The sum of all the numbers on a roulette wheel is 666.
Let's kick things off with an addicting game. Test your reaction time with the Human Benchmark. My best was 220, with an avg of 274 ... I'm clearly underachieving!
All you need is a camera and some slow weekends to recreate a famous (or not really very famous) scene. Why?
Quincy Jones has certainly had an interesting career. He's done everything from conducting Frank Sinatra's band to producing films to fathering TV and movie star Rashida Jones.
I still get a little bit startled when I see people smoking in the office on Mad Men. I know it was totally normal back then, but I just can't quite wrap my head around it not being taboo.
Here's some Friday silliness for you.
This week Jason and I started a new, Monday-Thursday newsletter called Watercooler Ammo.
Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want. Very casual.
On Wednesday, we told you about the history of four civic organizations. But as we all know, there are plenty more groups doing great work.
I guess I've got gravestones on the brain this week (check out my Death at the Border blog from a few days ago), but I ran across this on a friend's flickr stream and couldn't resist po
Purple Snow in Russia
On Tuesday, residents of the Stavropol Region in Southern Russia found their landscape covered with purple-tinged snow!
It's Friday. I work here.
A tragedy is caught on video and public curiosity inevitably follows.
A Rube Goldberg machine performs a simple task in a complex fashion and there have been some amazing ones (we wrote about the life of Rube Goldberg last year).