Blog of Glory


Blog of Glory


Gurning, the 800-Year-Old Face-Making Competition

Ransom Riggs

It all started at a crab-apple fair in rural England way back in 1269.

Morning Cup of Links: Presidential Reunion

Miss Cellania

Our moods affect our thinking abilities in several ways. The research may explain why our greatest artists are often unhappy people. * Urinals with a View.

The Late Movies: 10 Awful TV Credits Sequences

Chris Higgins

I came across the "Super Mario Brothers Super Show" closing credits sequence (the first video below), and just had to post it.

The Quick 10: Where 10 Oscar Winners Keep the Little Guy

Stacy Conradt

Don't you wonder what in the heck you would do with an Oscar if you won it? Does it go in a trophy case? Do you just casually display it as a bookend? Keep it in your office?

Swingers: The Life of the Research Fruit Fly

Meghan Holohan

Fruit flies must get excited when they're selected for research roles. The life of a research fruit fly mimics that of a college student.

TED Talk: "We think of our future as anticipated memories"

Chris Higgins

How do we measure happiness? What does it mean to be happy? How do we remember happiness?

How Did You Know Katie Otim and Sheldon Hewlett ?

David K. Israel

We had a record number of players this month, and a record number of 100% correct submissions on Day 5! Vvvvery well done, gamers. We hope you enjoyed our V-themed hunt this month.

February's Most Popular Quizzes

Jason English

1. Are They Canadian? by Jason English * 2. Ashton Kutcher Tweet or Confucius Saying? by Jason Plautz * 3. City Nicknames by Jason

In Space, Can Anyone Hear You Scream?

Matt Soniak

"In Space, No One Can Hear You Scream." That was the tagline for the movie Alien, Ridley Scott's 1979 sci-fi/horror masterpiece.

So a Lion, a Tiger and a Bear Walk Into a Bar...

Jill Harness

What do you do when a raid of a drug dealer's house turns up a lion, a tiger and a bear cub that are each only two months old?

Brain Game: Poem Wot I Writ Myself

Today's Brain Game is a "Poem Wot I Writ Myself," an old member of the mix that we haven't offered in quite some time. Each line of this seven-line poem is a clue to a different

Last Chance! Our Buy-2-Get-1-Free T-Shirt Sale Ends at Midnight

Jason English

One day, you might find yourself working alongside Father Mulcahy from M*A*S*H. He may agree to take a photo with you.

Morning Cup of Links: Moon Ice

Miss Cellania

NASA has discovered what may be a trillion pounds of ice on the moon. Deposited in craters near the moon's north pole, it could be a substantial source of water. * Ten Ways to Win an Oscar.

The Late Movies: People Who've Been Pied

Erica Palan

Whether being done out of charity, to enhance a slapstick comedy routine or to promote a particular political ideology, seeing someone get slammed in the face with a pie is pretty darn hilarious.

The Quick 10: 10 Grown Up Facts About Dr. Seuss

Stacy Conradt

If Dr. Seuss were still alive today, we could read his own Happy Birthday to You! book to him - he would be 106 years old today.