How "Dungeons & Dragons" changed my life. Gen X looks back with nostalgia and appreciation. (via TYWKIWDBI)
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Mental_floss author Stacy Conradt managed to find the time to run the Disney Princess half-marathon at Walt Disney World in Florida. The event raised money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and Stacy got a tiara!
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The story of the first moving pictures involves horse racing, a "crime of passion" killing, and prize money. Of course, nudie movies came very soon afterward.
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Photographer John C.H. Grabill took pictures of the American West between 1887 and 1892. They are now in the public domain, so we can get a glimpse of the frontier days. (via the Presurfer)
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The 20 Best Supermarket Fails. A marketing background is not required for one to make grocery signs, but don't you just love seeing a sign that's worth whipping out the camera for?
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From Single Cells, a Vast Kingdom Arose. The short version of how all animals came to be.
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Mary Todd Lincoln was a Shopaholic! (and other First Lady facts) It's a pretty cushy job with perks and few responsibilities, until your eccentricities go into the history books.