A look back at the historic moment, 45 years ago Sunday, when Cmdr. Neil Armstrong and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin Jr. made history, becoming the first humans to walk on the moon. Command Module Pilot Michael Collins remained in orbit. Images via NASA and Associated Press archives: The official crew portrait for
Comcast has come under fire after a recording of a bizarre customer service response to a request for disconnection surfaced online. Here’s the 8-minute recording, described as Hellish and Kafkaesque, which will be familiar to anyone who’s ever slogged through phone tree land trying to resolve an issues with a major corporation: Ryan Block, a
One TSA employee in Orlando, Fla. apparently didn’t pay much attention in school — or to the news. When Justin Gray, a reporter for Cox Media Group, tried to fly out of Orlando International Airport back to the District of Columbia, he showed his D.C. driver’s license to the TSA agent, which Gray said was
From the Triangle Offense to a trolling offense. Phil Jackson, obviously, knows what a big free agent signing means to the Chicago Bulls and the team’s fans. But Jackson, always a quick wit, managed to let a photo take up 1,000 words worth of his 140-character limit on Twitter after the news of the Pau
We’re bringing back our Chicagopedia — a dictionary, really, of things you only will hear from Chicagoans — or won’t, as in the case of “Chicagoland.” We’ll be updating frequently and would love to include your favorite Chicago vocabulary words (not the four-letter variety; we work in a newsroom and already have heard them all).
In case you missed it, there’s apparently a “Clammy Sosa” stalking the mean streets of Philadelphia. This, um, thing showed up in May at Citizens Bank Ballpark to celebrate the Phillie Phanatic’s birthday. Best just to watch – words won’t do this justice: Your browser does not support iframes. Apparently, Clammy east people – the
The newest member of the Lincoln Park Zoo’s kangaroo exhibit is up and hopping. The latest arrival, a male red kangaroo named Jack, was actually born last December, the zoo said on its website. Kangaroos are born in a near-fetal state, and spend months growing inside their mother’s pouch before venturing out into the world.
Quad Cities news anchor David Nelson shared this amazing image of Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport on July 3rd. PIC. This is how flooded downtown Davenport #Iowa looks from the sky: #qcwx @QCRiverBandits pic.twitter.com/cse5gYSpKw — David Nelson (@DavidNelsonNews) July 3, 2014 The ballpark is home to the Houston Astros single-A affiliate Quad City River Bandits
The American Pyrotechnics Institute – yes, it’s a real thing – has put together this handy map and a complete set of laws by state – including this PDF of Illinois’ restrictions – to show where you can blow your hand off and where you can’t in the United States. Illinois, as it turns out,
Happy World UFO Day! The quirky holiday has been observed on July 2 — roughly corresponding with the date of the reported UFO crash in Roswell, N.M. — since 2001 to “celebrate the existence of UFO’s and extra terrestrial [sic] life,” according to its official website. Those celebrations include watching for unidentified flying objects in