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QUIRK: We. Can't. Breathe. (or Stephen Colbert Does Liturgical Dance)
Originally Posted: 11/27/2012 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Stephen Colbert, a practicing Catholic and sometimes CCD teacher, does a "liturgical dance" number to the hymn, "King of Glory." You're welcome. Stephen ...

QUIRK: Francis Chan Learns to Speak Northern Irish
Originally Posted: 10/16/2012 - 3:06pm | Type: Blog

Francis Chan learns to speak Northern Irish with the Rend Collective. Top o' aftornune to ya! Francis Chan recently sat down with the Northern Irish Christian band The  ...

QUIRK: How to Speak Northern Irish (Apparently)
Originally Posted: 09/27/2012 - 2:26pm | Type: Blog

"High nigh br-eye-n, K-eye"? Come again? Rend Collective and Bart Millard (of the band MercyMe) give us a lesson in how to speak Northern Irish. "High nigh br-eye-n ...

QUIRK: London Theater Employs Ninjas to Silence Cell Phones (No. Seriously.)
Originally Posted: 09/14/2012 - 5:24pm | Type: Blog

A London movie theater has begun employing "ninjas" to combat rogue cell phone use during screenings. Yes, ninjas. No matter how many times we see the little advert (as ...

QUIRK: Chuck Norris Warns USA About 1,00 Years of Solitude ... No, Darkness
Originally Posted: 09/06/2012 - 9:07am | Type: Blog

From Huffington Post: Chuck Norris has offered a dire warning to America, claiming that U.S. citizens face "1,000 years of darkness" if President Obama is reelected for a second term in November. ...

QUIRK: Johnny Cash's To-Do List
Originally Posted: 09/05/2012 - 3:49pm | Type: Blog

From Open Culture: Somewhere along the way (we’re not sure when) The Man in Black jotted down 10 “Things to Do Today!” This list feels almost like something you and I could have written, the stuff of mortals. ...

QUIRK: Lost Medieval Church Found Beneath Parking Lot
Originally Posted: 09/05/2012 - 12:23pm | Type: Blog

The hunt for King Richard III's grave is heating up, with archaeologists announcing today that they have located the church where the king was buried in 1485 — beneath a parking lot in Leicester, England. ...

QUIRK: The Parent Rap
Originally Posted: 09/04/2012 - 2:15pm | Type: Blog

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QUIRK: Male Gymnast Performs Woman's Routine in 1981
Originally Posted: 08/06/2012 - 1:25pm | Type: Blog

The uneven bars is an Olympic event that only women compete in. (Men compete in variations on the event, in the single horizontal bar and the parallel bars.) But back in 1981, U.S. gymnast Paul Hunt decided to ...

QUIRK: The Time Conan O'Brien 'Pushed the Envelope on Late Night Television'
Originally Posted: 08/03/2012 - 11:31am | Type: Blog

God bless our media! What follows in the video below from the flying squirrels at Team Coco is the collective reportage from various broadcast media outlets about late-night talk show host Conan O'Brien Scott Cronick & David Gorshein ...

QUIRK: Johan's Ark, a Museum That Follows Biblical Proportions
Originally Posted: 07/31/2012 - 11:04am | Type: Blog

A wealthy Dutchman builds a replica of Noah’s Ark, following the measurements outlined in the book of Genesis. A wealthy Dutchman builds a replica of Noah’s Ark, following the mea ...

QUIRK: Justin Buber and Other Philosophical Pop Stars
Originally Posted: 07/27/2012 - 1:00pm | Type: Blog

Step aside Reinhod Bieber, there’s a new 20th century philosopher/pop star in town: Justin Buber. That’s right, the Bieb’s popular songs and tweets and Martin Buber’s existential Jewish thought combine in a wa ...

QUIRK: USA Olympic Swim Team Does 'Call Me Maybe'
Originally Posted: 07/26/2012 - 3:24pm | Type: Blog

Not only are they the best athletes of their generation, but they’re also solid lip syncers… Yes, it’s the video you’ve all been waiting for: The USA Olympic Swimming Team takes some time off from the pool a ...

QUIRK: Some Londoners Slow to Catch the Olympic Spirit
Originally Posted: 07/26/2012 - 2:44pm | Type: Blog

Billions will tune into the Summer Olympics in London over the coming weeks, excited to see their favorite athletes competing for those coveted Gold Medals. Hundreds of thousands more will brave the wind and rain of the traditional British ‘summer’ ...

