Conan O’Brien Gets in a Twitter Fight With Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright Over Halloween Costumes

Conan O'Brien

Talk show host Conan O’Brien recently got in a Twitter fight with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. The dispute started when O’Brien tweeted plans for his Halloween costume.

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The World Championship Outhouse Races, An Annual Race of Outdoor Plumbing in Virginia City, Nevada

The World Championship Outhouse Races in Virginia City
photo via Reno Tahoe USA

For the past 25 years, Virginia City, Nevada has been home to the World Championship Outhouse Races, a competition that pits costumed teams of outhouse racers against one another. The event traces back to 1990, when a county proposal to ban outdoor toilets inspired locals to bring their outhouses to city hall in protest. The 25th annual event took place at the beginning of October (dates for the 2015 event have not yet been announced). Terry Turnbeaugh has posted some photos of the 2009 race.

The World Championship Outhouse Races in Virginia City
photo by Wheeler Cowperthwaite

The World Championship Outhouse Races in Virginia City
photo by Terry Turnbeaugh

The World Championship Outhouse Races in Virginia City
photo by Terry Turnbeaugh

The World Championship Outhouse Races in Virginia City
photo via Virginia City Tourism Commission

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Ocean Explorer Fabien Cousteau Talks About Living Underwater for 31 Days in a Fascinating TED Talk

Ocean explorer Fabien Cousteau recounts his recent 31-day adventure aboard an underwater laboratory in a fascinating TED talk from TED Global. Cousteau’s underwater sojourn took place during Mission 31, an ocean exploration project undertaken last summer off the coast of Florida. The project was both a scientific study and a commemoration of Conshelf Two, a 30-day underwater habitat mission undertaken by Jacques Cousteau in 1963 (Fabien is the famed ocean explorer’s grandson). We previously posted about Mission 31 back in June.

Baby Monkey Tries A Piece of Fruit for the First Time and Repeatedly Goes Back For More

At a primate sanctuary in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, an adopted baby monkey named Shakinyet tries a piece of fruit for the first time and seems unsure of the strange sweetness that floods his tiny mouth. After that initial moment, however Shakinyet very eagerly goes back for more. According to Jamilkucing, the person who captured this footage, “It’s an adorable moment that will certainly bring a smile to your face.”

ArtWalk, Walking Tours That Showcase Public Art and Architecture in New York City

ArtWalk is a series of walking tours that showcase public art and architecture in New York City. Current walks include SoHo and the Bowery, with further walks scheduled to release soon. ArtWalk is currently raising funds via a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to create a smartphone app that will allow people to take walks on their own, guided by the app alone.

The app will be free to download and will show a preview of all the sights. To read the whole story you purchase a neighborhood for $2.99, which will give you access and a walking path.

Each neighborhood consists of 20+ stories, made up of an custom illustration, original text, a map, references and further reading. We’re working on two neighborhoods, SoHo and the Bowery, which will be part of the 1st version.

ArtWalk

ArtWalk

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