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Miscellaneous | Random

I Traveled Route 66 From Chicago To Santa Monica, Here Are My 9 Favorite Experiences

From the Pontiac Murals to the Winslow, Arizona, corner made famous by the Eagles, these are the best Route 66 stops from Chicago to Cali.

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What's the Best Way to Get Grease Stains Out of Clothes? | America's Test Kitchen

There's nothing worse than a grease stain on your favorite shirt. Read on for three essential steps for removing these stains.

Miscellaneous | Disneyland History

Disneyland in 1968 Through Fascinating Color Photos

Disneyland is an amusement park in Anaheim, California, which opened in 1955. It is the only one designed and built under the direct supervi...

Miscellaneous | Environment/Climate Change

Germany's 'Green' Energy Disaster Is A Warning To The United States

Germany’s energy problems are self-inflicted. Ours will be, as well, if we follow its lead in pursuing 'green' energy.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Stuff

What's the Highest IQ Ever Recorded?

According to Guinness World Records, Marilyn vos Savant's IQ of 228 is the highest ever recorded.

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

Study Shows Importance of Fathers - The American Conservative

The Institute for Family Studies found that having a biological father in the home is a meaningful predictor of boys' life outcomes.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

23 Tallit Facts You Should Know - Mitzvahs & Traditions

A tallit is a four-cornered, fringed garment worn by Jewish men during prayer.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

The Not-So-Dead Sea Scrolls

How the Dead Sea Scrolls, considered by many to be the most significant archaeological discovery of the 20th century, speak to Jews in the 21st century.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Why No Paschal Offering for 39 Years in the Desert? - Jewish History

As strange as it may seem, the Israelites seem to have only observed Passover once during their 40-year sojourn in the desert.

Miscellaneous | Interesting stories

Corrupt NYPD Cop interview - Mike Dowd

Soft White Underbelly interview and portrait of Mike Dowd, a corrupt NYPD cop.Here's a link to a GoFundMe campaign to help some of the people seen in SWU int...

Miscellaneous | Religion/Christianity

Remembering Reagan’s Great Grace - The American Spectator | USA News and PoliticsThe American Spectator | USA News and Politics

I recently got an email from Albert, a longtime reader of this fine publication, regarding the “unconditional release” of would-be...

Miscellaneous | Education

College Is Not for All - The American Conservative

Most Americans prefer a decent life in their own communities to the meritocratic self-maximization pushed on them from above.

    Miscellaneous | Environment/Climate Change

    Is It Immoral to Drive an Electric Vehicle?

    Of all the crazy policies we see implemented around us, from decriminalizing theft to teaching children to change their 'gender,' perhaps the craziest is government's determination to force us to drive electric vehicles. EVs like the Tesla are perfectly f

    Miscellaneous | Environment/Climate Change

    The Dark Side of Solar Power

    Solar energy is a rapidly growing market, which should be good news for the environment. Unfortunately there’s a catch. The replacement rate of solar panels is faster than expected and given the current very high recycling costs, there’s a real danger

    Miscellaneous | Environment/Climate Change

    I Rented an Electric Car for a Four-Day Road Trip. I Spent More Time Charging It Than I Did Sleeping.

    Our writer drove from New Orleans to Chicago and back to test the feasibility of taking a road trip in an EV. She wouldn’t soon do it again.

      Miscellaneous | Diaspora

      Belgium Jews to fight kosher slaughter ban

        European Jews are preparing for a final battle to prevent a ban on Jewish slaughter in Brussels, a move

      Miscellaneous | Judaism

      11 Kippah Facts Every Jewish Guy Should Know - Mitzvahs & Traditions

      A kippah is a head-covering traditionally worn by Jewish men
      and boys as a sign of reverence and respect to G‑d.

      Miscellaneous | Interesting Stuff

      A Popcorn Shortage Is Hitting Movie Theaters

      Following a record-breaking Memorial Day Weekend at the box office, popcorn suppliers are struggling to meet demand.

      Miscellaneous | News bias/fake news/media bias

      Voter Fraud Today, Voter Fraud Tomorrow, Voter Fraud Forever!

      Last week, the New York Times published a hit piece on our friend Cleta Mitchell. Cleta, a top-notch lawyer, was a partner in an international law firm until she had to resign because leftists besieged her law firm's clients, demanding that she be fired.

