The sad tale of the abandoned Alice in Wonderland theme park

There are few childhood stories more magical and deliciously-surreal than Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. Even the name lends itself to fantasy. Who wouldn't follow a white rabbit wearing a waistcoat, monocle and pocket watch down a hole? Sure, maybe not the best lesson to teach children (i.e. following strangers… » 4/15/14 10:04pm Tuesday 10:04pm

How Native Americans were crucial to defeat the Nazis and Japan in WW2

This is Chester Nez, the last of the original Navajo 29, being honored at an April 4th ceremony. If it weren't for him and the other 28 Native Americans who created the secret code language used in the Pacific theater during World War II, America would have probably never won the war against Japan. » 4/15/14 9:55pm Tuesday 9:55pm

This Key West bar is an ex-morgue with bodies still buried in it

Ernest Hemingway, Truman Capote, Shel Silverstein, Tennessee Williams and the Mayor of Margaritaville himself, Jimmy Buffet, have all enjoyed a drink (or 8) at Captain Tony's Saloon in Key West, Florida. What the tourist guide books often fail to note when promoting the saloon is the fact that it was established in… » 4/04/14 5:07pm 4/04/14 5:07pm

Own a piece of Apollo 13 with the sale of stolen NASA artifacts

10 years ago, a cache of space swag was stolen from the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center. The U.S. Marshal's Service hunted down and confiscated tons of NASA space artifacts, including "a silvery-Mercury spacesuit, a fabric swatch from Apollo 13's astronaut couches, and a control panel from Russia's Mir space… » 4/03/14 3:39pm 4/03/14 3:39pm

No, there isn't a massive welly welcoming tourists to Worcester

In the spirit of April Fools Tomfoolery, the UK's Worcester News reports on a "controversial new art installation" that's in the form of a massive welly. You know, those boots you wear when it's raining. The story reports that a large, 3-meter high sculpture in the shape of a welly was installed on Malvern Hills in an… » 4/01/14 7:00pm 4/01/14 7:00pm

8 reasons to fall in love with Lautner's Sheats-Goldstein residence

Overlooking Benedict Canyon is a masterwork of modern architectural. Designed by John Lautner for the Sheats family, and later occupied by eccentric multi-millionaire James Goldstein, the "Sheats-Goldstein Residence" is a delicious example of 1960's organic architecture. » 3/31/14 4:00pm 3/31/14 4:00pm

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Marinating meat in beer lowers cancer risks, according to Science

In a game-changing report, Pacific Standard magazine claims that marinating your meat in beer can "decrease the formation of carcinogenic material." The American Chemical Society's Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry made the bold statement to the delight of alcoholic carnivores everywhere! » 3/30/14 6:51pm 3/30/14 6:51pm

​Archaeologists Excited To Find Dead Brits In London Underground

The London Underground network's new Crossrail line, under construction since 2009, is the most expensive infrastructure project in Europe. Twenty-four billion dollars worth of high-speed rail spanning 73 miles and 37 stations across the city. Lots of spending and digging, obviously. An excavation crew even managed to… » 3/30/14 2:49pm 3/30/14 2:49pm