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History Developing ‘Hatfields & McCoy’s Reality Series?
These days, one of the surest ways to capitalize on an original blockbuster success is to develop a reality series inspired by its premise. We saw an example earlier this week with The CW putting into development a reality series with a striking similarity to 'The Hunger Games,' though this may be t…
Celebration Set for World’s Longest-Burning Light Bulb
Let there be light!
A celebration honoring the anniversary of a light bulb that has been on for 110 years at a fire station in Livermore, California will take place this weekend.
The 60-watt light, which is only powered to four watts, was turned on in 1901 and has been burning up like a Lady Gaga…
Young People Don’t Know Who The Beatles Are [VIDEO]
And now for something that will make you feel really old: The blog, I Hate Young People, recently took to the streets to quiz our nation's youngsters on their knowledge of The Beatles. The results: Well, let's just say they could use a little 'Help!'.
Not only had they never heard of the "Fab Fo…
5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Easter
We imagine that at this point in the spring season, you've stocked up on loads of chocolate (or are anticipating a victorious post-Easter candy sale), faux grass and enough hardboiled eggs to live off of for the next six months. You've probably even posed with the Easter bunny, or at least passed on…
Mardi Gras Around The World [VIDEO]
Did you think Mardi Gras was strictly a New Orleans thing? Think again.
In Belgium Mardi Gras is the most important day of the year. Belgians celebrate the Carnival of Binche in the city of Binche, which features lots of music and dancing.
Sweden celebrates Fettisdagen, translating to "Fat Tuesd…
Know Your Mardi Gras History [VIDEO]
Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday," a reference to the binge eating a lot of Catholics do before Lent. As is often the case with holidays, the Christian roots are intertwined with earlier pagan practices. It was very common for early church fathers to integrate elements of pagan ritual…