This Church Has Killer Decor: In an ideal world, I F**king Love Science would have posted its article about the Sedlec Ossuary on Halloween ... because nothing screams "night of the dead" like a church chapel decorated with human bones. We're not talking about a fingertip or two hanging from a handful of pews but the remains of anywhere from 40,000 to 70,000 people incorporated throughout the church's interior. The "showpiece": a chandelier made from at least one of every bone in the human body. Wanna visit? The historic Church of Bones is located an hour outside Prague. We'll be huddled over here in a corner, looking at pictures of kittens and rainbows to chase the creepy away.
The 80-Year-Old Marathoner: Frank Abramic of Roseland was profiled by Runner's World on Oct. 11. Abramic started running at age 63 and finished his 17th Chicago Marathon last month. The article also gives a shout-out to Running Excels in Beverly. Abramic often trains with a group associated with the popular running store at 10328 S. Western Ave. Abramic has proven to be an inspiration to his family as well. His 77-year-old brother, two nieces and his niece's husband also completed the marathon this year — albeit slightly ahead of Abramic who finished with a time of 6:22:01.
Chicago's Best Charities: With the holidays coming up Chicago Magazine did some heavy lifting by taking a look at more than 277 charities in Chicago to determine the 20 best in a variety of categories. The magazine spoke with community leaders, nonprofit consultants and conducted aditional research to determine which charities are truly doing good. The story notes that 44 percent of Chicago-area households donated more than $1,000 in 2013.
Jimmy Butler Has a Boombox Aquarium and It's Huge: According to the Chicago Tribune, Bulls guard Jimmy Butler has a 6,000 pound boombox-themed aquarium installed in his River North mansion "set up by Wayde King and Brett Raymer," stars of Animal Planet's "Tanked" in an episode scheduled to air this Friday. The 9-by-10 foot aquarium holds more than 600 gallons of water and 50 fish. It's also equipped with a wireless speaker system, so as the uber quotable Butler put it, "My fish gonna be bumpin' here."
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