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Rails, waterways, pipes, bridges, airports, electricity, even the internet – America is falling apart.

Whatever happened to all those politicians (both sides of the aisle) who promised an infrastructure bill?
By: spam_vigilante
Sunday, Jul 14th 2019 (12:18am)
Back in 1970, then-President Richard Nixon signed an executive order establishing the Environmental Protection Agency. Just after its creation, the EPA created a photo-documentary project called "Project Documerica." Its purpose? To "record the state of the environment and efforts to improve it."
By: spam_vigilante
Monday, May 6th 2019 (12:04am)
...probably by people that have never been to Uranus, where you can check out the Moonicorn creamery, the Axehole, and their world-famous fudge factory. Just take exit 163 off the I-44!
By: dave
Tuesday, Apr 9th 2019 (12:00am)
I've been to this place more than a dozen times. Several of them, I walked out bloodied.
That Alpine Slide thing was murderous. The little cart thing slipped out from under me once and my bare skin back got a really bad case of road rash. I bled for weeks all over my shirts and sheets.
Place your stuff in a locker, plop in a quarter, grab the key and go risk your life.
One time, I had difficulty getting my locker to open up, so I kicked it. Well over $30 in quarters came flowing out of the bottom of the structure. This place was run by a bunch of college kids who had no idea what they were doing.
I am really lucky to be alive.
By: spam_vigilante
Friday, Mar 15th 2019 (12:01am)
Montana is considering allowing itself to be sold to the Canadians.
By: dave
Friday, Feb 22nd 2019 (12:00am) | Thanks: holmberg
Leon Lederman was forced to sell his Nobel before his death to pay for just a portion of his medical bills.

This is not an opinion piece. This is fact. Welcome to America.
By: spam_vigilante
Friday, Oct 5th 2018 (9:28am)


In addition to my love of transportation, I also always have fond memories of the late lamented Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. For 28 years these two gleaming structures of glass and steel defined the Lower Manhattan skyline, beaming brightly in both the day and night as symbols of hope, economic stability, human innovation and our natural ingenuity. Sadly the 'Towers that would last a thousand years' were abruptly torn from us by pure evil in one of the most sadistic attacks in world history, and today only two holes in the ground next to the new World Trade Center complex remind us of what was there originally. Though most images of the Twin Towers you’ll see today show their death, I prefer to remind us of the glorious 28 years of life these two iconic buildings lived, through rain, through sleet, through sun, through snow!

I dedicate this page to the victims of both the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, and the attacks of September 11th, 2001. We shall remember them.
By: dave
Tuesday, Sep 11th 2018 (12:00am)
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Neil Tyson often conjectures that maybe aliens have concluded humans aren’t intelligent enough to contact. He’s probably referring to our capacity for war, but lawns may display our talent for fruitless carnage even better.
By: spam_vigilante
Tuesday, May 22nd 2018 (12:00am)
By: dave
Monday, Sep 11th 2017 (12:00am)
Architecture? America? Pictures? This fits so many topics, but the immaculately maintained structures of the early 18th Century street and residences are very quaint to browse.
By: spam_vigilante
Friday, Jul 28th 2017 (9:41am)
The greatest ideas come in the most unusual ways. One day Foodiggity founder Chris Durso's son suggested to recreate the US states with food. Durso didn't think of it as a great idea, until his son said that it would be great to give them punny names like "New Pork" or "New Jerky". This is how The Foodnited States of America project began.
By: dave
Friday, Jul 7th 2017 (12:01am)
When you see a list of trivia about the states, you are sure to hear about the most famous facts; you know, the ones you've heard so many times.
Wendover productions has some facts about all the 50 states, but these are not the facts you've heard before nor the order you would expect them to come to you.
By: spam_vigilante
Sunday, Jun 4th 2017 (12:05am)
Can Google search data help to determine racist attitudes by geographical location? Data scientist Seth Stephens-Davidowitz thinks so.
By: spam_vigilante
Saturday, May 6th 2017 (12:00am)
Demographics are always very interesting. Those based upon geography can be funny and embarrassing. Let's hope not for your state here.
By: spam_vigilante
Monday, Apr 10th 2017 (12:01am)
America. It's one of the biggest countries on Earth, both in terms of population and sheer size. It's the planet dominating superpower; the heaviest hitter where culture is concerned; a place known by nearly every single human on the planet... and, to all but the 4-5% of humanity who live there, it makes absolutely no gosh darn sense.
By: dave
Tuesday, Feb 7th 2017 (4:48am)
California councilman, Lan Diep, was sworn in using his Captain America shield.
By: dave
Thursday, Feb 2nd 2017 (12:00am)
A Block is the smallest area unit used by the U.S. Census Bureau for tabulating statistics. As of the 2010 census, the United States consists of 11,078,300 Census Blocks. Of them, 4,871,270 blocks totaling 4.61 million square kilometers were reported to have no population living inside them. Despite having a population of more than 310 million people, 47 percent of the USA remains unoccupied.

The visual in this map is fairly astounding but many of the indicated areas are actually developed... just nobody lives there, such as commercial and industrial zones.
By: spam_vigilante
Monday, Nov 14th 2016 (12:00am)
"Not me", you say. It must be that other guy. Nope. Here are the amazing results of various surveys.
By: spam_vigilante
Tuesday, Nov 1st 2016 (12:00am)
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By: dave
Sunday, Sep 11th 2016 (3:17am)
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The Philadelphia-based Hog Island Press print shop has created Monsters in America, a cryptozoological map of the United States that features all sorts of legendary creatures from across the country. The hand-drawn, hand-screened map is available to purchase from their online store. T-shirt designs based on some of the creatures from their map are also available to purchase.
By: spam_vigilante
Thursday, Sep 8th 2016 (3:42am)
Today is April 15. Your taxes are due (not really, filing deadline is Monday, the 18th this year). So you wonder for what you are paying to the government such a large portion of your income? Funny you should ask. Here is a 12 slide presentation of the largest items on the menu.
By: spam_vigilante
Friday, Apr 15th 2016 (4:49pm)
A 24-hour timer, a clock face of activities, and 1000 points of data run you through what Americans do with the minutes of their day. Fascinating read, and a mesmerizing visualization of the data.
By: dave
Tuesday, Dec 22nd 2015 (12:02am) | Thanks: slorum
By: dave
Friday, Sep 11th 2015 (12:10am)
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