M&M’s stands for “Mars & Murrie’s,” the last names of the candy’s founders.
Here's a bit of nerdy awesomeness for your Friday afternoon: David Byrne (of Talking Heads) gives a TED Talk about how different rooms (performance venues) affect music.
Borneo is the world's third-largest island and its biodiversity is so amazing that Adam Tomasek, the environmentalist leader of WWF's team for Heart of Borneo region, estimates that "o
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.
You may remember friend-of-the-site Afghanistan Sam, an American expat living in Kabul whose guest-blog from a few years back about how to buy, butcher, and spit-roast a sheep for one's girlfrien
Police Chase Elephant Through Zurich
Swiss police are not accustomed to a chase scene like this. An elephant named Sabu led them on a chase through the financial district of Zurich last weekend.
Even though today's Word Ladder entries have two letters in common, the link wasn't an easy one to make (for me, anyway).
If real-life high school students did what the kids on the TV show Glee do, they could be liable for millions of dollars in fines. But the show will not address the issue at all.
When Bill France Sr. founded NASCAR in 1948, the sport's handful of sponsors were almost exclusively local businesses. Today, organizations and companies from Aaron's Inc.
The World Cup kicks off tomorrow, with the host country South Africa taking on Mexico.
Even if they're not the ones on stage belting out their tunes, songwriters can make quite bit of cash from publishing royalties.
The New York Times has an online feature that allows users to get dictionary definitions of words within feature articles.
A few people who are missing a limb, or one of the senses, or have some other physical anomaly are notable for achievements in the very area in which they were supposedly restricted.
Device: Motorized Roller Skates
Purpose: Transportation in rural areas/delivery services in cities
Manufactured by the Motorized Roller Skate Company located in Detroit, these self-pro
Wearing flowers in your hair is so passe. These days, it's all about wearing only flowers and leaves.
Here are anagrams of five proper names, which can be unscrambled to form five other proper names, all related in an obvious way.