What Kindle's Most Highlighted Passages Say About Humanity

Scurzuzu, Flickr Recently the Internet and Amazon's handy little tool for enjoying e-books, the Kindle, gave us a whole new way to pick through the general public's private thoughts ... by browsing through the popular highlights by Kindle users. The 10 most highlighted passages come from three separate books, which might make you assume those are three of the most awesome books ever. ...

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Andy Rooney Is So Very Old

Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber are likely losing sleep and popping prescription antidepressants now that Andy Rooney's confirmed he has no idea who they are. The nonagenarian "60 Minutes" host is somewhat blown away that, as a typical American, he has no idea who anyone on the Billboard charts is. Given that very few Americans appear every week on CBS well into their 90s would lead one to believe ...

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History's Most Awesome Time Capsules

Once upon a time, time capsules were the coolest thing since sliced bread. Sliced bread was likely even included in some, so future generations could also see just how cool it was. Time capsules faded from the limelight for a while, then enjoyed a bit of popular resurgence around the millennium, and are now slowly sinking into obscurity again. Before we forget them entirely, here's a look at...

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The Top 10 Most Awesomest Things Ever

If you're not aware of The Most Awesomest Thing Ever, it's a website that chronicles the most awesomest things ever. Who saw that coming? Basically, the site will pit one awesome thing against another awesome thing, and then you choose which is more awesome. The results are tallied and winners become more awesome while losers become less awesome. It's exactly like life. With all that in mind, l...

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Alligator Feeding at Store Grand Opening Shocks Furniture Shoppers

We're not marketing experts, but the traumatic deaths of small mammals probably isn't the best way to attract new customers to your business. But who knows, maybe you can sell furniture based on how many bunnies a gator will eat. In Los Lunas, N.M., a furniture store decided the best way to get people excited about no-credit-check-needed rentals was to toss some live animals to a pit full of ga...

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Free Ice Cream Pizza Means Everyone Wins

Aside from cones, cakes and bowls, there aren't too many different ways you can serve ice cream, mostly due to the fact that it's frozen and will melt if you start messing around with it. But that didn't stop the brilliant minds behind the ice cream pizza. In honor of today being tax day (don't ask questions, just go with it), from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at participating locations, Maggie Moos is wil...

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Nerd Body Odor Out of Control at MIT

MIT has a well-deserved reputation of being home to the kinds of people who will get rich off of making the world a better place while the rest of us read about it online. However, genius apparently has its limitations, and at MIT those limitations are represented hygienically. Body odor has become such an issue in the halls that the school has actually invested money in buying toothpaste and d...

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MSNBC Finally Discovers Bacon

While the Internet has been aware of how awesome bacon is for several years, it's hard to blame traditional media for only catching up with it now. With the release of KFC's new affront to humanity, the Double Down, a sandwich that eschews a bun in favor of two pieces of fried chicken and then jams cheese and bacon between them, MSNBC decided to focus not so much on the sandwich but the bacon w...

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Dog Poops on Minor League Promotion

During a promotion called "Iams Adoptable Pet of the Game" at a Northwest Arkansas Naturals minor league game, a beagle mix named Mona took to the field, likely accompanied by many "awwww"s from the crowd. Ain't she adorable? Sure is. Right until she deuces on the field. It actually paid off, as someone watching said to himself, "I want that to be on my lawn!" and Mona was swiftly adopted. I...

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Kraft Sponsors Texas Stadium Demolition

Texas Stadium in Irving, one-time home of the Dallas Cowboys, was sent off to the great beyond Sunday by way of an awesome implosion. It's pretty kick-ass anytime a giant building gets taken to its knees by way of a controlled demolition, but this one had an extra layer of cool thanks to the good people at Kraft, who spent $75,000 on their absolutely insane idea for cross promotion. After ru...

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