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Rob Ford the Musical: Crack-smoking mayor’s doppelganger beats 100 other actors to win starring role in play (but his hair is dyed)

Rob Ford the Musical: Crack-smoking mayor’s doppelganger beats 100 other actors to win starring role in play (but his hair is dyed)

Sheldon Bergstrom to play role of Toronto’s controversial mayor Rob Ford Producers say resemblance and talent key as he beat 100 others to the part The 42-year-old Canadian actor has dyed his hair blond for the musical  Rob Ford the Musical: Birth of A Ford Nation will debut in September Show charts past year of […]

Six Essential Elliott Smith Songs

Six Essential Elliott Smith Songs

 On this day 45 years ago, Steven Paul Smith AKA Elliott Smith was born. While he died in October 2003, his music and legacy will continue to live on as one of the most influential singer-songwriters of the late 90s. If fact, you can hear a lot of his influence in music today from The […]

Could the moon fuel Earth for 10,000 years?

Could the moon fuel Earth for 10,000 years?

Helium 3 in dumped on moon’s surface in vast quantities by solar winds. The rare helium isotope could power clean fusion plants back on Earth It could be extracted from the moon by heating the lunar dust to 600°C Astronauts would then shuttle the nonradioactive material back to Earth  While China has expressed an interest, it […]

Meet George Jetson’s 3D printed food

Meet George Jetson’s 3D printed food

Technology would provide soldiers on the front line with nourishing meals Could replenish energy levels, rebuild muscle and increase vitamin intake Would also reduce the cost of importing food into war zones, it is claimed Food printers are connected to computers that feature ‘software’ menus They work like inkjet printers, deposit layers of chemicals to […]

Remembering James S. Brady

Remembering James S. Brady

He performed the day-to-day job of White House press secretary for barely two months, but there is good reason why Jim Brady held that title for all eight years of the Reagan administration — and why the White House Briefing Room is named in his honor today. Brady’s brave survival of a near-fatal head wound […]

Adorable Baby Seal Tries To Surf

Adorable Baby Seal Tries To Surf

Matthew Stanley was out surfing with his GoPro when a baby seal decided to join the party. In the video, Stanley and his friend Andrew Flounders do their best to teach the little guy how to surf, but it seems like he might need to work on his core muscles to really get going.

Toilet exhibition celebrates the history of human waste

Toilet exhibition celebrates the history of human waste

The Toilet – Human Waste and Earth’s Future’ exhibition is being held at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo There are eight areas covering topics such as the shape of human waste Another section looks at the differences between animal faeces There are also giant toilets, bathroom consoles and themed hats […]

How Sudoku can boost your child’s brain power: Puzzles can improve memory and doing crosswords helps verbal fluency

How Sudoku can boost your child’s brain power: Puzzles can improve memory and doing crosswords helps verbal fluency

Sudoku puzzles can improve your child’s memory, experts have claimed Crosswords improve verbal fluency while word games help with vocabulary  Research was undertaken by experts at the University of Cambridge  | Updated: 19:58 EST, 1 August 2014 Children should do Sudoku and crosswords in school to boost their brain power, experts say. Doing Sudoku puzzles […]

Three Myths About the Brain

Three Myths About the Brain

Gray Matter IN the early 19th century, a French neurophysiologist named Pierre Flourens conducted a series of innovative experiments. He successively removed larger and larger portions of brain tissue from a range of animals, including pigeons, chickens and frogs, and observed how their behavior was affected. His findings were clear and reasonably consistent. “One can […]

What Public Enemy taught me about policy

What Public Enemy taught me about policy

Flavor Flav, left, and Chuck D. of the rap group Public Enemy, pose for photographers upon their arrival for the MTV Music Awards at New York’s Radio City Music Hall, Sept. 8, 1994. (Malcolm Clarke/AP) Not Springsteen –   In this series, we’ll discuss policy and politics as reflected in music and popular culture. The only requirement: […]

Andy Kindler’s Just For Laughs State of the Industry Address 2014

Andy Kindler’s Just For Laughs State of the Industry Address 2014

Every year, comedian Andy Kindler delivers the State of the Industry Address at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. It’s one of the biggest highlights of the weeks long festival as fellow comedians, agents, managers, producers, media and more gather to listen intensely to Kindler, who has made complaining into a comedic art […]

Senator: Climate Change is Fake Because Mars is Warming Too

Senator: Climate Change is Fake Because Mars is Warming Too

Earlier this month, Kentucky State Senator Brandon Smith (R-Hazard) argued that climate change on Earth is impossible because Mars is warming up and “we all agree” that Mars and Earth have “exactly the same temperature.” Except “we” don’t. Because the planets don’t. And did we mention this Senator has vested financial interest in preventing EPA […]

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