College Kids Give Stunningly Bad Answers to Questions Like, “Who Won the Civil War?”

Nov 13, 2014 By Joey White 8

There’s no better way for a new student organization to make a splash on campus than to make a video that shows their own student body’s incompetence, and then watch it go viral for the whole world to see.

That’s what a new non-partisan political organization called PoliTech did on the campus of Texas Tech University, asking fellow students to answer simple questions about U.S. history, current affairs, and — of course — pop culture.

You can probably guess how well most students did in each category…

Of course, the video has created enormous controversy on campus at Texas Tech. People like political science professor Mark McKenzie say it represents a typical student. Others, especially students, are outraged at the potential impact the video could have on Texas Tech’s reputation.

Some of the World’s Most Iconic Landmarks…Under Construction

Nov 11, 2014 By Joey White 0

Icons like the Gateway Arch and Sydney Opera House have been around so long and are so ingrained in our collective psyche that it’s easy to forget how new they are to our cultural landscape.

These photos remind us that it wasn’t so long ago that these iconic structures were only dreams that were still in the process of being realized…

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Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

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52 Common Myths You Should Stop Believing

Nov 11, 2014 By Megan Berman 23

Did you know that Einstein didn’t fail math, we have way more than 5 senses, Napoleon was actually pretty tall, and you definitely do NOT need to wait 24 hours to submit a missing person’s report?

Those are just a few of the more than 50 myths that London-based data journalist and information designer David McCandless busts in his fascinating infographic

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This Kid Found a Valuable Ancient Artifact and Did WHAT with It?

Nov 6, 2014 By Megan Berman 1

When 10-year old Noah Cordle cut his foot on a sharp object while boogie boarding on the Jersey shore, he thought a crab had pinched him. When he looked a little closer, he saw that the offending object was actually an arrowhead. Cool, huh?

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It gets cooler — the arrowhead is actually a rare Clovis point estimated to be 14,000 years old.

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Ever Wonder If You’d Be Friends With Your Parents If You Were the Same Age?

Nov 4, 2014 By Megan Berman 2

Danielle Delph, an art director, always thought she and her mom would be great friends if they had grown up together. So she put her photo editing skills to the test by photoshopping herself seamlessly into a series of vintage pics of her mother. She titled her work, “If I Had Known My Mother Back Then.

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Delph says she had always wondered if she and her mom would’ve gotten along if they had been the same age…

I think it’s one of those ideas that people have at any point in life. You grow up and you say, “Oh, I wonder if my mom would have thought that was fun,” or “What was she like when she was my age? What would she have done?”

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The Oldest Minnesotan Just Joined Facebook…and She Had to Lie About Her Age Do It

Oct 14, 2014 By Megan Berman 0

Just in time to have her wall fill up with happy birthday wishes, Minnesota’s oldest resident has signed up for Facebook.

The catch? Anna Stoehr, who just turned 114 this past weekend, had to lie about her age to be allowed to have an account. When she entered her actual age, it came back as invalid. So she pretended to be a 99-year-old spring chicken in order to join…

So how does a woman who has literally witnessed the invention of electric lights, telephones, cars, and the internet, get on Facebook? With the help of her 85-year-old son and the Verizon sales rep who sold him an iPhone, Joseph Ramirez.

I had just sold him the iPhone, and he was talking about his mother. And I realized that he was 85 years young, and I was just astounded…I [asked] “Well, how old is your mother?”

Now Joseph is teaching Anna how to use email, Google, Facebook, and her personal favorite: FaceTime. Anna has made friends all around the world and loves calling people on her new iPad mini for a chat. But she doesn’t have much use for Google, as proven by Joseph, who once googled Susan B. Anthony, only to have Anna sassily tell him, “I could’ve told you that.”

She also had Joseph write Mark Zuckerberg a letter (on a typewriter!) to request that she be able to list her real age, telling him, “I’m still here.”

You tell ‘em, Anna.

Via: Kare 11

Columbus Day… How Is This Still a Thing?

Oct 13, 2014 By Abraham 0

Of all the accomplishments throughout history to celebrate and of all the Italians who have made some of these accomplishments who we could commemorate…why Columbus?

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Your Great-Great-Grandma and Her Friends Were Just as Silly as You. These Rare Photos Prove It…

Oct 10, 2014 By Joey White 0

In an age where it isn’t unusual for a person to snap ten quirky selfies in as many seconds, we often look at 120-year-old photos and assume the people in them were as serious as they appear.

But they weren’t. That stodgy, somber look folks put on for portraits? It was all an act.

This rediscovered group of slides from the Northumberland Archives proves that our predecessors knew how to have just as much fun as us…

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The series of photographs was taken around 1900 and can be viewed for the next few months at Woodhorn Museum in Ashington, Northumberland.

Of course, if that’s too far away, you can settle for these fantastic selections from the series…

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