Brain Game: Math Square #2

We offered our first Math Square last week, and the positive response led us to bring it back again for today's Brain Game.

The Sherlock Holmes Handbook: The "Real" Sherlock Holmes

Ransom Riggs

All this week I'm posting excerpts from my new book, The Sherlock Holmes Handbook, available in a cute little hardback edition from Amazon and bookstores everywhere.

Morning Cup of Links: Vampire Reunion

Miss Cellania

Perfect for Halloween, the Meat Hand is a regular meatloaf made into the shape of a hand!

The Late Movies: Full Length Animated Films

Chris Higgins

Today is International Animation Day, and YouTube is featuring some great animated films available on their site.

10 Reasons Why the Quidditch World Cup is the Best College Sporting Event

Andréa Fernandes

There are a lot of college sporting events out there—tournaments, championships, bowl games"¦ But the best intercollegiate sporting event is the Quidditch World Cup.

Bookcases as Interesting as Their Contents

Jill Harness

Books may be vessels into new worlds of excitement, but bookcases tend to be no more than utilitarian furniture designed with the sole purpose of holding our paged treasures when they aren't bein

A Brief History of Swedish Fish

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

The friendly Swedish Fish are a staple of the US candy scene, a denizen of nearly every movie theater counter and convenience store. But where did they come from? And why fish? presents: HDYK? - {day 2}

David K. Israel

It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt, with an all-new set of puzzles, prizes, and now, a major sponsor! Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are thrilled to announce that How Did You Know?

When Playgrounds Were Dangerously Fun

Jill Harness

Ridiculous, frivolous lawsuits aside, litigation does, to some extent help keep our society safer. But at what cost?

"The Botany of Desire" Documentary, TONIGHT at 8pm on PBS

Chris Higgins

Update: the entire documentary is now available online for free! A new PBS* documentary, The Botany of Desire, premieres Wednesday night (tonight!) at 8pm on PBS stations throughout the US.

Watercooler Ammo, 140 Characters at a Time

Jason English

If you like random facts and micro-blogging, do we have something for you! Over on Twitter, we're pumping out amazing facts, 140 characters at a time.

The New Issue is Out (and it's twice as shiny as before!)

Mangesh & Jason

The new issue is finally (FINALLY!) on newsstands, and we're so excited to talk about it.

The Sherlock Holmes Handbook: How to Keep Your Mind Sharp

Ransom Riggs

It's been well over a century since the first Sherlock Holmes adventure was published, and yet the master detective remains as popular as ever; witness the upcoming release of Holmes, starring Ro

Brain Game: Ceramic Dog

Wheel of Fortune was one of my favorite game shows for years; I remember watching it back in the 1970s, when Chuck Woolery was the host (and one of the regular prizes was a large ceramic dog).

Morning Cup of Links: Ossuaries and Other Creepy Places

Miss Cellania

How Do Vaccines Work and Are They Dangerous?