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  • Peanut Sneakers
    A little over a month ago we posted about croissant sneakers. Food-themed sneakers are apparently the big new thing, because Planters Peanuts has now debuted peanut sneakers, retailing for $170.And not to be outdone, Ruffles Chips has introduced lim…
    - 29 Jun 19, 11:41am -
  • Bugs Bunny and the Pirate
    Could you make an effective cartoon with sound only? See what you think.
    - 29 Jun 19, 6:42am -
  • Coated tongue means self-poisoning
    From back in the day when advertisers just tried to scare consumers silly:"Coated tongue means self-poisoning. Correct it by all means."Click to enlargeNew York Daily News - Apr 14, 1932
    - 28 Jun 19, 11:01am -
  • Marion Stokes and Her 70,000 VHS Tapes
    Article here.
    - 28 Jun 19, 7:35am -
  • Rosa Hernandez: The Cleaning Lady
    When San Diego performance artist Claudio Cano does her act, much of the audience isn’t aware that she’s actually performing, because her performance consists of dressing up as a Latina maid (whom she calls Rosa Hernandez) and sweeping or mopping…
    - 27 Jun 19, 11:25am -
  • Gags and Gals:  Mail Order Brides

    - 27 Jun 19, 7:39am -
  • Using Coca-Cola to dissolve phytobezoars
    Coca-Cola isn’t just for drinking. It also has a medical use: to dissolve gastric phytobezoars (masses of indigestible material in the gastrointestinal system). Doctors administer the Coca-Cola via a tube threaded through the nose down into the int…
    - 26 Jun 19, 11:26am -
  • Artwork Khrushchev Probably Would Not Have Liked 22
    The avant garde that irked Khrushchev flourished in Japan also, as we learn in this article.
    - 26 Jun 19, 7:41am -
  • How to reset a GE smart bulb
    Turn off for 5 seconds, then on for 8 seconds, then off for 2 seconds, then on for 8 seconds, then off for 2 seconds, then on for 8 seconds… This has got to be a test to see how long until people simply smash the bulb against the wall in frustrati…
    - 25 Jun 19, 11:23am -
  • The Tree-Sitting Fad of 1930
    A national craze for a short time.Article here.Another article.Not everyone was cooperative, as seen below.Source.
    - 25 Jun 19, 7:40am -

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  • nieuwCoronavirus: the hidden personal grooming crisis
    The first victim of the coronavirus has been personal grooming. "Don't touch your eyebrows above all," pleaded Olivier Echaudemaison, creative director of the French cosmetics brand Guerlain. "Let them grow -- leave a virgin forest," said the man w…
    - 2 hours ago 9 Apr 20, 3:08pm -
  • nieuwBear takes cubs for stroll by normally busy Greek lake
    A bear and her three cubs took advantage of the coronavirus lockdown in Greece by strolling along the normally busy shore of Lake Kastoria in the country's northwest. The animals were spotted by the authorities at the tourist hotspot on Wednesday ev…
    - 16 hours ago 9 Apr 20, 12:39am -
  • Bronx zoo tiger tests positive for coronavirus
    A tiger at New York's Bronx Zoo has tested positive for COVID-19, the institution said Sunday, and is believed to have contracted the virus from a caretaker who was asymptomatic at the time. The four-year-old Malayan tiger named Nadia along with her…
    - 3 days ago 6 Apr 20, 9:31am -
  • Confined Spaniard stays safe by skiing in his living room
    When Philipp Klein Herrero had to cancel a skiing holiday because of the coronavirus pandemic he recreated the winter sport experience in confinement in his Barcelona flat. "I had a spark of creativity," the 28-year-old video maker and amateur skier…
    - 5 days ago 4 Apr 20, 6:17pm -
  • Message sent: Canada minister arranges virus airlift by text
    Canada's foreign minister used his thumbs to arrange an emergency airlift of weary Canadians from Peru during the pandemic, reaching out to his counterpart by text message to secure landing rights, he said Thursday. It was part of what Foreign Minis…
    - 7 days ago 3 Apr 20, 1:43am -
  • Cone-a-virus: ice cream van delivers for Belfast's vulnerable
    Ice cream vans are normally a common sight on Britain's residential streets and in parks when warmer days arrive in the spring and summer months. In Belfast, however, at least one van is still operating -- bringing essential supplies to the elderly…
    - 7 days ago 2 Apr 20, 10:44am -
  • Spanish cops bust supermarket 'bar' for breaking virus ban
    A Tenerife bar owner has been fined for violating Spain's coronavirus lockdown by serving shoppers at a supermarket next door, police said Wednesday. Like other bars, restaurants and non-essential shops across Spain, his watering hole in Icod de Vin…
    - 8 days ago 2 Apr 20, 12:04am -
  • US man teaching dog how to drive arrested after high-speed chase
    A resident of the western US state of Washington was arrested following a high-speed chase that left officers dumbfounded after they found the man's pit bull behind the wheel. The incident unfolded Sunday afternoon after police received calls about…
    - 10 days ago 31 Mar 20, 12:25am -
  • Rodgers uses private jet to flee Peru amid COVID-19 panic
    Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers used a private jet to escape Peru with just 15 minutes to spare before the airport was locked down due to the coronavirus pandemic. Rodgers on Friday described scenes of panic and fear as he recounted his…
    - 13 days ago 28 Mar 20, 1:07am -
  • Customer leaves $10,000 tip, anonymously, in Florida restaurant
    A customer left a $10,000 tip to be divided among the employees of a Florida restaurant, a day before it was forced to close because of the coronavirus outbreak, the owner said. Ross Edlund, the owner of Skillets in Naples, Florida, said on the rest…
    - 13 days ago 27 Mar 20, 7:11pm -

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