It’s an all-new 5-day trivia hunt!
Josh Halbur and I bring you the next How Did You Know? sponsored by our friends over at... READ ON
If you’re a fan of Saturday Night Live then you’re already familiar with the work of Don Pardo, whose iconic voice has been belting out the names of cast members since the show premiered in 1975. But to celebrate his 93rd birthday (today), here are a few things you might not know about him.
1. He’s a Company... READ ON
Tuesday Test Time is here. In English, when spelling out the numbers from zero to ten (by ones)…
1. Which letter appears exactly 10 times?
2. which letter appears exactly five times?
3. Which letter appears exactly three times?
Here are... READ ON
Focus is overrated and distraction has its benefits. What you lose in productivity with your terrible attention span, chances are you’ll probably make up in creativity. (via Wired Science)
Mike Cooper made a cake for his son’s 6th birthday on the theme of the Angry Birds video game. However, this cake was a game itself, complete with a working catapult, and was played before eating! (via Laughing Squid)
Pink Armadillo Attack. This is a real Japanese movie about a woman who swivels her hips and... READ ON
You already know that Ronald Reagan was president of the Screen Actors Guild before he was President of the United States, and I bet you recall a joke or two about Jimmy Carter being a peanut farmer. Here are a few ways other future presidents paid the bills before they started signing bills.
1. Harry Truman, haberdasher. But not a good one. Truman opened a haberdashery (Truman & Jacobson) with his friend Edward Jacobson in 1919, but after three pretty dismal years, they declared bankruptcy. Truman... READ ON
I think people today, especially younger people, don’t think of nuclear weapons as a real threat the way that people who lived through, say, the Cuban Missile crisis did. Remember the days when campuses would erupt in “no nukes” protests? When activists would lie across train tracks to stop trains from delivering bombs to missile sites? The crises are hidden now. The protests small, when there are any. The Cold War has ended, the assumption goes, and with the Berlin Wall fell the threat of World... READ ON
Welcome to the Monday Math Square, designed to get your noggin in gear to start the week. Enjoy!
The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9. Each digit should appear only once in this main grid (the red square). Place the digits 1 through 9 in their correct spots so that the mathematical equations work both across and down.
Here is my... READ ON
Abraham Lincoln: Portrait of a Crazy Badass. Among the hyperbole and NSFW text, this Cracked article has some very good reasons Lincoln is one of our favorite presidents. (via Gorilla Mask)
We’ve only had one president who won four elections, pulled us out of a depression, guided us through a world war, and did it while hiding the fact that he was confined to a wheelchair. But today, instead of hiding the chair, we celebrate it.
The Worst Gig. Music journalist Jon Niccum collected unforgettable... READ ON
Michael J. Fox’s middle name is Andrew.