— Ron Swanson, Parks and Recreation (via nbcparksandrec)
There seems to be a trend happening in Eastern European countries. It’s “Let’s climb the highest buildings, bridges and towers in our region and then photograph us on their edges.” There have been some significant risk takers of the daring feats such as Vitaly Skywalker who we covered last year. Skywalker got caught by authorities though and has since reduced his stunts. Yet another audacious individual by the name of “Mustang Wanted” is proving to take the hobby, if you can call it that, to a new level.
Instead of climbing and posing on high points, Mustang goes and then proceeds to hang off of them. Possessing some significant upper body strength, this young Ukrainian hangs from buildings and towers and has his friends take the photos. He even takes the daring feat a step further with such antics as hanging off with one arm or his legs. Crazy? Oh yeah. A small slip of grip would certainly determine a ticket out of this world, yet Mustang isn’t afraid of the consequences. Here’s a link to his website, but a word to the wise:Don’t try this at home.
I think we know how this story will end
Playing on the idea that quiche was an unmanly food (a joke popularized in the 1982 bestseller, Real Men Don’t Eat Quiche), Republicans in 1984 tarred Democratic candidate Walter Mondale with the damning insult: “Mondale Eats Quiche,” seen on bumper stickers and on buttons during the GOP Convention that year.
Button from the Edna Mae Phelps Political Collection at the Oklahoma State University Library
— Teddy Roosevelt, from a speech at the state fair grounds at Concord, N.H., August 28, 1902. Stereograph of Roosevelt in West Divide, CO, dated May 28, 1905, from the Library of Congress.
He wasn’t always a president. He was, however, always a boss.
Here’s an interactive map that shows the median income of every neighborhood in the U.S.
Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks is an interactive map showing the average income for every neighborhood in America. Type in your address, press search, and there you have it: Your city, shaded by income, according to data from an annual survey conducted by the Census Bureau. The greenest blocks—Census blocks, that is, not city blocks—signify the richest areas, typically bringing in an average household income of $100,000 or more a year. The reddest blocks are the poorest, with annual income somewhere around $20,000. All the rest get some shade of red or green, depending where they fall.
- Ed Abrams, VP marketing for midmarket,
McKinley Dome. President William McKinley was shot under this dome in 1901, at the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, NY. The dome was originally installed at the Temple of Music, a spectacular concert hall built for the Expostion and sadly demolished following the event. Ironically the saved dome has now been abandoned. (via http://scotthaefner.com/photos/favorites/3058/)