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10 Viral Video Stars Then and Now
They used to say there are no second acts in American life. Thanks to the internet, though, these days once-famous folks never really go away. That’s especially true of those who came into the public consciousness because of the internet. Sure their view counts stagnate after a while, but most of the viral video stars of yore stick around on YouTube and social media. See what the some of the biggest internet stars of the past decade are up to today below.
33 More Entertaining 404 Error Pages
Landing on an error paging while surfing the Internet is usually an unpleasant experience, but some web designers add a bit of sunshine to the world with their quirky 404 error pages. We recently featured some of the most entertaining 404 error pages and asked users to share their favorites. Submitting a few classics that we missed, as well as a bunch of little-known gems, Mashable readers responded in droves. We picked out some of the best user-submitted 404 errors to share here.
Top 5 Ways to Commemorate Veterans Day
During Veterans Day weekend we encourage you to take a moment to appreciate our veterans and the Nation they courageously serve. From enjoying a national park to spending the afternoon with a veteran, there are many way to acknowledge their service and sacrifice. Here are our top five ways to commemorate Veterans Day.
Squeal Wheels Tour: The Top 10 Cutest Electric Cars
Electric cars are good for the environment, inexpensive to operate and are an ideal choice for busy city commuters. They’re often small due to the need for light rolling weight but do they have to be so cute? These 10 electric cars and electric car concepts add a fluffy dollop of squeal appeal to your sustainable, pollution-free driving experience.
The 10 Most Majestic Chess Sets For Nerds
Considered by many to be one of the ultimate manifestations of competitive strategic thinking, its no surprise that the game of chess would find its way into the mythologies that have helped shape modern nerdom. Few games simulate commanding an army with the disarming simplicity and tactical efficiency of chess, meaning it's iconic among heroes tasked with leading others against threats both physical and psychological. The game's innate importance aside, its iconic game board and pieces are wide open for artistic interpretation, leading to reimagined chess components bearing the likeness of nearly every worthy nerd franchise. Read on to revel in the knowledge that chess isn't just the "thinking man's game" -- it's the "playing nerd's game."
The 20 Hottest Dog Breeds and Mixes
Some breeds, like Labrador Retrievers, have been popular pets for years, but other breeds (and popular mixed breeds) have moved steadily up the list over the past decade. For example, 10 years ago you might not have even heard of a Cane Corso, but these days you're likely to cross paths with at least one at your dog park or vet's office. To determine which breeds and hybrids are truly the hottest ones, we searched Vetstreet's data and looked at how many places each breed climbed between 2002 and 2012. The results included a plethora of designer mixes and about 800 pounds of giant breeds, plus a few surprises. Did your favorite breed make the list?
Top 10 Hobbies That Can Pay Off
Whether you're saving for an exotic vacation or to buy your first house, you're not alone in keeping a tight rein on your finances. More people are scaling back today than they did five years ago, and frankly, some just aren't able to have as much fun because of their penny pinching. If this sounds like you, hopefully you're filling up your new-found free time with an inexpensive hobby that you're passionate about, but never had a spare moment for before. And now it's time to start turning that hobby into a money-making machine.
Top 10 Obscure Presidential Nicknames
We're not talking about Dubya or Slick Willy or Dutch, not about The Great Emancipator or Old Hickory. These are some of the lesser known nicknames (and monikers and sobriquets) of the American presidents.
10 Ways America Has Come To Resemble A Banana Republic
n the post-New Deal America of the 1950s and ’60s, the idea of the United States becoming a banana republic would have seemed absurd to most Americans. Problems and all, the U.S. had a lot going for it: a robust middle-class, an abundance of jobs that paid a living wage, a strong manufacturing base, a heavily unionized work force, and upward mobility for both white-collar workers with college degrees and blue-collar workers who attended trade school. To a large degree, the nation worked well for cardiologists, accountants, attorneys and computer programmers as well as electricians, machinists, plumbers and construction workers.
Big Bird Is 8 Feet Tall: 43 Sesame Street Facts for Its 43rd Season
Sesame Street kicked off its 43rd season yesterday. We're big fans of the Street, and to prove it, here are some of our favorite Sesame facts from previous stories and our Amazing Fact Generator.