What's Your Hometown's Claim to Fame?

Jason English

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.

Recyle Your Phones to Help Haiti

Jill Harness

Want to help the Red Cross' Haiti earthquake fund, but can't afford to donate money? Then consider donating your used or broken old cell phones to Phones for Haiti.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Fake Cop Arrested by Fake Prostitute A police detective in Detroit was posing as a prostitute in a sting operation Wednesday.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Margaret Thatcher

Ethan Trex

Margaret Thatcher was the tough-talking Conservative face of British politics throughout the 1980s.

Brain Game: Are You Ready?

This weekend's NFL games will decide who plays in the upcoming Super Bowl. As a hint, the answer to today's Brain Game is NOT one of the teams involved in the upcoming games.

Morning Cup of Links: Sloths

Miss Cellania

Fun Facts About Sloths.

The Quick 10: 10 Non-Athlete Sports Injuries

Stacy Conradt

It's not uncommon for sports stars to get hurt in the line of duty, obviously (Colt McCoy, anyone?).

8 Amazing Octopus Videos

Chris Higgins

Hiding Under Coconut Shells Scientists caught these octopuses near Indonesia using coconut shells similar to how herbit crabs use shells -- as a place to hide. Octopus Opening Jar to Get Foo

7 Historical Bans on Smoking

Ethan Trex

More and more cities and states around the country are banning smoking in public places, much to the chagrin of smokers. Is this sort of strong, successful anti-smoking movement a new development?

10 Venn and Not-quite-Venn Diagrams

Miss Cellania

Venn diagrams are used for more than just useful stuff like science and demographics.

The Secret Life of Everyday Things

Jill Harness

If you've ever considered whether the items in your fridge have parties after you close the door on them, then you'll love Terry Border's book Bent Objects: The Secret Life of Everyday

Brain Game: Play With Your Food

Not including sharps and flats, there are seven key musical pitches or notes: A, B, C, D, E, F, and G.

Happy 102nd Anniversary, Sexist NYC Smoking Ban!

Ransom Riggs

Known as the Sullivan Ordinance, it was passed January 21, 1908 -- and it applied only to women -- and it lasted only two weeks, whereupon the mayor vetoed it.

Morning Cup of Links: Seafaring Lemurs

Miss Cellania

Happy Weird Year: The 10 Strangest and Most Bizarre Calendars of 2010.

The Late Movies: The Hitchcock Interview, 1973

Chris Higgins

"I'd like not to talk to you this morning about movies, but rather about ideas. I may not be successful at that, but, I'm going to attempt it.