Ten Products With Unfortunate Names
And What Those Names Actually Mean. Knowing doesn't make them any less funny.
The French TV show Le Petit Journal
explores what Fox News has been saying about France.
Watch for English subtitles when the narrative is in French, and French
subtitles when the clips are in English. “No-go zone” is the same in
both languages- because it doesn’t make any sense. (via reddit
you were a young man visiting Philadelphia, you’d want to run up the
steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art just like Rocky Balboa. These
guys did, and found Sylvester Stallone waiting for them
at the top.
California's Forests Have Lost Half Their Big Trees
. And that’s according to data collected before the current drought, so it might actually be worse now.
The 7 Stages of Your Caffeine Addiction
. This rings true, although I never had that “trying to quit” phase.
An 1872 editorial in the New York Times begins with the premise that only insane people surround themselves with cats.
It is taken as fact that cats are “treacherous, selfish, and cunning,” while a dog is a “respectable and upright animal.” (via mental_floss
Kate Beaton at Hark! A Vagrant has introduced me to another new historical figure. Born in 1886, Tom Longboat
was an Onandagan from the Six Nations reserve in Ontario and an outstanding athlete.
An artist in Tasmania is altering discarded Bratz dolls
. He/she gets them from second hand shops, repaints their faces with more realistic features and no makeup, and gives them new molded feet and new (often crocheted) clothing. (via Metafilter
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