THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Dairy Princess is Lactose-intolerant Laurel Gordon holds the title of Grays Harbor County's Dairy Ambassador and is competing for the post of Washington State Dairy Ambassador for the coming yea

Fun with Frustration: Unsolvable Mazes for Kids

Ransom Riggs

I love this cover for a fictional (as in does-not-exist fictional) book from comic artist Lucas Adams. Sort of an existential nihilist kids' book -- my favorite

Brain Game: For Roy

Just because you disagree with a war doesn't lessen the sacrifice made by the families of those who gave their lives during that war in service of their country.

Morning Cup of Links: Talking Dog, Thieving Lion

Miss Cellania

According to a new book, Nazi scientists tried to train dogs to speak, read, and write at the School for Dog-Human Communication.

The Late Movies: Guess the Theme Thursday!

Mark Arminio

It's late on Thursday, but not too late for everyone's* favorite game: Guess the Theme! All the music clips below have something in common.

How Did You Know? – Day 3 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.

A Guide to Communist Mummies

Jason English

You've probably seen pictures of Lenin's embalmed body, which has been on display in Red Square since his death in 1924 (except for a brief Weekend at Bernie's-esque trip to Siberia for

neatorama presents: HDYK? – {day 3}

David K. Israel

N.B. - Because of the holiday weekend, the final puzzle will go up on Tuesday, not

Carl Sagan on the Drake Equation

Chris Higgins

Professor Frank Drake proposed an equation that could be used to estimate the number of detectable extraterrestrial civilizations in the Milky Way galaxy.

Building a Urinal and Other Ways to Repurpose Old Video Game Cartridges

Colin Patrick

A lot of us have old video games lying around somewhere. Maybe some old Nintendo games in the attic. Boxes of Sega Genesis cartridges cluttering up the basement.

11 Fictional Family Trees

Miss Cellania

They say you can't tell the players without a program! When a story is an "epic saga" or a long-running series, some kind of guide will help immensely.

Brain Game: Sink or Swim

Last week's Think Thursday "reinterpret-the-photo" challenge received a nice response, so here's a new one for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game.

Andrew Huang's Incredible Short Films

Ransom Riggs

My friend Andy was one of the most brilliant visual thinkers I knew in film school, and since graduation a few years ago he's been doing us all proud by making incredible short films and music vi

Morning Cup of Links: Atomic 'Toons

Miss Cellania

Tatiana and Krista Hogan 4-year-old craniopagus conjoined twins. The connection between their brains may allow them to feel each other's sensations, and possibly read each other's thoughts!

Not-So-Famous Firsts: Food Packaging Edition

Kara Kovalchik

Have you ever wondered why Chinese carry-out is packaged in those wire-handled boxes? Or who came up with the idea of squeezing a dollop of ketchup into a foil packet?

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