      Miscellaneous | News bias/fake news/media bias

      Pulitzer Board Still Won't Rescind Prizes For Russia Collusion Hoaxing

      The Pulitzer Prize Board won’t say if it's still reviewing the awards it gave media outlets guilty of promoting the Russia collusion hoax.

      Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

      Free to Choose: The Rise of Non-Alcoholic Booze - The American Spectator | USA News and PoliticsThe American Spectator | USA News and Politics

      When you walk into a high-end cocktail bar these days, there’s a good chance you’ll notice something a little different....

      Miscellaneous | Judaism

      Jewish Holidays: What Is Shavuot?

      Unpack layers of Biblical and rabbinic text to understand the inner mechanics of this sometimes-overlooked but super-important holiday.

      Miscellaneous | Judaism

      Halacha (Jewish law) is not pro-choice

      To state that Halacha is pro-choice is the equivalent of claiming that Halacha is pro-theft or pro-lying concerning the Torah’s prohibition to steal and its requirement to be honest.

      Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

      How to Tell When It’s Time to Quit Your Job to Protect Your Mental Health

      Not sure whether or not you should quit your job in order to protect your mental health? Here’s how to tell when it’s time to let go, according to an expert.

      Miscellaneous | Interesting stories

      The history of American Ice Cream

      How did seven flavors get so famous? Thanks to Bespoke Post for sponsoring this video! New subscribers get 20% off their first box — go to http://www.bespoke...

      Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

      The Fallen Soldier | PragerU

      Others have made the ultimate sacrifice so that you could be free. Remember them—today, and always. A moving tribute, written and narrated by former Navy…

      Miscellaneous | Diaspora

      Battle-Hardened Kharkov Welcomes Rabbi Home to Ukraine

      In exile, Rabbi Moshe Moskovitz has been helping the community he worked to build for 30 years

      Miscellaneous | Interesting Stuff

      11 Rigged Carnival Games You Won’t Win (and One You Might)

      To avoid spending $300 on a stuffed purple gorilla, don't play these misleading carnival games.

      Miscellaneous | Judaism

      Is There a Flawless Proof That Torah Is True?

      Years ago I attended a seminar where we were presented with logical proofs that the Torah was delivered to us by Moses at Sinai. I was convinced and began a path towards complete Jewish observance.

      Miscellaneous | Misc

      Mental Illness, Mass Shootings, and the Politics of American Firearms

      Four assumptions frequently arise in the aftermath of mass shootings in the United States: (1) that mental illness causes gun violence, (2) that psychiatric diagnosis can predict gun crime, (3) that shootings represent the deranged acts of mentally ill ..

        Miscellaneous | Opinion

        Why Beto O'Rourke is right to talk politics today | CNN Politics

        When Democrat Beto O'Rourke confronted Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott during a press conference Wednesday in the wake of a mass school shooting that left 19 children and two adults dead, he was shouted down for making the tragedy political.

        Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous

        Bandit Run celebrates 45th anniversary of 'Smokey and the Bandit' in Texarkana | Texarkana

        TEXARKANA, Ark. - It's been 45 years since a black and gold Pontiac Trans Am tore across the south, on a bootlegging mission in the hit movie "Smokey in the

        Miscellaneous | Interesting Stuff

        The Transit Museum's Nostalgia Trains will ride again after a two-year hiatus

        Ride the rails this summer in the same machinery that New Yorkers used in the early 20th century.

        Miscellaneous | Interesting Stuff

        Explore a photographic history of San Francisco

        Loved by the likes of Jack Kerouac and John Steinbeck, San Francisco has always had an air of romanticism. Delve into these images of its history and arts.

        Miscellaneous | Judaism

        Jews Worldwide to Celebrate Mystical Spring Holiday of Lag BaOmer

        Day also marks 41st annual completion of Mishneh Torah and Sefer Hamitzvot

        Miscellaneous | Judaism

        How to Celebrate Lag BaOmer

        Here are the tools and tips you need to have a rip-roaring inspiration-heavy Lag BaOmer celebration like no other.

        Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous

        Helpful Tips From Culinary School for Home Cooks, According to Chef

        From salting each part of a dish to not overmixing batter, here are some important pro tips that new or casual cooks could use in their own kitchen.

        Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

        26 Cooking Tips To Elevate Your Favorite Recipes

        "I'd been making pasta one way my whole life until I learned about this."

