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Brain Game: Smashing!

By changing one letter at a time to form new words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert the word GLASS into the word BRICK in seven (or fewer) steps.

Morning Cup of Links: Palindromic Owls

Miss Cellania

A Fabulous Journey Through The Known Universe. You're welcome. * A former police officer sees myriad flaws in TSA airport screening procedures.

The Late Movies: Into The Air

Mark Arminio

Today marks the 109th 106th anniversary of Orville and Wilbur Wright's historic flight at Kitty Hawk.

The Quick 10: Happy Anniversary, Simpsons!

Stacy Conradt

If Sitcom Time progressed like real time, Bart Simpson would be 30 today.

A Writer Grows in Brooklyn "“ part 2

David K. Israel

Yesterday, you were shocked to learn how many amazing writers once called Brooklyn 'home.' (You were shocked, weren't you?) Today, we'll take a closer look at some of those writers

10 Years and 1 Day - A Decade in Polaroids

Chris Higgins

Artist Marc Tasman spent 10 years and 1 day taking a daily Polaroid, typically of himself, and has compiled the resulting pictures into a video (below).

Sneak Peek #6: Stephen Hawking's Drive-bys

Mangesh Hattikudur

Our Jan/Feb issue hits newsstands tomorrow (ish), so we're giving you another reason to go out and pick up a copy!

11 Laws Named After People

Ethan Trex

Whether it's by writing the law yourself or by falling victim to tragic circumstances that result in a law being created to save others from your fate, it takes a lot for a person to get their na

Update: The North Face v. The South Butt

Rob Lammle

Many of you commented last week on our story about David & Goliath trademark disputes, so I thought it might be a good idea to update you on the status of one of those stories: The North Face v.

Where Candy Canes Come From

Miss Cellania

One year when I was very young, my mother took me to see Santa Claus at Miller's department store in Knoxville. They had a candy cane factory set up in the middle of the sales floor!

Diebtribes: The Pineapple Express

Allison Keene

"¢Â Though often considered (or assumed) a Hawaiian food, the pineapple originally hails from Brazil.

How to Ruin Christmas in 29 Easy Steps

Ransom Riggs

I'm as big a fan of Christmas as the next person, but I'm wary of celebrating too much. I like a little eggnog, a few presents, a carol or two.

Brain Game: Buddy Buddy

I watched one of my favorite goofy-fun "buddy" movies on TV recently, and after grabbing pen and paper and playing around with its title, I discovered an anagram that could feasibly have bee

Morning Cup of Links: Name That Exoplanet

Miss Cellania

Of the hundreds of exoplanets we know of, the one that most resembles earth is called GJ 1214b.

The Late Movies: Bloopers A-Plenty

Chris Higgins

Everybody loves a goof-up on TV or in a movie.

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