Presidential retreat Camp David is named after Dwight Eisenhower’s grandson.
Last week, we took a look at the winding stretch of road between Detroit and Cincinnati and a few of the fantastic diversions along the way—everything from a haunted insane asylum to a great
You may know him as the author of such masterpieces as Lolita, Pale Fire, and Pnin, but how well do you know Vladimir Nabokov?
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. It's casual.
It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt,
with an all-new set of puzzles, prizes, and collaborators!
In addition to the usual $100 and $50 gift certificates to our store for the first place winner and
Dutch Moon Rock is Fake
A former prime minister of the Netherlands received an Apollo 11 moon rock as a gift from U.S. ambassador J. William Middendorf in 1969.
It's Friday, so let's finish the week with the conclusion of yesterday's Brain Game.
A love story of Olympic proportions. 25 years later, Al Joyner sees Flo Jo every day, in their daughter. (via Metafilter)
Why our sun makes a figure eight in the sky every year.
While the debate rages on over the appropriate number of planets in our solar system (Revolve in Peace, Pluto), at least we are certain that there are seven continents on Earth, barring of course a re
It's the same old story—guy gets shot into space, is forced to watch bad movies, and builds some robots to keep him company.
If you follow these things, and maybe even if you don't, you know that the Miss Universe pageant was last weekend. Miss Venezuela took the crown for the second year in the row.
Cabinet of Wonders is a blog that my Google Reader recommended to me earlier this year, and I'm grateful.
News outlets reported this week that legendary broadcaster Walter Cronkite never amended his will to include Joanna Simon, who had been his girlfriend for the last four years of his life.
Tim Ferriss is a New York Times best-selling author, widely known for his book The Four-Hour Work Week.
One of our favorite things in the latest issue of mental_floss is Chris Higgins' wonderful MacGyver Fact Check.