World War I Centennial: Mission Implausible

Erik Sass

Installment #14: In the years leading up to the First World War, the European Great Powers competed in a number of ways, ranging from colonies to armaments to trade and finance.

The Time Groucho Marx Did the Charleston on Hitler's Grave

Stacy Conradt

© Bettmann/CORBIS Groucho Marx is unmatched in wit and humor. But one of his most poignant moments wasn’t remotely funny, nor was it caught on camera like so many of his one-liners and zingers.

Movie Trivia for Universal's 100th Anniversary

Jason English

The Universal Film Manufacturing Company was officially incorporated in New York on this date in 1912.

Watch, Live, as Almost Nothing Happens

Chris Higgins

From Wikimedia Commons: Picture of the Pitch Drop Experiment from University of Queensland featuring the current (2007) custodian, John Mainstone (picture taken in 1990), two years into the life of th

Time is Money

David K. Israel

(This post was originally published on September 20th, 2011.

Brain Game: Math Square #120

Today's Brain Games challenge is a brand-new Monday Math Square.

Morning Cup of Links: The Onion Challenge

Brian Abrams

William Vandivert—Time & Life Pictures/ Today is featuring previously unpublished photos of Hitler's Bunker and the ruins of Berlin. * Anchorman director Adam McKay wants to rem

Stunning Images of Birds' Nests

Jill Harness

San Francisco photographer Sharon Beals is here to remind us just how beautiful birds' homes can be.

19 Fun Facts About Children’s Books Spotted at the Library

Jason English

This past week I spent some quality time in the children's section of the Wayne Public Library.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

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

Weekend Links: Immigration Papers from the Moon

Allison Keene

io9 posted this great creepy article about an incredibly dangerous water slide that combines an astounding amount of phobias.

The L.A. Riots Erupted 20 Years Ago Today

Erik Sass

The Los Angeles Riots began on April 29, 1992, after officers in the Rodney King case were acquitted of almost all charges.

Can a Foil Hat Keep People (or Aliens) From Reading Your Thoughts?

Matt Soniak

Let’s say that the conspiracy theorists are right...

Weekend Links: The Dark Side of Facebook Memes

Allison Keene

From @b_wildered on Twitter (follow him for all kinds of bizarre and often hilarious things, although this one is quite haunting and beautiful): all the Earth’s traffic — road, air, and ship - are fea

7 Downsides to Being Left-Handed

Kathy Benjamin

The world has been out to get lefties for thousands of years.