QUIRK: Mary Poppins to Fight Voldemort in Olympic Opening Ceremony?
Originally Posted: 07/25/2012 - 10:39am | Type: Blog

Yahoo Sports reports: "If a British newspaper report is correct (and, oh, how we hope it is), Mary Poppins and Lord Voldemort will clash in a tense battle scene during Friday's Opening Ceremony of th ...

QUIRK: Stop Motion Super Mario in Post-Its
Originally Posted: 07/25/2012 - 9:53am | Type: Blog

Using 7,000 Post-it notes, this bored employee takes "playing video games at work" to a whole new level. In this stop-motion animation, Super Mario comes to life around the office, dodging clocks and ...

QUIRK: PhD Comics Explains "The God Particle"
Originally Posted: 07/17/2012 - 12:16pm | Type: Blog

But the best part about the whole discussion is that it is animated! The folks at PhD comics “a grad student comic strip,” break down the entire talk with clever visuals and an engaging presentation style. ...

QUIRK: Politicians Who Look Like Disney Characters
Originally Posted: 07/13/2012 - 2:58pm | Type: Blog

When you're in the public eye, it's only a matter of time before you're known, not by your name, but as "that guy who looks like Pinocchio." In this hilarious compilation of look-alike ...

QUIRK: In for a Penny, In for 800 Pounds
Originally Posted: 07/06/2012 - 12:22pm | Type: Blog

MILFORD, Mass. — A Massachusetts man who pledged to make the last mortgage payment on his home with pennies has fulfilled that promise. After warning his bank, Thomas Daigle dropped off about 62,000 pennies w ...

QUIRK: University Sues Student for Finishing Degree Too Quickly
Originally Posted: 07/06/2012 - 10:51am | Type: Blog

And you thought having to pay your student loans back was bad. A student at the School of Economics and Management in Essen, Germany, has been sued by the university for completing his degree too quickly. ...

QUIRK: How to Top 'The Dog Ate My Homework' Excuse
Originally Posted: 07/05/2012 - 1:44pm | Type: Blog

According to the Associated Press, a 22-year-old student in Brazil claimed she was abducted and held hostage for 24 hours. She later confessed, saying: "she 'didn't want to upset her mother ...

QUIRK: Ten of the Most Bizarre Laws Effective July 1, 2012
Originally Posted: 07/02/2012 - 3:03pm | Type: Blog

We’ve reached the halfway point of the year, which means states across the nation are adopting a variety of new laws at state and local levels. While most of the new provisions and amendments were about taxes, ...

QUIRK: A Little Poetry for the Weekend (Category: Bacon)
Originally Posted: 06/29/2012 - 1:50pm | Type: Blog

That about does it for us for the week. We send you off to the weekend with prayers for safety and blessings — and a bit of bacon-inspired poetry for the journey. That about does ...

QUIRK: Affordable Care Cat
Originally Posted: 06/28/2012 - 3:18pm | Type: Blog

The Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. Now, take a little time to celebrate by smiling along with the latest Internet meme craze, "affordable care cats." Curre ...

QUIRK: 'Harry Potter Theme' Performed on Water Glasses
Originally Posted: 06/26/2012 - 1:30pm | Type: Blog

Perhaps you’ve tried to circle the rim of a wine glass with your finger to create some high pitched tones (often times I’d be scolded for doing in in restaurants). Well, in this video, you can take a look at a ...

QUIRK: Pizza Vending Machines
Originally Posted: 06/20/2012 - 8:31am | Type: Blog

Pizza in a vending machine? That’s right! The franchise Let’s Pizza is opening up an office in Atlanta later this year, which means that their infamous pizza vending machines shouldn’t be too far behind. ...

QUIRK: New Research Finds Healthy "Miracle Molecule" in Beer
Originally Posted: 06/14/2012 - 12:17pm | Type: Blog

Scientists recently discovered a “miracle molecule” that is found in beer could prevent obesity. Scientists recently discovered a “miracle molecule” that is found in beer could pr ...

QUIRK: Michelle Obama Joins Pinterest
Originally Posted: 06/13/2012 - 10:19am | Type: Blog

Michelle Obama's new pinterest page gives a fun look at what life is like for the Obama's. Though some content comes from the Obama campaign, she signs many of the posts herself -- giving a direct wo ...

QUIRK: It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's ... Super Saints?
Originally Posted: 06/13/2012 - 6:48am | Type: Blog

Italian artist Igor Scalisi Palminteri is fascinated by religion — and superheroes, apparently. In a series of statuary called "Agiographie," Palminteri reimangines traditional images of Jesus, the H ...

