Brain Game: Five-by-Five #10

Unscramble the ten words in the list and place them into the 5 × 5 grid so that they link together. One letter is already provided to get you started.

When the Comments Are More Interesting Than the Post

Ransom Riggs

Last year I did a massive, solo road-trip through the deserts of California and Nevada to take pictures for my Strange Geographies photo essay column (I know, it's been awhile since I wrote one .

Morning Cup of Links: Krampus and Qwop

Miss Cellania

The Once and Future Brain.

The Late Giveaway: Science Tape!

Jason English

If you want to distract people from the gift underneath the wrapping paper, this Science Tape from UncommonGoods is just what you need.

The Late Movies: 3-2-1 Contact!

Chris Higgins

3-2-1 Contact was an educational TV show that aired from 1980 to 1988.

The Quick 10: 10 Strange Christmas Songs

Stacy Conradt

It won’t be long before you’re totally sick of jingling bells, angels on high and drummer boys. But how about Wookiees?

At the Libraries: The 10 Best Illustrated Children's Books

Miss Kathleen

Every week, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.

11 New Uses for Old Churches

Colin Patrick

Rare Art From the Genius Behind Calvin & Hobbes

Colin Patrick

Fans of Calvin & Hobbes will delight in this all-encompassing fan site – which includes among its many treasures a collection of rare art by the strip’s brilliant creator Bill Watterson.

TONIGHT: President Obama on MythBusters

Chris Higgins

Tonight at 9pm ET/PT: The MythBusters tackle, once and for all, the "Archimedes Solar Ray" myth!

A Short History of Long-Haired Music: Amadeus, Part 3

David K. Israel

If you missed our previous installments, check out A Short History of Long-Haired Music

Rare Portraits from the Civil War

Ransom Riggs

As many of you know, I'm an old photo nerd. (By which I mean, I'm a nerd for old photos, not ...

Fuzzy Math: How College Football's Champs Were Chosen

Ethan Trex

The BCS pairings have been announced for this year’s football season, so here’s a question for you college football nuts: what NCAA school claims the most football national championships?

Brain Game: Two for Two

In  each numbered entry below, repeating the same two-letter sequence in the first two blanks and the last two blanks of the entry will form a six-letter English word. Can you figure them all out?

Morning Cup of Links: Disneyland Graveyards

Miss Cellania

The 25 Greatest Internet Memes of 2010.