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In 1999, a group of hackers discovered that they could enter any Hotmail account by simply entering “eh” as a password. It was fixed by Microsoft within two hours.

Tech Time Warp: Quite the Hotmail hack, eh? You might not want to admit it, but you may still have a Hotmail account kicking around. Once your premier account—perhaps an upgrade from AOL—it may now be your throwaway address. Once, though, Hotmail was hip—and quite a target for hackers. Hotmail and Rocketmail (later Yahoo!) were …

In 1999, a group of hackers discovered that they could enter any Hotmail account by simply entering “eh” as a password. It was fixed by Microsoft within two hours. Read More »

A one word article was the shortest ever published in the New York Times. The title: “When I’m Mistakenly Put on an Email Chain, Should I Hit ‘Reply All’ Asking to Be Removed?” The entire article: “No.”

A Short Story About the Shortest Story to Ever Run in The New York Times (Which Ran in the Print Edition Last Friday) An article that appeared in Friday’s edition of The New York Times has the distinction of being the shortest article in the history of the publication. The article, by Daniel Victor, read …

A one word article was the shortest ever published in the New York Times. The title: “When I’m Mistakenly Put on an Email Chain, Should I Hit ‘Reply All’ Asking to Be Removed?” The entire article: “No.” Read More »

In an episode of the Simpsons that aired in 2003, Homer gave his email address as ChunkyLover53@aol.com. The episode’s writer, Matt Selman, signed up for the ChunkyLover53 email address beforehand and within minutes of the show’s airing found his inbox packed to its 999-message limit.

Defending ChunkyLover53 This week, the internet has been ablaze with stories like this one on CNET. Okay, not ablaze. But a bunch of articles. Here’s the deal. A Simpsons episode I wrote, called “The Dad Who Knew Too Little,” had a joke in it where Homer gave his email address as: ChunkyLover53@aol.com. Ha ha. Homer …

In an episode of the Simpsons that aired in 2003, Homer gave his email address as ChunkyLover53@aol.com. The episode’s writer, Matt Selman, signed up for the ChunkyLover53 email address beforehand and within minutes of the show’s airing found his inbox packed to its 999-message limit. Read More »

American Humane, the organization which provides the “No animals were harmed” verification on Hollywood productions, was found to have colluded with studios to cover up major animal abuses on movie sets.

Animals Were Harmed A Hollywood Reporter investigation reveals disturbing account after account of injury, death and cover-up on huge Hollywood productions from ‘Life of Pi’ to ‘The Hobbit’ as the American Human Association, charged with monitoring, turns a blind eye. “Last week we almost f–ing killed King in the water tank,” American Humane Association monitor …

American Humane, the organization which provides the “No animals were harmed” verification on Hollywood productions, was found to have colluded with studios to cover up major animal abuses on movie sets. Read More »

Shia LaBeouf came under heavy fire for plagiarizing his directorial debut in 2012. When he publicly apologized to the original artist, Dan Clowes, people discovered that Shia’s apology was itself plagiarized verbatim off a Yahoo Answers post from 2010.

A Brief History of Shia LaBeouf Copying the Work of Others History tends to repeat itself, but actor Shia LaBeouf tends to repeat others: Even his apologies for plagiarism are plagiarized. The former Disney star claims that this is all a piece of performance art (sound familiar?), but that seems suspiciously meta. Here are 14 …

Shia LaBeouf came under heavy fire for plagiarizing his directorial debut in 2012. When he publicly apologized to the original artist, Dan Clowes, people discovered that Shia’s apology was itself plagiarized verbatim off a Yahoo Answers post from 2010. Read More »

“Shaun of the Dead” was considering the title “From Dusk Till Shaun.” And that “Into the Spider-Verse” has a “From Dusk Till Shaun” movie poster in the background- suggesting it exists in a parallel universe.

How Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Landed Its Excellent Shaun Of The Dead Gag 2018’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has a ton of Easter Eggs. The Oscar-winning animated film is packed with all kinds of references within its impressive animation style that takes some serious examination. Did you happen to notice the awesome Shaun of the …

“Shaun of the Dead” was considering the title “From Dusk Till Shaun.” And that “Into the Spider-Verse” has a “From Dusk Till Shaun” movie poster in the background- suggesting it exists in a parallel universe. Read More »

For four years, Hugh Grant pretended to be his own talent agent under the name James Howe Ealy. He communicated with people via a fake email account and even disguised his voice with a Scottish accent on the phone. “I saved myself an absolute fortune,” he said.

Hugh Grant Talks Turning Down TV, Movies, and Marriage but Says He Only Regrets One Actor Hugh Grant made his Stern Show debut on Wednesday morning to talk to Howard about his new film “Florence Foster Jenkins.” The debonair Brit also opened up about his love life, his brush with politics, and why he turned …

For four years, Hugh Grant pretended to be his own talent agent under the name James Howe Ealy. He communicated with people via a fake email account and even disguised his voice with a Scottish accent on the phone. “I saved myself an absolute fortune,” he said. Read More »

The USPS used to burn letters sent to “Santa”. Now nonprofit organizations respond to children’s letters on behalf of Santa

What Happens to All Those Letters Sent to Santa? Writing a letter to Santa Claus has been a tradition in America, well, since, at least it was possible to mail a letter, and likely long before. Prior to the establishment of the United States Post Office in 1775, American children would burn their missives to …

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Many of the “Real Facts” printed inside Snapple bottle caps are outdated, incomplete, inaccurate or just plain false.

We Fact-Checked Snapple’s ‘Real Facts’ Of course a duck’s quack echoes. But claims to the contrary are so often repeated that the BBC has aired audio proof of the echo, Mythbusters has investigated the acoustics of a quack’s reverberations, and others still have uploaded Internet videos of waterfowl in sound studios selected to amplify the …

Many of the “Real Facts” printed inside Snapple bottle caps are outdated, incomplete, inaccurate or just plain false. Read More »

The magician Houdini took off a year during WWI to promote the war effort and taught soldiers how to get out of handcuffs giving away some of his magic secrets.

Interesting Harry Houdini Facts, FAQ & Trivia from the Houdini Museum. Press to return to Scranton’s Houdini Museum. Houdini Museum This web site includes Harry Houdini’s biography, Harry Houdini’s tricks, Harry Houdini’s death, Harry Houdini quotes, the Harry Houdini movies, our Houdini Inc., Harry Houdini’s real last name, Harry Houdini Trivia facts, FAQ and Harry …

The magician Houdini took off a year during WWI to promote the war effort and taught soldiers how to get out of handcuffs giving away some of his magic secrets. Read More »