        Miscellaneous | Interesting stories

        MAGA Icons: Where Are They Now and Are They OK

        The Void. We all feel it, to varying degrees. And we all try to fill it in different ways. In the first episode of Filling The Void, a collaboration between ...

        Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

        Landmark Theatres' Pico Location to Close at End of May

        Movie-goers took to Twitter today with sadness and concern for L.A.'s dwindling supply of arthouse film theaters following news that the Landmark Theatres Pico location will close its doors at the end of the month after 15 years.  

        Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

        What are nurdles? The petrochemical product is infiltrating the environment. - Vox

        Nurdles are the second-largest source of ocean microplastics. Nobody’s responsible for cleaning them up.

        Miscellaneous | Opinion

        How a Plague Exposed the "Christian Nation" Myth

        The evidence is in. The United States can finally abandon the pretense that it is a Christian nation. For most of us, this isn't news. Since its

        Miscellaneous | Opinion

        George Carlin SHREDS Republicans in resurfaced megaviral abortion rant: 'They're ANTI-WOMEN'

        George Carlin nailed right wing hypocrisy on abortion more than 25 years ago. Francis Maxwell breaks it down.Video by Francis Maxwell.Donate to MeidasTouch: ...

        Miscellaneous | Opinion

        David Gergen on the state of our democracy: "We can't continue on the path we're on; it's unsustainable."

        The advisor to presidents from both parties believes today's aging leaders should step aside for a younger generation.

        Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

        Backlash Over Biden's 'Disinformation Board' Grows

        Backlash is continuing to build over the formation of a "Disinformation Governance Board" within the Department of Homeland Security as 20 GOP attorneys general

        Miscellaneous | Disneyland History

        One-of-a-kind Disneyland items going up for sale in historic auction

        A massive lot of Disneyland history and memorabilia will be available for auction for the first time.

        Miscellaneous | Interesting stories

        Navy Boot Camp - Behind the Scenes

        It’s one of the most demanding assignments in the United States Navy — but also one of the most rewarding. Follow along as we take you behind the scenes and ...

        Miscellaneous | Interesting Stuff

        22 Shocking Facts And Secrets About The Met Gala That'll Make You Watch The Red Carpet Differently

        Anna Wintour banned chives, garlic, onions, and parsley from being served at the party because they get stuck in people's teeth and cause bad breath.

        Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

        Why Americans Are Leaving Downtowns in Droves - The Atlantic

        The rise of remote work has snipped the tether between home and office, allowing many white-collar workers to move out of high-cost cities.

        Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

        Google will now remove your phone number and other info from search results. Here's how to do it. - CBS News

        To deter scammers and other bad actors, the search giant is now letting people remove personal contact information.

        Miscellaneous | Opinion

        ‘Eco-Anxiety’ Might Be the Best Reaction for Saving the Planet

        “You are feeling the effects of profound unhealthiness that surrounds you, promulgated by business as usual.”

        Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

        10 Retro Treasures From a 50-Year-Old Lego Toy Catalog

        Before movie tie-ins, video games, and $800 models, Lego's appeal was a lot simpler.

        Miscellaneous | Other Stories

        The Time Steve Martin Performed Stand-Up For an Audience of Dogs

        Martin's jokes were a hit with his canine audience—until things got a little rowdy towards the end

        Miscellaneous | Interesting stories

        Anti-Racist Skinheads Fighting Nazis: The Baldies | Full-Length Documentary

        Skinhead culture started as multi-cultural, working-class, and anti-racist, but soon was co-opted by white supremacy. To fight back against Nazis, the Baldie...

        Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

        El Matador State Beach In Malibu Is America's Most Beautiful

        El Matador State Beach in Malibu, California, just may be the most beautiful beach in the entire United States.

        Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous

        How a circular slide rule works

        How does a circular slide rule work? What if it "overflows" by rotating more than 360 degrees?

        Miscellaneous | I Like This

        15 of the Funkiest '70s Slang Terms

        If you’re up to speed on the tubular ‘80s slang and the wicked vernacular of the ‘90s, check out some terms and phrases that made the ‘70s groovy.

        Miscellaneous | Judaism

        Passover: Who Authored the Passover Haggadah?

        The Haggadah evolved over time, starting from the Second Temple period until it reached its present form.

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        Just 50 People Live on Pitcairn Island, One of the Remotest Places on Earth

        In a tale so crazy it's true, remote Pitcairn Island is home to just 50 people, descendants of the HMS Bounty mutineers, who hid there more than 200 years ago.

