An author discovers that his grandfather was an anonymous benefactor who gave money to 150 families for Christmas in 1933. He tracks down the descendants of those who received $5 to see what difference the money made for them.
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Leslie Nielsen, who appeared in over 200 movies and TV shows over six decades, died Sunday at age 84. Filmdrunk posted a collection of videos as a tribute. (via Gorilla Mask)
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Molly was developmentally disabled and was institutionalized just before her third birthday. After their parents died 47 years later, Molly's brother Jeff found her and filled in the gaps of the family's history. (via Boing Boing)
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It might take a genius to find the way through the Albert Einstein maze! Print out a full size copy and give it your best shot. (via Nag on the Lake)
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When Congressmen Attack! Read 14 accounts of our representatives in Washington wreaking violence upon their opponents, cohorts, and constituents. (via Everlasting Blort)
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Life cannot be all that bad when you can watch a dog doing a salsa dance.
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Harry Potter and the Incredibly Conservative Aristocratic Children's Club. Do kids internalize this "chosen one" mentality or is the author completely overthinking a kid's story? (via Metafilter)
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Swimming Without Legs: 3 Inspiring Athletes. Some people won't let a setback like an amputation stop them from pursuing their dreams.