This Guy Holds More than 100 Guinness World Records

Stacy Conradt

Trying to set the Guinness World Record for the fastest time to Hula Hoop 10k? You’re going to have to beat Ashrita Furman. Most jelly eaten in one minute, blindfolded with no hands?

The Late Movies: The Sagan Series

Chris Higgins

Reid Gower has been assembling videos featuring Carl Sagan, primarily using Sagan's narration from Pale Blue Dot and assorted documentary footage.

Is Superman a Democrat? On Politics and Superheroes

Haley Sweetland Edwards

Is Superman a Democrat? Is Batman a Republican? And more to the point, what’s up with spandex-clad superheroes dabbling in real-life politics? The short answer is it’s nothing new.

Pictures of People With Everything They Own

Jill Harness

We always hear about how materialistic Americans are, but how do we compare on a global scale—say, in contrast to a family from Kuwait or China or Mali?

The Troops Need More Coke

Chris Higgins

In this fun letter of note, the 55th Infantry Exchange at Camp MacArthur in Waco, Texas informs the Coca Cola [sic] Bottling Works about a desperate problem: the troops need more Coke.

Smart Aleck

David K. Israel

When I tell people some of the hilarious things my son Jack has done or said over his barely-four years, they often think I'm making it up. Truth is, you just can't make this stuff up.

Why Do We Call the President's Wife “First Lady”?

Stacy Conradt

We may have Zachary Taylor to thank for coining the term, but it’s a journalist who popularized it nearly 30 years later. As I’m sure many of you know, Dolley Madison was one of the most beloved fi

Brain Game: Short Spell #2

I offered our first Short Spell puzzle two weeks ago, so here's a second go-round for today's Wednesday Wordplay challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Megavirus

Miss Cellania

The Mars Rover Opportunity has been exploring the red planet for seven years now.

The Ancient Websites of 8 Republican Presidential Candidates

Matthew Hickman

The race for the 2012 Republican nomination is in full swing.

Skin Cell Regeneration from a Bioreactor

Chris Higgins

Here's a clip from National Geographic Explorer, showing Dr.

Your Top 10 SNL Cast Members

Colin Patrick

I would like… to feed your fingertips… to the wolverines. With a simple English language lesson, Saturday Night Live proclaimed its arrival to the world on this day 36 years ago. Because I am su

10 Brilliant Halloween Costumes

Miss Cellania

Modern technology makes dressing up for Halloween (or any costume occasion) more fun than ever!

How Poisonous Is Lily of the Valley?

Matt Soniak

We don't want to spoil anything from this season of Breaking Bad for those who haven't seen it.

8 Posters for the Nerd in All of Us

David K. Israel

Illustrator Nicole Martinez could be the _floss, er, poster child.