Nicole Maines and her brother Jonas were born identical twins, but they look very different at age 14. Nicole was named Wyatt at birth, but showed sign of being a girl from a very early age. (via Metafilter)
The movie we've all been waiting for: Worst in Show is a documentary about the 2011 World’s Ugliest Dog Competition. Watch the trailer and see how much these ugly dogs are loved.
Lowes pulled its ads from the TV show American Muslim because of complaints from a conservative group. Is the move... READ ON
It was 168 years ago this week that Tiny Tim and Ebeneezer Scrooge made their debut. In 1843, Charles Dickens’ Christmas classic was published in England. Despite the fact that it's been around for ages, there are a few things you might not know about A Christmas Carol:
1. A Christmas Carol must hold some sort of record for being the fastest classic tale ever written. Dickens started writing in October of 1843 and finished up before December. He left enough time for illustrator John Leech to do his... READ ON
George Takei, best known as Sulu on Star Trek, is an incredibly versatile actor who has won several awards throughout a career spanning six decades. Tonight for The Late Movies, we take a look at some fantastic clips from Mr. Takei.
Leading us off, George Takei mediates a fight between William Shatner and Carrie Fisher about which franchise is better: Star Wars or Star Trek. Fun fact: George Takei has been a part of both franchises...he voiced Lok Durd in the animated Clone Wars... READ ON
In case you weren’t obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com yesterday, here’s what you missed from our 11 lists... READ ON
Rob Wilson / Shutterstock.com1. …the AlamoA quick refresher on the basics of the Battle of the Alamo: fought from February 23-March 6, 1836, between Mexico and the Republic of Texas as a part of the Texas Revolution of 1835-1836. The first 12 days were a siege by Mexican General Santa Anna and his troops of the Alamo Mission and its small contingent of Texans including the commanders, William Travis and James Bowie and the “King of the Wild Frontier” himself, Davy Crockett. The siege came to... READ ON
I live near some big homes in Los Angeles owned by some pretty big names in the entertainment industry. They love to go all out during the Holidays decorating their homes, starting with Halloween and then, of course, during Christmas time. Some even hire actors to play parts on their front lawns! No joke. All this is to say that I can relate to families who get into the holiday spirit as seen in the photos below. Only a couple are from around my neck of the woods. See if you recognize any from your... READ ON
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One of the headlines coming out of Saturday night's GOP debate was Mitt Romney's offer to bet Rick Perry $10,000 to settle an argument over something Romney said (and removed) from his book No Apology. Perry hasn't taken the bait, but here are some big money bets other famous people have made.
1. Truman Defeats Dewey, Jimmy the Greek Defeats Vegas
Everyone remembers the "Dewey Defeats Truman" headline from the 1948 presidential election, but Harry Truman... READ ON
Dogs can experience a runner's high.