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This Giant Searchlight Once Scanned L.A. From the Mountains Above

As twilight faded over Pasadena on September 9, 1894, an artificial sun flickered to life for the first time. High above town in the San Gabriel Mountains stood a wonder of the new electric age: a 60-inch General Electric searchlight, by many accounts the largest in the world. This massive projector first dazzled…

A Tiny Desktop Museum With Dinosaur Eggs, Moon Rocks, and Titanic Coal

Don't lament the fact that your tiny podunk town recently spent all its money on a new waterpark instead of a museum. Thanks to a lifelong dream of Hans Fex, with a donation of as little as $79 you can have a tiny museum of your own sitting on your desk, featuring everything from dinosaur poop, to coal from the…

The Dillon Panthers Reunited and It Was Glorious

Scott Porter (a.k.a Jason Street from Friday Night Lights) posted a squeal-worthy picture to his Instagram this weekend (seriously — I actually squealed when I saw it). At first, it just looks like a bunch of random handsomes hanging out in a backyard, but wait! Is that Matt Saracen I see? And next to him the famous…

Home Builders Stop Using Racist, Gender-Biased Phrase ‘Master Bedroom’

Listen up, future homeowners: unless you want to sound like a politically-incorrect asshole during your next appearance on House Hunters (more of an asshole than you sound when you walk into the kitchen of a shitball house and gasp, “Ooooooo, granite counters!!!!” like a total rube), you’ll want to stop using the…