In the 1870s, Charles Darwin was the theme of a downright deranged…

One of the coolest sites on the internet is Tulane University's Louisiana Research Collection of Mardi Gras costume and float designs. Here, thousands upon thousands of pieces of concept art detail parade pageantry dating back to the mid-1800s. » 5/02/12 7:25am 5/02/12 7:25am

25 years ago, the He-Man Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade float would've…

It wasn't the R&B madness of Marvel Comics' 1980s parade floats, but the 1986 Masters of the Universe rig did an admirable job showcasing such crowd favorites as Mosquitor and Snout Spout. Does anybody know what Snout Spout's doing these days? I'd love to interview that guy. Dolph Lundgren narrated this performance … » 11/24/11 6:30am 11/24/11 6:30am

Before it hit Broadway, the Spiderman musical was a parade float…

Remember those NSFW superheroines of Rio de Janeiro's Carnaval we saw yesterday? Their scantily-clad antics weren't the first time superheroes have hit Rio. In 2010, this building-sized float wowed revelers. Says YouTube uploader SoundsofSamba: » 3/08/11 2:00pm 3/08/11 2:00pm

Picard Versus Kirk, Who Would Win In A Fight? Trekkers Decide

This weekend, fans flocked to San Francisco to see Sir Patrick Stewart, William Shatner and a gorgeous array of Trek pageantry. But more importantly crowds answered the age-old, all-important question: who would win in a fight between Kirk and Picard? » 1/26/10 4:00pm 1/26/10 4:00pm