0 Kmart Wants Everyone to Ship Their Pants

If shipping your pants is cool, consider this ad Miles Davis.

(via Kmart)

0 Rubber Barber Erasers

rubber barber erasers
It's fun to make mistakes when you've got this cute set of four erasers. Designed by Chen Lu Wei for Megawing, the rubber characters' hairstyles take shape whenever erasures are made.

(via Colossal)

0 Test Your Knowledge: The National Spelling Bee Quiz

The Scripps National Spelling Bee organizers have just announced a major change to the format, adding multiple-choice vocabulary tests to the annual competition.

scripps national spelling bee
For the first time in the 86-year history of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, the evaluation of vocabulary knowledge will be formally incorporated as an element of the competition.

"This is a significant change in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, but also a natural one," said director Paige Kimble.

"It represents a deepening of the Bee's commitment to its purpose: to help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn concepts and develop correct English usage that will help them all their lives."
The 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee will take place on May 28–30 in Oxon Hill, Maryland.

Visit HuffPo to test yourself with a sample of the questions the competitors may face. For example:

What is the purpose of defibrillation?
a) removing fibrous matter from vegetables
b) removing bodily hair
c) restoring the rhythm of the heart
d) reducing a fever using medication

Here's my score, not that I'm bragging (okay, maybe a little bit):

scripps national spelling bee quiz
How well did you do?

0 Mysteries of Vernacular: Clue

CLUE: Something that serves to guide in the solution of a mystery or crime. 

Did you know? Before the word clue became associated with mystery novels, it was spelled "clew" and meant a ball of string or thread, a definition dating back to Greek mythology.

Clue is among the growing list of interesting word origins explored in the Mysteries of Vernacular video series:
In its final form, Mysteries of Vernacular will contain 26 etymological installments, one for each letter of the alphabet.

Each episode takes more than 80 hours to create between the research, construction of the book and animation.
The videos are haphazardly arranged on a bookshelf background — a unique site design that's worth at least a quick glance. Watch the episode above, then visit www.mysteriesofvernacular.com for more.

0 Comic of the Day: Vintage Social Networking

vintage social networking
(via Neatorama)

0 The Great Spaghetti Harvest of 1957

the great spaghetti harvest of 1957
On April 1, 1957, BBC television viewers were treated to a short documentary about the spaghetti harvest in Ticino, Switzerland. The film showed spaghetti trees laden with ripe pasta, and Swiss farmers harvesting long strands and laying them out to dry "in the warm alpine sun."

It's believed that this story was the first use of television for an April Fool's prank.

Wait — so there's no such thing as a spaghetti tree?!

(via Mental Floss)

0 A Special Message from the President

...one of the least annoying April Fools' Day pranks posted online today.

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