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Walter White vs. Walt Whitman

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O Cranston, my Cranston: Poetry magazine sizes up Walter White with Walt Whitman in an essay perfectly titled "Leaves of Glass."

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Nick Offerman spoils eight summer reading classics, but we already knew that Animal Farm “is like Babe: Pig in the City.

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Move over, .com: a new wave of domain names (.wed, .mom) will soon hit the Web.

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A thought scarier than most public restrooms—smart toilets that are susceptible to hackers.

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Apple nixed an iPhone game that involves throwing your iPhone as high as you possibly can.

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If you’re in the mood for hysteria, Popular Science charted all of the 1400 asteroids that would cause major devastation if they bumped into Earth.

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Meet the author behind the fan fiction story six times longer than Infinite Jest and 13 times bigger than Ulysses.

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Because there’s no one else on Mars to celebrate with, NASA’s Curiosity Rover sang “Happy Birthday” to itself.

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Cracked debunks some widely-believed myths about prehistoric times—at least the Geico cavemen will be happy the record’s straight. 

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The Magic of Making Marbles
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The Magic of Making Marbles. An expert glassblower shows us how it's done.

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The Marriage of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio. It burned brightly and then flamed out quickly.

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The 12 Best So-Bad-They're-Good Episodes of Star Trek. They come from four different series in the adventures of Starfleet.

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The Bizarre Case of New Zealand’s Exploding Pants. This illustrates the danger of new products that aren't thoroughly tested.

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Leather: Grown in a Lab, Without Cows. It's collagen produced by engineered yeast that is essentially the same as tanned animal skin.

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Watch a Rare Video of a Two-Faced Kitten. And learn what might cause a Janus cat to be born that way.

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5 Great Alarm Clocks for Reluctant Wakers. A novel idea could really get your attention first thing in the morning.

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Autumnal Equinox Traditions. How folks say goodbye to summer and hello to fall—at least in the Northern Hemisphere.

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The Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time
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The Story Behind the Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time. It was about a brownie recipe, but it escalated quickly.

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Why Is America Losing Ground in the Contest to Grow the World’s Biggest Pumpkin? The largest of the season have been grown in Europe two out of the last three years.

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Sorry, Not Sorry: When Apologizing Makes Things Worse. Adding an apology to a rejection doesn't make you appear any better.

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Driving in Germany is Much Better than Driving in America. And, considering the size of Germany, there's a lot less of it.

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This Cosplayer Transforms Himself into Real Life Versions of Disney Heroes. Jonathan Stryker is a master at becoming a cartoon.

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How the Star Trek Punch Became the Worst Fight Move on TV. A Star Trek stunt coordinator explains why they continue to use the double-handed punch.

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23 College Secrets Your Professors Will Never Tell You. Unless you ask, which is one thing you should do.

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This Guide Will Help You Choose Your Apples Wisely. There's one for every taste and purpose.

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