Carl Pettit is a writer and editor with interests ranging from international relations and political humor to the arts and modern media.
4 Creative and Unusual Garden Furniture Ideas You Can Do Yourself
Sure, you could take the easy route and head on over to Ikea or your local lawn-and-garden shop and pick up a few pieces of outdoor furniture for your backyard. But if you really want to impress your friends and indulge your creative flair, you might want to consider some of these more unusual optio…
5 Giant Games You Can Build in Your Garden
Sometimes gardens are for growing things, and sometimes gardens are for constructing massive playgrounds for you and your friends.
Add a Great Outdoor Fire Pit to Your Backyard or Garden
Nothing adds character to your garden—at least in a caveman-like, primordial sense—than an outdoor fire pit.
10 High Adrenaline Jobs Looking For Recruits
There are a lot of wild jobs out there for the adventurous set. Sure, you could aspire to the lofty position of astronaut or Air Force Raptor pilot, but there aren’t many slots open in those exclusive fields. Down here on earth, or at least closer to the ground, you can find some pre…
10 Easy and Creative Last Minute Christmas Tree Decorations
Christmas is almost upon us, but that doesn’t mean you still can’t have some fun with your holiday decorations. Maybe you’re the kind of person who waits until the last minute to set up your tree, or perhaps you’ve noticed some bare spots on the limbs just crying out for a few more ornaments. Or may…
10 Grinches Who Tried to Ruin Christmas
Christmastime should be about family, generosity and good cheer, but sometimes there are a few baddies lurking about to spoil everyone’s fun. We’re talking about nasty Christmas villains here. Thankfully most of them are merely figments of some storyteller’s imagination. But not all of them. There a…
10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the American Pilgrims
This week, families will come together from all across the nation for Thanksgiving. They will stuff themselves full of turkey, side dishes and desserts. Some will laugh and joke with relatives, while others renew old feuds and bicker with their cousins and siblings. No matter how your particular Tha…
10 Bizarre Thanksgiving Foods: Vegan Turkey, Gravy Soda and More
Bizarre presentation, unusual flavor and the “oddball factor” add new elements to this great tradition. If you're feeling playful and adventurous, you could add a few of these items to your menu.
10 Fictional Bars You Can Actually Visit
If you’re a TV and cinema buff, as well as a barfly, you just might be able to combine your passions together. The characters inhabiting our film and television fantasy worlds need places to hang out, just like we do.
Sweet Lips, Tennessee — The Real Story Behind the Name
Some towns don’t have a lot going on. They don’t have heavy industry, or Internet startups, or a booming population, or a prime location on a beautiful stretch of beach or a magnificent ski slope. Sweet Lips, Tennessee, may lack these things, but the folks who live th…
10 of the Strangest Cars Ever Made
These strange beasts aren’t custom cars built in someone’s garage. The plans for the odd looking motor vehicles featured here were actually drawn up by automobile manufacturers, for the most part, and put together on some kind of assembly line. The actual number produ…