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Holy Water! 24 Amazing Aquariums and Fish Tanks

True aquarium aficionados know a beautifully designed fish tank can be like a work of living art. Now it’s time to spread the word, starting with 24 of the wildest aquarium set ups to ever grace a living room (or garage, for that matter). Don’t toss the old computer away yet, as there’s still some use it can be put to. Seal it up tightly enough, and there’s a ready-made fish tank perfect for a goldfish or two.

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Top 10 Greatest Muppet Mash-Ups Ever

The Muppet Mash-Up has become one of the better genre surprises on You Tube. At first, they were just poorly retreaded Ernie and Bert impersonations over old Sesame Street footage, but they have evolved into an ongoing challenge to see who can mash the beloved family icons up with the craziest, and preferably the most inappropriate, soundtracks imaginable... as you will soon see. Here are the ten best we could find, judged on originality, synchcronization and passion.

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10 Great Thanksgiving Quotes

Thanksgiving is fast approaching. Here are some of the 10 Best Thanksgiving Quotes to feed your mind and whet your appetite (while you're waiting for the turkey to come out of the oven)! "Thanksgiving is the holiday of peace, the celebration of work and the simple life...a true folk-festival that speaks the poetry of the turn of the seasons, the beauty of seedtime and harvest, the ripe product of the year - and the deep, deep connection of all these things with God." - Ray Stannard Baker (David Grayson)

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7 Best Mexican Vacations

It's hard to imagine vacationing in Mexico without sprawling across golden sands, reveling in the vibrant nightlife, or marveling at the troves of Mayan and Aztec archeological sites. But nowadays, it's hard to determine which destinations are worth the trek. If you're wondering where to find Mexico's must-see sands and sights, U.S. News Travel has compiled a list of the best Mexican vacations for you.

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Oh, Snap! 10 Camera Concepts Focused on Innovation

Despite having been around for a very long time, photography seems to be constantly evolving. Along with digital photography came a whole new generation of incredibly inventive gadgets and concepts, all designed to help us capture the memorable moments in life. Whether your interest is sharing those memories or just hanging onto them forever to look at once in a while, these 10 brilliant cameras are all perfect for capturing memorable moments.

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10 Fascinating Facts About Phone Numbers

You probably dial a few of them every day, but do you ever stop and think about the history behind a phone number? When were the first numbers introduced? How did you end up with a particular area code? We’ve got the answers to these quandaries and more in our collection of 10 fascinating facts that you might not know about the common phone number. Take a look through the gallery and let us know which facts you found interesting (as well as any gems we may not have included) in the comments below.

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Top 10 Ways to Beat a Bad Mood

Feeling grumpy? It happens to the best of us. Stress is one thing, but some days, your brain just decides it's in a bad mood and it feels impossible to beat it. Don't give in. Here are 10 simple ways to kill that bad mood.

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10 Remarkable Origins of Common Christmas Traditions

It’s the Christmas season again, and before we get sick of the eggnog, fruitcake, and Christmas music played ad nauseum, we get to enjoy it for a couple weeks. But have you ever wondered where some of our weird Christmas traditions come from? I mean, we tell our kids that a fat man is coming into our house at night; we bring in trees in to shed all over the carpet; and we kiss under parasitic plants – all in the holiday spirit. How the hell are these even related to Jesus, whose birthday we’re supposed to be celebrating?

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40 Stunning Examples of High Speed Photography

Basically high speed photography is a technique of capturing images with a remarkably quick shutter speed and mostly used for the scenes which cannot be seen with naked eyes. For high speed photography, you can use more or less any SLR camera, but an expensive camera can reach a much faster shutter speed and high speed photography is the game of shutter speed. Today, we will show you 40 Stunning Examples of High Speed Photography. In this post, you’ll find some very impressive photographs that will show you how high speed photography can freeze time setting you aside to view scenes that we would normally struggle to capture. We are sure these photographs worth a look and you’ll all like them. Feel free to share your comments.

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9 Extraordinary Facts About North America's Native Bees

We all know bees are amazing. Without these pollinators, humans and many other creatures would starve to death. But there is so much about bees that most of us don't realize, including the sheer amount of diversity. There are over 4,000 species of native bees in North America alone. And with such diversity comes extraordinarily cool quirks and behaviors. Photographer Clay Bolt is on a journey to document all of North America's bees, and he has come across some fascinating facts. He has provided us with a handful of the coolest things he has learned during his work with these insects. From pheromones that act as invisibility cloaks, to eggs that hatch in an orderly fashion in the nest, to bees that compete with the European honey bee as most efficient pollinators, prepare to have your eyes opened about bees.

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8 Striking Parallels Between the U.S. and the Roman Empire

Lawrence Lessig’s Republic Lost documents the corrosive effect of money on our political process. Lessig persuasively makes the case that we are witnessing the loss of our republican form of government, as politicians increasingly represent those who fund their campaigns, rather than our citizens. Anthony Everitt’s Rise of Rome is fascinating history and a great read. It tells the story of ancient Rome, from its founding (circa 750 BCE) to the fall of the Roman Republic (circa 45 BCE). When read together, striking parallels emerge — between our failings and the failings that destroyed the Roman Republic.

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10 Hysterical And Still Relevant Quotes From Groucho Marx

Every once in a while it’s necessary to go back to the classics; books, film, TV shows and of course the people that shaped the world. The other day I dove into a Marx Brothers mini-marathon. Still just as funny today as when they debuted over fifty years ago. Timeless one-liners, spot on delivery and the material is just as relevant today. Groucho pulled no punches and delivered punchlines about women, marriage life and the way of the world. I went digging to find the ten best Groucho quotes that are still just as fresh, funny and relevant in 2011.

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