What Do Chickens Have to Do With Chicken Pox?

Matt Soniak

Chickens image via ShutterstockThe birds themselves? Not a whole lot. Chickens don’t even get infected by the virus — varicella zoster, a member of the herpes family — that causes the rash.

Making Your Own Disneyland Parade

Chris Higgins

Alex George is a bit of a tinkerer.

The Ultimate Gift: Saving Mom's Life

Miss Cellania

There is a select group of people who have achieved lifetime Mother's Day credits by saving Mom's life.

Crazy Talk: A Jealous Congressman and America's First Insanity Defense

Matt Soniak

Image credit: National Archives On a Sunday afternoon in Washington, D.C., in 1859, Philip Barton Key, son of the man who wrote “The Star Spangled Banner,” stood in the park and waved his handkerch

Brain Game: Rollin', Rollin', Rollin'

Can you win Brain Game Think Thursday challenge? It's a gamble! In the betting game known as craps, the player starts by rolling two dice and combining their values.

Morning Cup of Links: Far Out Outhouses

Miss Cellania

Hoarding at a certain point becomes a health risk and fodder for reality TV.

Way More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About Animaniacs

Rob Lammle

When I started researching the history of Animaniacs, I contacted creator Tom Ruegger to see if he could fill in some gaps. I expected a few sentences in response to my questions, but Mr.

The Late Movies: Happy Birthday, Billy Joel!

Chris Higgins

Today the Piano Man turns 63. To celebrate, here are ten of his greatest hits (my favorites), arranged in chronological order.

The Missing Links: On Testicles and Valor

Colin Patrick

The Linguistic Association Between Testicles and Valor Juliet Lapidos explains the connection between ballsy and courageous. * The Olympics Require Extreme, Rigorous, State-of-the-Art Performan

World War I Centennial: Recalling the Messenger

Erik Sass

Installment #16: On May 9, 1912, the mounting tensions between Britain and Germany claimed a high-profile victim, if only in the professional sense, with the resignation of Count Paul Wolff-Metternich

Rory Sutherland on Perceived Value

Chris Higgins

Rory Sutherland is one of my favorite TED Talkers (ahem, "Speakers").

8 Scary Tale Castles

Miss Cellania

When I posted 7 Fairy Tale Castles, there were quite a few castles that didn't make the cut.

Brain Game: From a Jack to a King

Today's Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge is a Word Ladder puzzle named after an old Ned Miller song.

Morning Cup of Links: LOL, LMFAO

Miss Cellania

Pop culture fads evolve and change, until you forget where they started.

19 Amazing Facts About Stuff We Saw at Toys R Us

Jason English

Over on Instagram, we've been taking pictures of things and offering up slightly amusing facts about them. So far we've toured a grocery store and public library. Next up: Toys R