        Miscellaneous | Interesting Stuff

        8 Surprising Facts About Bruce Willis

        According to John Goodman, 'Die Hard' star Bruce Willis was once one of New York City's hottest bartenders.

        Miscellaneous | Fun Stuff

        What Makes a National Park a National Park?

        There are 423 national park sites in total. But only 63 are National Parks. What’s the difference? It’s complicated.

        Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

        Sneaker Reseller Bottom Bunk Opens LA Store Inspired by Prison Life – Footwear News

        Sneaker reseller Bottom Bunk opened a 3,300 square foot store inspired by prison life located at 7519 Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles.

        Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

        Long Beach—the coastal city where Los Angeles County meets Orange County.

        Long Beach—the coastal city where Los Angeles County meets Orange County.


        Birthplace to Snoop Dogg and Frank Ocean, and home to many of Los Angeles' beloved local businesses that contributes to its busy dining and shopping scene, Long Beach is truly a g

        Miscellaneous | Purim

        Shushan Purim - Why Jerusalem celebrates a day later

        All cities that were walled at the time when the Israelites, under the leadership of Joshua, entered Canaan, observe Purim on the 15th. This results in the occasional unique phenomenon of a “triple” or three-day Purim.

        Miscellaneous | Other Stuff!

        Revised Guidelines Redefine Birth Years and Classifications for Gen X, Millennials, and Generation Z

        The age ranges and birth years for Generation Z are now included with Millennials, Generation X, and Baby Boomers in Pew Research's official generational definitions.

        Miscellaneous | Purim

        Thousands of Ukraine Refugees in Europe and Israel Take a Joyous Break For Purim

        Late on Tuesday, Miriam Moskovitz, a Chabad-Lubavitch emissary to Kharkov, Ukraine with her husband Rabbi Moshe Moskovitz, received a text from a woman in her community and a photo of fresh-baked hamantaschen.

        Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

        The Most Annoying Kitchen Tools to Clean

        From fine-mesh sieves to food processors, many of these gadgets are super-handy...but hard to clean! Here's how to do it properly.

        Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

        Is Consciousness Everywhere?

        Experience is in unexpected places, including in all animals, large and small, and perhaps even in brute matter itself.

        Miscellaneous | Mid Century

        A Brief Compendium of Modernist Homes for Movie Villains with Flawless Taste

        A Brief Compendium of Modernist Homes for Movie Villains with Flawless Taste - Inspiration Vault - Messy Nessy Chic

        Miscellaneous | Products

        12 of the Coolest New Kitchen Products from The Inspired Home Show - 2022 | Kitchn

        We walked up and down every aisle of The Inspired Home Show and these are the 12 new finds that stood out to us the most.

        Miscellaneous | Religion

        Disturbing: Leftist Activist Organizes "Sex Ed Summer Camps" for 8-10 Year Olds In Indiana - Will Teach "Using Condoms on All Insertables" and "Explore Sensations to Discover What Feels Good"

        Just when you think the Left’s sexualization of young children can’t get any worse, some woke lunatic – usually masquerading as a teacher or expert of some sort – comes along. A leftist activist in Indianapolis, Indiana is hosting

          Miscellaneous | The Hometown

          'Karate Kid' Apartment Damaged In Fire; 2 Hospitalized

          'Karate Kid' Apartment Damaged In Fire; 2 Hospitalized - Sherman Oaks, CA - Two people were rescued and hospitalized after the Los Angeles area apartment building made famous in the "Karate Kid" movie caught fire.

          Miscellaneous | Chabad

          140 Refugees From Ukraine Children’s Home Arrive Safely in Israel

          A group of 140 refugees from a children’s home in Zhitomir, Ukraine, —including 90 young children—arrived at Israel’s Ben-Gurion Airport, where they were greeted by Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and other cabinet ministers, ending a grueling, five-day journey through a deadly war zone.

          Miscellaneous | Random

          You Can Now See How Many One-Star Uber Ratings You’ve Received—If You Dare

          No, Uber still won’t tell you which driver awarded you a one-star rating (or what you did to deserve it).

          Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

          A Woman Who Can Smell Parkinson's Is Inspiring New Research Into Diagnosis : Shots - Health News : NPR

          Years before he got diagnosed with Parkinson's, Joy Milne noticed her husband's characteristic scent had changed. The discovery that she could smell his illness has opened up a new field of research.