YES! You can play this challenge/contest without knowing a thing about the weekly hunt! It’s sort of a one-off – a stand-alone if you will. Will you?
Answer the Level 3 bonus-round question correctly and you may win your pick of anything you want from the neatoshop (valued under $25). Ready? Set. GO!
Oh, and don’t forget, even if you’re not the winner, you still need to solve the challenge to compete for next week’s Day 5 final... READ ON
Welcome to part two of “my brain went on vacation three days ago even though my plane doesn’t leave until tomorrow.” (Here’s part one from yesterday). Today we’re visiting the Jungle Cruise. Everyone turn around and wave good-bye to the folks back on the dock… They may never see you again. But then again, you probably never saw them before, either.
1. I’ve been known to drop a bad pun or two myself now and then, so it’s no surprise that my favorite part of the Jungle Cruise are the... READ ON
It’s an all-new 5-day trivia hunt!
Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are happy to bring you the next How Did You Know? sponsored by our friends over at... READ ON
When the California Institute of Technology’s men’s basketball team scored a 46-45 victory yesterday over conference rival Occidental, they put a stop to a 26-year losing streak.
Until squeaking out that victory, Caltech hadn’t beaten a conference opponent since January 23, 1985 – a period of futility that stretched 310 games over the course of 9,525 days.
In other words, their oldest player was exactly 4 years and 2 months away from being born the last time the Beavers won a Southern California... READ ON
A recent trip to the rural south reminded me of the late-year task of bringing in the crops, along with the year-end celebration that concludes a successful growing season. With that in mind, enjoy today’s Wednesday Word Ladder. Good luck!
By changing one letter in each step to form English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, change CROPS into PARTY in the fewest possible steps.
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P A R T Y
Here is one 6-step... READ ON
Power of Decision is a 1958 Strategic Air Command film that illustrates how to start a nuclear war. In this scenario, the “success” of a nuclear war was defined as not having the will of the enemy imposed on the US, despite millions of citizens killed. (via Metafilter)
The only thing sillier than making a 60-second version of The Exorcist would be to animate it in Claymation. Except for the doctor, who can be a doll since he has no important emotions to show anyway.
What Happens When You Stick Your... READ ON
Whether you live in a twister-stricken area or have only experienced the scary storms through Bill Paxton movies, tornadoes are one of the most fascinating and surprising forms of weather. We’ve rounded up a collection of clips of amateur storm chasers — sometimes people who just happen to be in the right place at the right time — following funnel clouds.
Ellis County, Oklahoma
It’s hard to imagine the full force of this tornado until around 1:53, when a tree gets sucked into the cloud.
Manitoba,... READ ON
As I’ve mentioned before, my spelling bee dreams died in the Lakeview Elementary School cafeteria in 1989. But that hasn’t soured me on the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Think you can spell with the best of them? Today’s quiz contains ten winning words from past Scripps National Spelling Bees. Can you tell which variation is spelled correctly?
Take the Quiz: Spelling Bee
When you’re done, feel free to let us know which word spelled your downfall in your own spelling bee... READ ON
Alaska is so big that you could fit 75 New Jerseys in it.