Weekend Links: What's Your Blues Name?

Allison Keene

From our own Stacy Conradt, the sad but fascinating tale of a young boy killed in 1909 while trying to avoid birthday kisses. * This "find your Blues name" chart was passed around Facebook

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing all week, here's what you

4 Doctor Who Stories Ripped From History Books

Calli Arcale

Earlier this week, we looked at Doctor Who stories inspired by the headlines. But far more stories were ripped from the history books.

Great Moments In Kazoo History

Jill Harness

Image courtesy of shibainu's Flickr stream The kazoo is an under-appreciated instrument.

Lectures for a New Year: Fourth Week in Review

Chris Higgins

For the month of January I'm bringing you a great lecture every weekday. This week I picked my favorite RSA Animate Talks, along with their associated full lectures.

Weekend Links: The Ghost Boat Has Finally Come To Shore

Allison Keene

From my friend Dekalb, a solar storm makes for a fantastic European light show. * Ahoy mateys, thar be the ghost boat, come to shore at last!

The Late Movies: Song and Dance Cows

Miss Cellania

Cows are pretty entertaining.

Happy Birthday, Patton Oswalt!

Jill Harness

Image courtesy of Flickr user Gage Skidmore You may know him as the voice of Remy, the amazing rat chef in Ratatouille, for his stand-up routines featured on Comedy Central, or for his role as Spen

6 Extremely Rare National Animals

Maggie Ryan Sandford

You’d think the distinction of National Animal would bring with it some sort of benefit – protection from extinction, for instance. Not so.

What's Your All-Time Favorite Amazing Fact?

Jason English

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.

John Tyler's Grandson Discusses Still Being Alive

Jason English

Kudos to New York Magazine's Dan Amira, who tracked down one of President John Tyler's grandsons (not great-great-great-grandsons) to discuss the fact that he's still living.

Why Do Drive-Up ATMs Have Braille on the Buttons?

Matt Soniak

This question was submitted by reader Lindsey. It also may have been part of a Starburst advertising campaign in the

10 Other Organizations "Without Borders"

Haley Sweetland Edwards

Most of us have heard of the international NGOs Doctors Without Borders and Engineers Without Borders, and you might know about Reporters Without Borders. But what about Monks Without Borders?

11 Cabinet Cards Reimagined

David K. Israel

Artist Alex Gross rejiggers and reconfigures cabinet cards from the late 19th and early 20th century, altering them to portray a contemporary comic book Super Hero.

Lectures for a New Year: What Motivates Us, Aside from Money

Chris Higgins

In this RSA Animate video, author and former Al Gore speechwriter Dan Pink discusses a series of studies about what motivates people -- and more practically, what motivates workers.