1/8/2013 1:54 AM
The upcoming horror film Mama is the tale of two girls who survived five years alone in the woods. Though the girls' story is a work of fiction (as is the ghost who haunts them), there are plenty of real children who defied the odds and survived years in the wild. Here are four remarkable cases of real-life feral children.
Posted by Christy
1/8/2013 1:54 AM |
8/14/2012 10:37 PM
Though summer isn’t over quite yet, fall will be here before you know it and that means an influx of pumpkin ale. With that in mind, here are 10 pumpkin beers you might like to try and the ratings they earned at RateBeer and BeerAdvocate.com.
Southern Tier Pumking – “At first sip, a magical spell will bewitch your taste buds, yet another victim enraptured by the Pumking.”
Rate Beer: 98/100
Beer Advocate: 90/100 “Exceptional”
Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale – “This 8.0% ABV pumpkin ale is the mother of all pumpkin ales. It is heartier, spicier, and more “caramelly” and “pumpkiny” than its faint brethren!”
Rate Beer: 96/100
Beer Advocate: 88/100 “Good”
Elysian Night Owl Pumpkin Ale – “A very drinkable pumpkin ale—brewed with seven and a half pounds of pumpkin per barrel and spiced in conditioning with ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and allspice.”
Rate Beer: 92/100
Beer Advocate: 87/100 “Good”
6/6/2012 9:36 PM
When one thinks of extroverted cities, places like Los Angeles or New York probably come to mind. After all, both cities attract aspiring models and actors by the thousands. However, according to one recent study, the tiny town of Keota, Iowa (pop. 1,009) is the most extroverted city in the nation. Say what?
6/5/2012 1:39 AM
A new month is upon us, and that means it’s time to read up on a new crop of diseases and issues plaguing the nation. So, grab a glass of lemonade, settle into your hammock, and be aware of the following 10 causes this summer.
Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month – Approximately 20 people out of 100,000 are affected by myasthenia gravis, a condition characterized by fluctuating weakness of the voluntary muscle groups. You are now aware of this grave muscle condition.
Torture Awareness Month - Ever hear of torture? It exists, but the National Religious Campaign Against Torture wants it to stop.
5/29/2012 11:42 PM
If you like hot blondes and silly lists, check out Victoria Secret’s 2012 "What is Sexy?" lineup. With categories like “Sexiest Summer Hair” and “Sexiest Summer Glow,” you can get your fill of cheese and busty blondes all in one spot. Here’s a preview.
Posted by Christy
5/29/2012 11:42 PM |
5/26/2012 12:34 AM
620,000: The number of men who died in the Civil War. The appalling number of deaths is what inspired Americans to honor the dead and create the beginnings of Memorial Day.
Decoration Day: What people used to call Memorial Day. The name refers to the way women and children would decorate the graves of soldiers with flowers and wreaths.
May 1, 1865: The first mass observance of Memorial Day. Nearly 10,000 freed slaves, missionaries, and teachers gathered in Charleston, SC to honor the Union dead.
May 30: The day people traditionally celebrated Memorial Day.
June 28, 1968: The day Congress moved Memorial Day to the last Monday in May to create a three-day weekend (thanks Congress!). A few veterans groups disapprove and want the date changed back.
3 p.m. (local time): The national moment of remembrance.
From dawn until noon (local time): When the American flag is flown at half staff to honor the dead.
101 Years: The number of years the Indianapolis 500 has run in conjunction with Memorial Day.
The start of summer: What Memorial Day signifies to many people. Americans celebrate with barbecues, picnics, and trips to the lake or beach.
Dinner on the Ground: A picnic meal eaten in a cemetery while sitting on the ground. Rural areas of the American South still practice this tradition on Memorial Day.
Happy Memorial Day!
Posted by Christy
5/26/2012 12:34 AM |