How the Rangers and Cardinals Got Their Nicknames

Jason English

Scott Allen can't tell you who's going to win the World Series. But his 2010 self can tell you where the participants' names came from. St. Louis Cardinals In 1899, the St.

5 Interesting Tributes to Ronald Reagan

Stacy Conradt

Ronald Reagan on Mount Rushmore? Absolutely, if Grover Norquist has his way.

Ohio's Position on Exotic Animal Ownership

Colin Patrick

As an Ohio resident, I can say that we have some really great things to offer tourists – beautiful lakes, wonderful cuisine, professional sports, world famous amusement parks, and even an upcoming men

Barry Schwartz: The Paradox of Choice

Chris Higgins

"The official dogma ['of all Western societies'] runs like this: if we are interested in maximizing the welfare of our citizens, the way to do that is to maximize individual freedom.

Police Academy Noise Guy Does Zeppelin

David K. Israel

Distortion guitar solo, check. Drums, check. Decent Robert Plant impersonation, check.

Dietribes: Salt Water Taffy

Allison Keene

• First, some mythology: as one story goes, in 1883 a huge storm hit Atlantic City (this isn't the spurious part!) and flooded the boardwalk and the shops, including a whole stock of taffy.

Did John Smoltz Burn Himself While Ironing the Shirt He Was Wearing?

Jason English

Any conversation about bizarre sports injuries eventually turns to John Smoltz, who supposedly burned himself while trying to iron the shirt he was wearing in 1990.

Brain Game: We're Growing!

Here's a brand new Word Ladder for today's Wednesday Wordplay segment at the Brain Game.

Morning Cup of Links: Pink Light, Blue People

Miss Cellania

Behold, a wheelchair that can be completely controlled just by facial muscles. This could mean movement, freedom, and so much more for paralysis victims. * Bricks of War.

Tori Amos' Real-Life Stint as a Cornflake Girl

Stacy Conradt

Long before Tori Amos sang “Cornflake Girl,” she was Cornflake Girl. Back in 1984, when Tori was just 21, she beat out Sarah Jessica Parker to star in ads for Kellogg’s Just Right, a breakfast cere

The Late Movies: The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!

Erica Palan

On this date in 1985, Americans were introduced to the Nintendo Entertainment System. And thank goodness!

Quantum-Locked Superconducting Floating Discs Will Freak You Out

Chris Higgins

Short version: prepare to have your mind blown by scientastic weirdness (also known as "quantum levitation").

Occupy Wall Street? There's an App for that!

David K. Israel

Yesterday's post about first world problems continues today as I've just learned that there's a new Android app called, “I’m Getting Arrested,” which alerts one’s family, friends (even

8 Brilliant Halloween Costumes

Miss Cellania

Last week you saw 10 Brilliant Halloween Costumes, but there's more! Just look at the variety of ideas creative people come up with for the one occasion we can be anything we want. 1. Sputnik

Brain Game: Essays

It's Tuesday Test Time once again at the Brain Game.