Shortest Person Ever Declared: Chandra Bahadur... →
latface: KATMANDU, Nepal — A 72-year-old Nepalese man who is about the size of a toddler on Sunday became the world’s shortest person ever recorded. A doctor and Guinness World Records official measured Chandra Bahadur Dangi to confirm his height of 21.5 inches (54.6 centimeters). Guinness official Craig Glenday presented Dangi with two certificates for being the world’s shortest living man...
thedailywhat: Animated Short of the Day: Cristóbal Vila’s short film INSPIRATIONS imagines what renowned impossible geometrist M. C. Escher’s workspace might have looked like. [mefi.]
Things to do about Chinese sweatshops →
So it is not a question of imposing American standards on the Chinese. We have a right to hold the Chinese to their own standard, just as other countries have a right to hold us Americans to the standard of our laws and Constitution. How could this be done? Congress could enact a law empowering the U.S. Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration to impose penalty tariffs on...
How to Build Credit from No Credit in 6 Easy Steps
1. Get a secured credit card. A secured credit card is just like a “regular,” or unsecured credit card, only you are required to put down a security deposit – typically $300 to $500 – to provide assurance to the creditor that you will repay your debt. Your credit limit is often the amount of your security deposit, or a percentage thereof. Many people confuse a secured credit card with a debit...
Whitney Houston's Death 'Not a Great Surprise,'... →
latface: It was no secret that Whitney Houston fought a longtime battle with addiction. So while her death at 48 shocked and saddened her friends and family as well as countless fans, the news wasn’t exactly out of the blue. “As sad as this sounds, it’s not a great surprise and yet, it’s unbelievable,” a music source tells PEOPLE. Houston herself had admitted her drugs of choice were cocaine...
Nicolas Cage: I'm Not a Vampire →
Celebrating three decades of David Letterman →
carolinesonbroadway: Congratulations to David Letterman on 30 great years in late night!