This is the oldest footage of London ever. Includes amazing old footage from between 1890 and 1920, plus modern shots of the same location today. Also features maps carefully researched to show where the camera was. Arranged by location, 46 shots of classic footage with a twist and an inspiring soundtrack. YouTube link (via Laughing Squid) The Presurfer
Why is New York called 'The Big Apple?' Or London 'The Old Smoke,' Amsterdam 'Venice of the North' and Las Vegas 'Sin City?'Some nicknames refer to the ancient heritage of the city, some refer to the industry found in the city, some refer to the cities’ environment – there are a variety of reasons these cities have earned their unique monikers. (thanks Cora) The Presurfer
Dreams are never stupid, but as Richie Trimble proved on the streets of San Francisco, sometimes they are Stoopid Tall. Watch him ride his 15-foot bike across the Golden Gate Bridge. YouTube link (thanks Cora) The Presurfer
image credit: Pierre Pouliquin Just the thought of mold is something that makes many people involuntarily shudder. Yet there is more to it than meets the eye. Up close we are witness to an enigmatic and beautiful alien world on our own doorstep. The Presurfer
image credit: Beatrice Murch Located near the Pacific coast in the Peruvian region of La Libertad, Chan Chan was the largest Pre-Columbian city in South America and the largest earthen architecture city in the world. The city itselfShow More Summary
My daughter knows that the only trip souvenir I allow is a squished penny. They're fun to look at, inexpensive, and don't take up much space. She's cool with that rule, as we both take great pride in displaying our ever-growing collection...Show More Summary
Her theme was the corrosive effects of fear and paranoia.
(Video Link) There are a lot of people out there who don't like possums. It's not too surprising, given that when encountered in the wild, they aren't exactly friendly. But when they are raised as pets, they are actually surprisingly friendly and cuddly. Show More Summary
From the man whose 17 girlfriends discovered each other during a hospital visit to another who was caught cheating via Google Maps, take a look at these surreal stories of infidelity.
Lauren Lapkus spends Seven Minutes in... 7:42 Watch Lauren Lapkus perform directly to a camera alone in a soundproof room, while audience members watch a live feed in another room. Recorded live at the Funny or Die Hideout at SXSW 2015. Submitted...Show More Summary
What does your state have more of than other states per capita? This map has some superlative for each of the 50 states, some of which are kind of surprising (Georgia, Texas), others not so much (Utah, Kentucky). Of course, every state is tops at something, but many states are tops at several things. Show More Summary
The "Puppies" are a coalition of right-wing and white-supremacist groups who pushed a slate of ideologically pure nominees onto the Hugo Award ballot, complaining that you could no longer judge books by their covers, and that science fiction had changed to reflect the world since the 1970s. Read the rest
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Communicating with your fellow humans can be hard work, and people who refuse to express the problems they’re having with you in any form other than a passive aggressive note are downright difficult to handle. (Image Link) But wouldShow More Summary
Also appearing are Shirley MacLaine, and Grant Colfax. Airdate September 7, 1983. From The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson
President Barack Obama brought the laughs on Saturday at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner in Washington, D.C. Obama joked about climate change, the 2016 candidates and his own religion, among other things. Watch a videoShow More Summary
President Barack Obama joked on Saturday that one potential 2016 candidate for president could continue his legacy in the White House at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday. "Bernie Sanders might run. I like Bernie. Show More Summary
"Saturday Night Live" cast member Cecily Strong addressed recent legislation aimed at women's rights and abortion on both the federal and state levels during her remarks at the 2015 White House Correspondents' Dinner. As she startedShow More Summary
President Barack Obama is surprised that Donald Trump is still sticking around the White House Correspondents' Dinner. "Donald Trump is here...still," Obama joked during his remarks at the annual dinner in Washington on Saturday. Obama...Show More Summary