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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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  • Belgian scientists name mantis after Attenborough
    Belgian scientists have named a new "very large and robust" Vietnamese sub-species of praying mantis after British television naturalist David Attenborough. According to the Royal Belgian Society of Entomology, a recent expedition to the Annamite mo…
    - 55 days ago 5 Aug 20, 1:58pm -
  • Defying virus, Latvian ocean rower plans next adventure
    After spending 140 days rowing across the ocean without seeing another human being, Latvian adventurer Karlis Bardelis has some valuable tips for those learning to cope with coronavirus lockdowns. Bardelis started his nearly two-year journey in Peru…
    - 55 days ago 5 Aug 20, 4:55am -
  • US jails man who bought Lamborghini with government loan
    Instead of speeding off in a $200,000 Lamborghini Urus, a Texas man got a slower ride to jail Tuesday after US authorities arrested him for using $1.6 million in government pandemic aid to go on a spending spree. Lee Price III, 29, was charged with…
    - 56 days ago 4 Aug 20, 9:57pm -
  • Detained 'drug smuggler' cat escapes Sri Lanka prison
    A cat detained at Sri Lanka's main prison while allegedly trying to smuggle drugs and cell phone SIM cards has escaped, media reports said Monday. The feline was detected by jail intelligence officials on Saturday at the high-security Welikada Priso…
    - 57 days ago 3 Aug 20, 11:39am -
  • Time to change: Virus-hit US urges people to spend coins
    The flow of coins through the US economy is the latest victim of the coronavirus pandemic and now the government is asking people to spare a little change to balance out the supply. Virus restrictions have meant stores doing less business and thus f…
    - 62 days ago 30 Jul 20, 1:41am -
  • 'Model' customers keep Tokyo diners at social distance
    The coronavirus pandemic might have left many restaurants empty, but one establishment in Tokyo is relying on some model customers to enforce social distancing: life-like mannequins keeping diners from getting too close. Masato Takemine's Chinese re…
    - 62 days ago 29 Jul 20, 6:39pm -
  • Banksy triptych raises $3 million for Palestinian hospital
    A triptych of a Mediterranean shipwreck donated by British street artist Banksy raised nearly $3 million on Tuesday at a Sotheby's auction held to raise funds for a Palestinian hospital in the West Bank. "We're often led to believe migration is a dr…
    - 63 days ago 28 Jul 20, 7:36pm -
  • NY governor pans concert where Goldman Sachs CEO performed
    David Solomon's side gig as a DJ generated unwanted attention Tuesday when New York Governor Andrew Cuomo slammed a concert where the Goldman Sachs CEO performed as "illegal and reckless." Cuomo took to Twitter to express his displeasure with the "S…
    - 63 days ago 28 Jul 20, 6:55pm -
  • Sheepish St Bernard dog rescued from English mountain
    Sixteen rescuers were called out to save a St Bernard dog stranded on an English mountain, in an embarrassing episode for the member of a breed more famed for rescuing stricken humans from the icy dangers of the high Alps. The pooch named Daisy coll…
    - 64 days ago 27 Jul 20, 1:02pm -
  • Ukraine president defends movie post to end hostage crisis
    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday defended his decision to agree to a hostage-taker's bizarre demand that he post a movie recommendation to end a 12-hour stand-off. The tense stand-off ended after the president agreed to post a vid…
    - 69 days ago 22 Jul 20, 2:02pm -

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