History

Five Things the Government has Done Right
History

Five Things the Government has Done Right

Many Americans have come to believe that the United States government can’t do anything right. Universal healthcare, gay marriage, the debt ceiling and conflict in the Middle East have been causing major and long-lasting debate among politicians; many wonder how the government manages to accomplish anything at all. Despite the fact that Washington is deeply […]

London Underground: Pictures of its Past
History

London Underground: Pictures of its Past

The London Underground, Britain’s most famous rapid transit system (affectionately known as “The Tube”), is home to the world’s oldest underground railway, first opened in 1863. The Underground services 270 stations and features over 250 miles of track, 45 percent of which is below ground level. Over the decades, the tube has changed significantly as […]

The Popemobile Goes Green: A List Of The Pope’s Wheels From Past to Present
cars / History

The Popemobile Goes Green: A List Of The Pope’s Wheels From Past to Present

These days, more people are choosing to go green by finding and using more environmentally friendly products. Pope Benedict XVI is no exception. He was recently presented with his first electric car, a customized white Renault Kangoo for use at his summer residence at Castel Gandolfo. Renault also presented a blue version for the Vatican […]

End of the World Predictions (That Didn’t Pan Out)
Bizarre / History

End of the World Predictions (That Didn’t Pan Out)

Well, looks like we’re all still here. No Rapture on the 21st, no piles of person-less clothes on the street for those of us Left Behind to deal with. No screaming and gnashing of teeth as the world descends into chaos. Looks like Harold Camping was wrong. I’ll give you a second for the shock […]

Realistic Cartoon Characters
Artwork / Bizarre / Cartoons / Comics / History / Photo Manipulations / Pictures

Realistic Cartoon Characters

At one point or another in our lives we’ve all appreciated cartoon characters. Whether they were in childhood shows and films or something more adult (not that kind of adult), cartoons allow us to experience stories that normal actors just can’t achieve, be it because of physical limitations or cost. But what if our favorite […]

Deadliest Hurricanes
History / Weather

Deadliest Hurricanes

With hurricane season being in full swing, and having recently passed the 5 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, I thought I would look at some of the deadliest hurricanes in recorded history.  First, a few disclaimers:  these are the deadliest hurricanes – not looking at property damage.  These are all Atlantic hurricanes – sorry Pacific […]