The latest movie I’ve had to study is Zombieland, a fantastic film in its own right–made even better by its surprise cameo. It made me think of cameos I’ve […]

The History of Crop Circle Formations and their Creators

The History of Crop Circle Formations and their Creators

Crop formations, or crop circles, have been widely publicized by the media since the late 1970s. A crop formation is a circular pattern found in a field of wheat or similar tall-growing, grass-bearing crops. Crop formations tend to appear at night under mysterious or unexplainable circumstances. Crop formations have also been directly associated with UFOs […]

A Stash of Staches

A Stash of Staches

While Hitler’s attempt at world domination ultimately failed, his association with the toothbrush mustache forever made it the red-headed stepchild of facial hair.

Sheffy Bleier: Meat is Not Murder

Sheffy Bleier: Meat is Not Murder

Sheffy Bleier is an Israeli artist based in Jerusalem and she is best known for her use of animal organs in her artistic creations.  Bleier is not unique as a “meat artist” however her use of the internal organs differentiates her from those artists who use cut and processed meat to evoke, quite literally, a […]

The Best Unknown Strange Roadside Attractions in the West

The Best Unknown Strange Roadside Attractions in the West

Strange roadside attractions are an American phenomenon that followed mass production and widespread use of the automobile, after the America highway system made long-distance road travel popular in the 1930s. Bizarre roadside attractions were meant to catch the eye of travelers, luring them in to stop and spend money. While many roadside attractions are free, […]

Five Mushrooms You can Forage this Fall that Look Gross and Taste Great

Five Mushrooms You can Forage this Fall that Look Gross and Taste Great

In many North American regions, August is synonymous with mushroom hunting and you will see many hikers out on the trails harvesting these gourmet delicacies. Rare, coveted mushrooms like chanterelles can go for over $20/pound at the grocery store during the few weeks they are in season each year. As with any wild-harvested food, certain […]

Musicians Into Actors – The Best and the Worst

Musicians Into Actors – The Best and the Worst

Sometimes actors try to become musicians or singers.  There are some pretty bad musical performances by actors out there.  But what about the musicians who give the silver screen or the small screen a whirl?  Well, some are pretty bad, but some are pretty freakin’ awesome, too.  Do you like the bad news first, or […]

Spacesick Movie Art – The I Can Read Movie Series

Spacesick Movie Art – The I Can Read Movie Series

We’re sort of confused by this guy.  His name is Mitch, he lives in Toledo, Ohio, and he had a blog that he posted fun stuff to, but hasn’t posted to it since March.  Hey Mitch, you OK?  Actually, come to think of it?  This I Can Read Movies series by Spacesick (ie Mitch) is […]

Tall People – A Chronicle of Remarkable “Giants”

Tall People – A Chronicle of Remarkable “Giants”

When you write a lot about weird diseases, you run into conditions that have a bit of a carnival sideshow feel – hypermobility of joints that allow people to bend themselves up like pretzels;  hypertrichosis, which is also called the Wolfman Syndrome; and Microcephaly, the condition that “pinheads” have.  While it is pretty awful that […]

One Man’s Trash – Part One

One Man’s Trash – Part One

It’s true what they say – one man’s (or woman’s) trash, is another one’s treasure. Many artists take an environmental stance and create art out of things that would otherwise be thrown away. Some of the pieces of art are very large – sculptures and parts of buildings, and others are very small. Take a […]