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Lawmaker wants Cajun Navy to train, pay fee

Thousands of people rescued from Louisiana flooding<p>NEW ORLEANS — The good Samaritans who rescued hundreds, maybe thousands of people during the "Great Flood of 2016" say they're not happy after a state lawmaker announced that he wants government to regulate future actions by citizen heroes.<p>A …

American South

1965 Honda Dream 305

I actually owned one of these (a ‘63) back in the day. Marketed as a ‘Tourer’ it was sorta slow and clunky but it had electric start and started …

Honda

The Light Bulb Burning for 115 Years

In Livermore, California, a lightbulb has been burning for 115 years. It's the longest-burning bulb in the world, and has only been turned off four …

Light Bulbs

Archaeologists Find Evidence of Scotland’s Earliest Farmers

When Ginger's original dream of writing the next great American novel didn’t quite work out she turned her thoughts to math and science. She earned a …

The Ancient Ghost City of Ani

Situated on the eastern border of Turkey, across the Akhurian River from Armenia, lies the empty, crumbling site of the once-great metropolis of Ani, known as “the city of a thousand and one churches.” Founded more than 1,600 years ago, Ani was situated on several trade routes, and grew to become a walled city of more than 100,000 residents by the 11th century. In the centuries that followed, Ani and the surrounding region were conquered hundreds of times – Byzantine emperors, Ottoman Turks, …

Recently Discovered Rock Paintings May Change Machu Picchu's History as We Know It

Machu Picchu. Image on Flickr by user Dan Doan (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).Considered a masterpiece of architecture and engineering, Machu Picchu, declared one …

Machu Picchu

12 Facts About the Election of 1800

The Broadway musical <i>Hamilton</i> will soon open in Chicago—so now is the perfect time to talk about one of Act II's most pivotal songs: "The Election of …

Political history

The Riot Caused By A Performance of 'Macbeth'

Is <i>Macbeth</i> really Shakespeare’s most cursed play? (Even more cursed than <i>All’s Well That Ends Well</i>?) Perhaps.<p>Terrible occurrences have dogged …

Macbeth

LA's Futuristic Torpedo Cars Were Supposed to Fix The Traffic Problem

Model of Fletcher E. Felts’ suspended railway, scanned from the October 1923 issue of Science and Invention magazineAccording to the <i>LA Times</i> in 1923, …

Los Angeles

Archaeologists have uncovered a palace at the legendary birthplace of King Arthur

After a two-week excavation period, archaeologists in England have uncovered massive walls that look like they’re part of a massive royal complex. To …

King Arthur

Sunday Read: Remembering Gopher, the Browsable Internet Before the Rise of the Web

Before it faded away, Gopher shaped how we surf today.<p>For your Sunday reading pleasure, <i>The Minneapolis Post</i> offers a wonderful in-depth history of the rise and fall of the Internet Gopher, an internet protocol that briefly ruled before the ascent of the World Wide Web. It was Gopher, which …

Internet

11 Sharp Facts about Annie Oakley

You probably know that Annie Oakley was an outstanding sharpshooter who became famous while performing in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. But if your …

Cool

Certain Trump Campaign Staffers Love Sharing Racist, Violent Memes

But again, that's none of my Benghazi.<p>The Trump campaign's FEC filings became public recently, and they are a treasure trove of extra-special Trumpian delight. For one thing, they identified a number of people working for the campaign who have not yet appeared on cable television to make jackasses …

Memes

Hop in This Sweet 1970s Swedish Military Volvo Van

Bouncing on its leaf springs is 14.5 feet of pure Scandinavian excellence.<p>The Volvo C303 is pretty much the exact opposite of a Volvo C30, being the successor of the equally stylish Volvo L-3314, aka the Laplander. The Swedish military referred to it as 'Terrängbil 11,' which translates to Terrain …

Military

7 Sites That Used to Rule the Web

Take a surf down memory lane. ​<p>Back in the day when the Nokia 3310 was cutting edge and VHS was still king, the internet was a very different place. Today, Things have changed since those now iconic dial-up pings and pongs preceded every trip into this new, digital world, when downloading a picture …

Nokia

Here Is Roborace's Prototype Self-Driving Race Car

Weirdly enough, it still has a cockpit for a driver.<p>We were a little surprised when Formula E announced last year that it planned to create an autonomous racing series. It seemed odd to remove the driver from the race car, but it's still a fascinating idea. And Roborace just took another step …

Prototypes

How to Prepare Your Home for Hurricanes

Protecting your home and family from catastrophes is best done early. Here how to prepare for hurricanes.<p><b>The Threat:</b> Each year there are 6 to 8 hurricanes, causing an average $5 billion in damage per season<p><b>Where:</b> Eastern and southern coastal states<p><b>When:</b> September is the cruelest<p>The most important …

Tree Tips: Pruning and Fertilizing, Simplified

Get a crash course in the easiest ways to keep your trees healthy and vibrant.<p><b>Many of us spend an inordinate amount of time</b> tending our lawns and gardens while practically ignoring our trees. And that's too bad, because healthy, properly trimmed trees can dramatically enhance the beauty and …

Top 20 Automotive Tips for Gonzo Repairs

Here, auto editor Mike Allen compiles his top 20 outside-the-toolbox tips for gonzo repairs on cars, trucks, lawnmowers and anything else that has an engine.<p>Floating Feeling<p>Disintegrated float in the carburetor of your dune buggy? Make a fuel injector out of a Bic ballpoint. Gut the pen, leaving …

How to Shoot in Manual Mode With Your Digital SLR

Shooting with your DSLR in automatic mode is finemost of the time. But to get professional-grade photos from your professional-grade camera, these are the five things you need to master.

25 Skills Every Man Should Know: Your Ultimate DIY Guide

These days, you can outsource almost any jobÂbut some things you need to know how to do yourself. Study our master list with step-by-step tips from the experts, and test your DIY aptitude each step of the way.

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The troubled childhood that molded Marlon Brando's brooding persona (Retronaut)

Marlon Brando

Vintage photo ops from Tennessee's precarious Umbrella Rock

What it costs to pay for a home in America’s biggest cities

All but three of the country’s largest cities became less affordable to prospective homebuyers<p>For many prospective homebuyers in the U.S., earning …

Finance

Appeals arguments begin on Kansas law requiring voters to prove citizenship

DENVER (Reuters) - An effort by the state of Kansas to reinstate rules requiring people to present proof of U.S. citizenship when registering to vote at motor vehicle department offices is set to be heard by a federal appeals court in Denver on Tuesday.<p>The requirement, which left thousands of …

Voter Registration

Trump Camp: Obama Deportation Policy Actually Pretty Awesome

On O'Reilly last night Donald Trump essentially said he'd continue President Obama's deportation policy, which supporters and immigration critics …

Barack Obama

Former Bush appointed IRS commissioner: “Trump has no excuse to not release his tax returns”

Fred Goldberg is at least the second Republican ex-IRS commissioner to call on Trump to release his taxes<p>Donald Trump will not release his tax returns before election in November.<p>The Republican presidential candidate has not said as much, but all indications point to the political neophyte breaking …

Internal Revenue Service