Richard Nixon's View On Abortion

Barack Obama was 11 years old when Richard Nixon told this to an aide.

“There are times when an abortion is necessary. I know that. When you have a black and a white.”
Read the full story here.
via New York Times

3 Things To Know This Tuesday

1. A very brief history of "retweeting".

2. Jon and Kate call it quits.

3. Would you like to watch a satellite crash into the moon?


Ripley's Believe It Or Not

Founded by Robert LeRoy Ripley in 1918 as Champs and Chumps for the New York Globe Ripley's Believe It Or Not is as popular now as it ever has been. Today they have over 50 attractions in 13 states with over 20,000 photographs, 20,000 artifacts and more than 130,000 cartoon panels in their collection.

As a kid I could not get enough of the books that featured Ripley's unique comics of odd information. I didn't realize until today that they still publish a daily comic which is exactly like a page in those books.

Click here if you'd like to explore the archives.

3 Things To Know This Wednesday

1. Zicam can cause permanent loss of smell.

2. John Hinckley is basically free.

3. Sesame Street's celebrities through the years.


803 And Counting...

I have been working on this for a while now and I broke the 800 mark so I figured it's time to share. On IMDB I have been marking every movie I have ever seen. Enjoy.

Click here to view my list so far.

3 Things To Know This Tuesday

1. President Obama not fulfilling his "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" promises.

2. Two U.S. Journalists face a rough 12 years in North Korean prison camp.

3. Guerrilla Drive-Ins!


Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies

The fantastic food blog Coconut & Lime was created by Rachel Rappaport and below is my attempt at one of her hundreds of original recipes that she posts daily.

This is what I needed to get started (and flour and sugar but it was a little camera shy)

Here is the process and the final product.

The cookies had a lot of zing from the cayenne pepper so I decided what better way to cool it off than some vanilla ice cream.

Thanks for taking a look. If you'd like the recipes CLICK HERE.

If you'd like to see these photos and a whole bunch more on my flickr page CLICK HERE.

Is The Crunch Berry A Fruit?

This question, which has plagued so many for so long has finally been ruled upon by a California judge.

Click here to read all about it.

Top 10 Top 10 Food Lists

The blog Endless Simmer posted a "Top 10 Top 10 Food Lists" They are all fantastic and a great time-killer. Enjoy.

3 Things To Know This Thursday

1. New Zealand rated most peaceful...U.S. is 83rd.

2. Medical bills cause 60% of bankruptcies.

3. Sotomayor pinata cartoon.