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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This Part of New York Was Literally Built on British Ground. Fascinating…

Nov 4, 2014 By Joey 0

New York City’s Waterside Plaza sits in a place that was part of the East River a half century ago. The fact that it’s now home to an iconic residential complex is, oddly enough, thanks to Bristol, England…

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 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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This Abandoned Town in Tennessee Will Make You Want to Go Exploring, Too

Oct 7, 2014 By Megan Berman 0

Nestled about a mile into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee, hidden away from the world, lies an abandoned town.

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Built almost 100 years ago, there are houses, a fountain, and even a hotel — The Wonderland Club. The hotel closed in 1992, and the last lease for any of the houses expired in 2001.

Now the remaining structures stand empty and unused…

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Photographer Jordan Liles stumbled across the ghost town last year, and documents his findings in the video “Tennessee Wonderland”…

Was Bob Dylan joking when he invited Michael Bolton over? It’s a funny story, regardless…

Oct 1, 2014 By Abraham 0

In a collaboration as laughable as it is unlikely, Bob Dylan and Michael Bolton got together about 25 years ago to write a song. Their day-long writing session resulted in “Steel Bars,” which was one of the singles from Bolton’s 1991 “Time, Love, & Tenderness,” which you may know as the album with his version of “When a Man Loves a Woman.”

Here Michael Bolton shares his experience of working with Bob Dylan. Bolton’s amusing reminiscence of their hours together comes complete with a spot-on voice impression and some cute cartoons…

These drawings are typewritten, not drawn. But the amazing thing is the artist himself…

Sep 29, 2014 By Megan Berman 0

If you want to see incredible skill and dedication despite severe physical limitations, look no further than artis Paul Smith.

As a child he was diagnosed with severe spastic cerebral palsy — but that never kept him from pursuing his love of art. Although Paul’s condition made him unable to hold a paintbrush or pen, or even speak and eat, he became a phenomenon in the art world.

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How? By creating beautiful images…with a typewriter.

Paul used both hands to create his art—the left to steady the right, which pressed the keys. And since he wasn’t able to press two at once, he locked the shift key down and created his art using only 10 characters…

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