neatorama presents: HDYK? – {day 2}

David K. Israel

It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt! Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are happy to bring you the next How Did You Know?

How Does an Etch A Sketch Work?

Matt Soniak

In 1955, a French electrician named André Cassagnes got an idea for a new toy after seeing how an electrostatic charge could hold aluminum powder to glass.

Morning Cup of Links: Iotacons

Miss Cellania

Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hours. In an attempt to learn what went wrong, it becomes hard to find anything that went right. (via Metafilter) * 6 Animals Humanity Accidentally Made Way Scarier.

The Last Time the NFL Played on Tuesday...

Scott Allen

Citing public safety concerns related to the forecasted winter storm that ultimately dumped more than a foot of snow on much of the Philadelphia area, the National Football League postponed Sunday nig

How Did You Know? – Day 1 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.

neatorama presents: HDYK? – {day 1}

David K. Israel

It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt! We're going Monday-Thursday this week because of the holiday week as co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I bring you the next How Did You Know?

The Christmas Truce

Chris Higgins

During World War I (then simply "The Great War"), trench warfare led to brutal attacks, slow battles of attrition, and horrors such as poison gas and barbed wire.

Morning Cup of Links: Our Crowded Planet

Miss Cellania

Sometime in 2011, there will be seven billion people on this planet.

Too Many Christmas Leftovers? Smear Them on Your Face

Jill Harness

Holidays that involve feasts, particularly Thanksgiving and Christmas, also tend to involve massive amounts of leftovers.

The Late Movies: Christmas Day Music

Miss Cellania

On Christmas day, while you have the family gathered round sharing cookies, candy, and memories, you can accompany the company with these classic Christmas songs.

The Quick 10 - Suck on This: 10 Tidbits About Candy Canes

Stacy Conradt

I’m a sucker for just about anything peppermint.

25 Facts About Famous Christmas Movies

Stacy Conradt

Enjoy these elf-sized facts about some of the movies you'll catch on TV every holiday season.

9 Facts About the Greatest Christmas Movie Ever

Cole Gamble

Holiday spirit hitting bottom? Can’t feel warmth in the cockles of your heart?

Stupid Golf Tricks: Clay Pigeon Shooting

Ransom Riggs

For me growing up, the holidays were all about sitting around and wondering when food was happening while my older male relatives watched sports on TV.

Pigs Feet and Lady’s Thighs: Christmas Foods from Around the World

Alisson Clark

From goat cookies to fried eel, traditional Christmastime foods from around the world might raise some eyebrows at your holiday feast.