QUIRK: Meet Your 'Tweeple'
Originally Posted: 06/11/2012 - 11:10am | Type: Blog

Ever wondered what your tweets would look like if they were a person? No, neither had we. But Mashable today reports on a new tool called Tweepify that “turns your Twitter activity — how often you tweet, followers-to-following ratio, etc. — ...

QUIRK: Geez Goes 'Overboard' on a Christian Singles' Cruise
Originally Posted: 06/08/2012 - 2:34pm | Type: Blog

Oh those cheeky Canadian Christians are at it again! In its summer issue, Geez Magazine sends a reporter under cover on a Caribbean cruise for "Christian singles." Hilarity (and outrage) ensues. ...

QUIRK: Mister Rogers Remix
Originally Posted: 06/07/2012 - 1:20pm | Type: Blog

If you grew up watching Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, then this video may give your day a little extra cheer. In this new remix, engineered by Symphony of Science’s John Boswell for PBS Digital Studios, the man ...

QUIRK: President Obama sings "Call Me Maybe"
Originally Posted: 06/06/2012 - 8:59am | Type: Blog

In this clever mashup, the POTUS gives a new take on Carly Rae Jespen's radio hit "Call Me Maybe." While it may not be as endearing as his rendition of Al Green's "Let's Stay Toge ...

QUIRK: New York, the Nanny State and the Impending Demise of the Big Gulp
Originally Posted: 06/01/2012 - 1:01pm | Type: Blog

If New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg gets his way, Big Gulps and any other super-sized sugary soft-drinks will go the way of smoking at the Oyster Bar and Times Square peep shows and trans-fat-deep-fried c ...

QUIRK: Mitt Romney = Unicorn?
Originally Posted: 05/30/2012 - 1:35pm | Type: Blog

In the Washington Post , Dana Milbank raises the question that has (apparently) been on everyone's lips during this election season: Is Mitt Romney a unicorn? An interesting question, we can all agree. By why are people ask ...

QUIRK: (Figurative) Fireworks at Illinois State House
Originally Posted: 05/30/2012 - 12:37pm | Type: Blog

It all got a little much for Illinois State Rep. Mike Bost yesterday during a discussion in the State House on pension reform. It all got a little much for Illinois State Rep. Mik ...

QUIRK: Reggie Watts' Bizarre TED Talk
Originally Posted: 05/29/2012 - 1:12pm | Type: Blog

Reggie Watts is a comedian and musician who has an intangible style. He mixes hip-hop vibes with stream of consciousness talking and singing. Part satire, part a capella, with plenty of wit and humor, he’s bee ...

QUIRK: Yankee Candle Company Targets Men With New Scents
Originally Posted: 05/24/2012 - 1:48pm | Type: Blog

According to reports from the Candle Association, 90 percent of candles are purchased by women. In an effort to tip the scales, the Yankee Candle Company recently unveiled a few scents to woo men, in a line of products they're calling "Man ...

QUIRK: Man Arrested for DUI After Bringing Pet Zebra to Bar
Originally Posted: 05/23/2012 - 10:40am | Type: Blog

It's not uncommon to hear of someone arrested for a DUI, but when that driver has a zebra and a macaw with him in the vehicle, we've firmly entered the realm of the strange and unusual. Jerald Reiter is a farmer and exotic pet owner, who te ...

QUIRK: Will Smith as Obama? It's All About the EARS.
Originally Posted: 05/22/2012 - 2:22pm | Type: Blog

Nearly four years after Smith joked about potentially playing Obama in a not-actually-happening biopic on the president's life, the "Men In Black 3" star is at it again. ...

QUIRK: Smell Ya Later, Kristen Wiig. We'll MISS YOU!
Originally Posted: 05/21/2012 - 2:39pm | Type: Blog

From Huffington Post : Kristen Wiig got a musical sendoff on the season finale of "Saturday Night Live" as the popular and versatile cast member made her exit after seven years. In the show's final sketch, guest host Mick Jagger played ...

QUIRK: Kids Reenact Beastie Boys
Originally Posted: 05/16/2012 - 10:55am | Type: Blog

The video to Beastie Boys' classic anthem "Sabotage" features the three members donning sunglasses and fake moustaches as they race around a city creating a ruckus. Now, the spirit lives on as c ...

QUIRK: Congress Members Cast as Muppets
Originally Posted: 05/02/2012 - 4:15pm | Type: Blog

Thank you,  Cloture Club . Thank you. Here we have  Top 21 Members Resembling Muppets . (Congress, God's Politics, members, muppets, quirk) Thank you, Cloture Club. Thank you. Congress,members,muppets,quirk ...