Features by Tommy Andres


Allentown bets big to shed its former image

Pennsylvania's third largest city has been dying for decades. Can it build itself back to life?
Posted In: Pennsylvania, Allentown, urban planning, development
Kai stumped President Obama. But not you.

Your job in 5 words

Medley: We asked, you answered. (<- 5 words)
Posted In: Jobs

Introducing: "Brought to you by..."

Did you know Doritos were born in a Disneyland dumpster?
Posted In: brought to you by, summer
Columbus Steel

The death of manufacturing is greatly exaggerated

A look at how one Mississippi town is bringing factory jobs back from overseas.
Posted In: Mississippi, manufacturing, factories, employment

How 'Choose Your Own Adventure' was born

The popular series turns 35 this year, but do you know how it started?
Posted In: mental floss, CYOA
Bucket of ice

The cold truth about the ice business

How many bags of ice do you buy a year? Enough to make it a $2.5 billion industry, that's how much.
Posted In: ICE

What goes through the mind of a paparazzi photographer

A successful paparazzi photographer describes his job, his life, and why everyone hates him.
Posted In: paparazzi, celebrities, The Eagles

Paparazzi photographer caught in the act!

Does that look like a tabloid headline? Good.
Posted In: paparazzi, celebrities, los angeles

Why do gas prices end in 9/10 of a cent?

...and everything else you've ever wondered about gas stations.
Posted In: gas, gas stations

Who's Gideon?

And why does he leave Bibles in my hotel rooms?
Posted In: hotels, Christianity, Bibles


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