__________-of-the-Month Clubs: 16 Offbeat Subscription Services

Jill Harness

If you forgot about someone this holiday season and you're scrambling for a belated present, there are always gift-of-the-month clubs.

Dietribes: Walnuts

Allison Keene

• Walnuts may have originated in Persia, but they were used and discussed at length by the Greeks and Romans (particularly by Pliny the Elder).

The Man Who Conlanged "Dothraki" for HBO's "Game of Thrones"

Chris Higgins

David J. Peterson is one of many conlangers: people who invent languages.

YouTube Slam!

David K. Israel

No Christmas vacations at the Google HQ this year, it seems. They've just released a major product called Slam, which pits two random videos against each other.

The Random People Running Sweden's Twitter Account

Jill Harness

Most democratic governments claim to be representatives of their citizens, but few would be so bold as to let a random citizen speak out on behalf of the government.

2011 in Sports: Bud Shaw's Weird Year in Review

Bud Shaw

© Louis Lopez/NewSport/Corbis Denver quarterback Tim Tebow's pastor reportedly said the reason for the Broncos' success in 2011 wasn't luck or teamwork.

Brain Game: A New Expression

Here's a word ladder puzzle for today's Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Dinosaur Romance

Miss Cellania

2012 Economic Outlook: Why Things Are Better Than We Think.

If the GOP Candidates Were Superheroes

David K. Israel

In the above video, Darren Garnick's son Ari asks the GOP presidential candidates which Superhero they'd be if they could pick! The answers are real and very interesting.

14 Gorgeous Kelv-Helmz Cloud Formations

David K. Israel

Kelv-Helmz is short for the Kelvin–Helmholtz instability (after Lord Kelvin and Hermann von Helmholtz). These tremendous cloud formations are the result of shearing winds up at the cloud level.

Brain Game: That's a Lot of Popcorn

See if you can correctly answer today's Brain Game Tuesday Test Time challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Gymnastic Football

Miss Cellania

2011 In Pop Music, According To DJ Earworm. His annual mashup of pop hits is this year titled “World Go Boom.” * 2011's Top UFO Sightings And Paranormal News.

Wrapper's Delight: The Legendary Collaboration of Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Leah Welborn

© Bettmann/CORBIS On November 18, 2009, one of the most important artistic partnerships of the century ended when Jeanne-Claude, of Christo and Jeanne-Claude, passed away.

Mutated Cat Rescues Animal Shelter

Jill Harness

Daniel is quite an extraordinary kitty.

Brain Game: Math Square #103

Please enjoy today's Brain Game, entry #103 in the Monday Math Square series.