Ready for the Weekend 7/25/2014

Today in 1984, Salyut 7 cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya became the first woman to perform a space walk. Go outside this weekend!

Savitskaya

Ready for the Weekend 7/18/2014

Today is director Paul Verhoeven’s birthday. Celebrate it with him with some satire and violence. Have a great weekend. 

Paul Verhoeven

Ready for the Weekend 7/11/2014

Today is July 11th, so of course you should enjoy some stories from your favorite Unwinnable contributors about 7-11. Have a great weekend, oh thank heaven.

711

Ready For the Weekend 7/4/2014

On this day in 1855, in Brooklyn, New York City, the first edition of Walt Whitman’s book of poems, Leaves of Grass, is published. Many years later this book would be found on a toilet in New Mexico by beer brewing and mineral enthusiast Hank Schrader. Have a safe weekend!

Leaves

Ready for the Weekend 6/27/2014

Today in 1972 the video game company Atari was founded by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney in Santa Clara, Calif.

Atari

Ready for the Weekend 6/20/2014

Today in 1893 Lizzie Borden was acquitted of the murders of her father and stepmother. Several years later a Lifetime television movie was made about these events starring Christina Ricci. 

Lizzie