Slow Day

Jason English

We've been making some updates to the site and store, and they're taking a bit longer than we'd hoped.

How Do Hurricanes Get Their Names?

Matt Soniak

Since Europeans first came to the Americas and the Caribbean, hurricanes have been named using a variety of systems. First they were named after Catholic saints.

Weekend Links: The Hand Symphony

Allison Keene

Just because something is delicious doesn't always means it can translate well into ice cream form.

Emmy Trivia Contest

Jason English

The very first Emmy was awarded in 1949 to Shirley Dinsdale, a ventriloquist. That year, she was the Most Outstanding Television Personality.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

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

Weekend Links: Power Ballad Love Fail

Allison Keene

I have to say I think ignorance was bliss before I saw these Scanning Electron Microscope pictures of insects and spiders. I'm not sure I ever needed to get that up close and personal!

Sale Reminder: All Our Shirts Are $14.90!

Jason English

In honor of the two new shirts added to our store this week — "Rubber Ducky: A Friend When You're in Hot Water" and "Spork: The Other White Utensil" — we&#

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

Myers, Briggs, and the World's Most Popular Personality Test

the mag

By Avery Hurt From corporate offices to Internet dating sites, Americans lean on personality tests to make their toughest decisions. But do the results really mean

The Late Movies: Animals on Treadmills

Miss Cellania

People aren't the only ones using treadmills to keep in shape. Horse Slow motion captures a race horse's strength and grace. * Dog It doesn't take him long to catch

How Did You Know? "“ Day 4 Level 3/Bonus Round

David K. Israel

YES! You can play this challenge/contest without knowing a thing about the weekly hunt! It's sort of a one-off - a stand-alone if you will.

Scientists Explain Beer Goggles

Meghan Holohan

Late night at a bar, you glance across the room and see a man resembling Don Draper. The next day you realize he looks more like Quasimodo than the dapper ad man.

An SNL Set is Built in Seconds

Chris Higgins

In this 80-second video, you'll see stagehands hastily assembling a set for Saturday Night Live.

The Quick 10: People Who Got Their Starts on Pee-Wee's Playhouse

Stacy Conradt

Of course all actors and actresses had to start somewhere, but a rather astounding number of Hollywood players seem to have chosen a certain Paul Reubens cult television show for their debut.

Contest: Courses You Wish Your College Offered

Jason English

One of our most popular stories of 2007 was Stacy Conradt's 12 College Classes We Wish Our Schools Had Offered.