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Remember Kaboom?

Remember Kaboom cereal? A breakfast of sugar started your day right back in the day. There are 15 other sugar breakfast cereal box fronts at this link.

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June 22, 2008 Posted by | collections | , | 3 Comments

Nifty! 400 Years of documents found.

400 Years of Documents in attic

For four centuries, they were the ultimate pack rats. Now a Maryland family’s massive collection of letters, maps and printed bills has surfaced in the attic of a former plantation, the former Poplar Grove Plantation in Centerville, Md., providing a firsthand account of life from the 1660s through World War II.

“Historians are used to dealing with political records and military documents,” said Adam Goodheart, a history professor at nearby Washington College. “But what they aren’t used to is political letters and military documents kept right alongside bills for laundry or directions for building a washing machine.”

June 22, 2008 Posted by | collections, cool stuff | , , | Comments Off on Nifty! 400 Years of documents found.

Star Wars Dance-off

Darth and buddies get down, baby!

Vodpod videos no longer available.

more about “Star Wars Dance-off“, posted with vodpod

June 22, 2008 Posted by | People, Strange | , , | Comments Off on Star Wars Dance-off

An udderly fascinating political problem. What would Hillary do?

What to do with sacred cows

After deposing the (Nepalese) monarch, (the new) leaders now face a bigger challenge – what to do with his 60 sacred cows.

They voted out King Gyanendra in May but removing the beasts could prove trickier in the Hindu nation.

‘Maybe the ministry of agriculture should use them for research,’ offered one official.

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Can you use a sacred cow for research? Doesn’t seem likely that would go over well.

June 22, 2008 Posted by | animals, Strange | , | Comments Off on An udderly fascinating political problem. What would Hillary do?

Spam Subject Line

I got a spam this morning with this unwittingly accurate subject line:

“Desiring to catch companions – Summer”

Well, at least they’re honest, even though it wasn’t intentional.

June 22, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Crook, People | | 2 Comments