In a 1917 letter to Winston Churchill, Admiral John Fisher used the phrase "O.M.G."
Soon, you’ll be able to go onlight instead of online. Li-fi is coming and it might be the death of Wi-fi.
Last week we discussed some of TV's coolest horror hosts, from Vampira to Count Gore De Vol. With all the great hosts out there, the topic demanded a sequel.
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The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9.
The Eunuch Admiral. In the 15th century, Zheng He commanded a huge fleet that put European explorers to shame.
Way back when the U.S. was deciding what the government would look like, there was some discussion about what exactly the leader of the country should be.
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From the Department of Holy Cow! "Yes, a real Viking sword over 1000 years old.
On this date in 2001, Apple rolled out the first iPod. Here's how the New York Times covered the
Whether or not you would ever dress up your own pet, it’s hard to deny that critters look cute in Halloween costumes, no matter what species they happen to be.
Fact-checking our parents.
Who said taking the train was boring? There's a new way to be whimsical on your commute: swings installed on San Francisco's BART. I really want these everywhere.
There are plenty of stories of loving, elderly couples dying within a few years or even months of one another, but an hour apart is pretty impressive.
Last week we featured Hugh Laurie on the Friday Late Movies, and many people requested a turn for Stephen Fry. Glad to accommodate!
Beaker/Bunsen's Severed Head image courtesy of reader Lisa Kuchy
We’ve already told you that your Halloween candy probably isn’t poisoned.
On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.