In 1980, Detroit presented Saddam Hussein with a key to the city.
In Manhattan, a bucket brigade of a dozen people carried diesel fuel up 17 flights of stairs to keep a data center generator going.
Turkey day may be the main event in the second-to-last month of the year, but there are plenty of unusual holidays to fill your November days with celebration.
It's Halloween, in case you hadn't noticed. Let's look at my favorite Halloween-ish videos!
Tim Burton - "Vincent"
From 1982, narrated by Vincent Price.
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Whether these people were donning masks to celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving (more on that later), or a fancy dress party, or to safely perform a medical procedure or act in a play, the results are sp
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We’re Gonna Need A Bigger Pump
Check out this video taken by MTA of a water-filled New York subway.
So, where will all of the subway rats go?
We’re Gonna Need A Better Pumpkin
Did you know October is National Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month?
In a briefing after Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast on Tuesday, a reporter asked New Jersey Governor Chris Christie the question that was probably on many minds: What about Election Day?
Let's face it -- we've all wanted to play Tetris on a pumpkin, using the stem as a joystick. Wait, that's just me?
Like the Shaun of the Dead slogan says, "aim for the head." But before you start readying your zombie apocalypse weapon of choice, you'd better find out if you're going to get in t
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