Two Contests


Two Contests


Welcome Our New Towel-Folding Robot Overlords

Chris Higgins

UC Berkeley Ph.D. student Jeremy Maitin-Shepard has developed a robot capable of folding towels. Watch in the video below as the robot inspects, folds, and stacks the towels.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Jacques Cousteau

Ethan Trex

French naval officer, explorer, and filmmaker Jacques-Yves Cousteau helped millions of people learn about what goes on under the ocean's surface.

Sibling Rivalry: How'd You Torment Your Brothers & Sisters?

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. presents: HDYK? - {day 4}

David K. Israel

It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt! Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are happy to bring you the next How Did You Know? sponsored by the extraordinary video sharing site

What's in a Nickname? The Origins of All 30 MLB Team Names

Scott Allen

With the Major League Baseball season getting underway, here's the breakdown of how the league's 30 teams got their names.

Videos from Space for $700

Ransom Riggs

For around $700 worth of materials, an English IT manager named Robert Harrison was able to capture photos and video from space that would've cost NASA millions to achieve.

Remembering Susan Tifft

Will Pearson

Have you ever had someone make a major impact on your life without fully realizing it? Mangesh and I were saddened to hear about the death of one such person, Ms. Susan Tifft.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Drunk Man Found Sleeping in Plane Engine At the the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, an engineering team was preparing an Indian Airlines Airbus A-320 for takeoff when one of the crew sp

Brain Game: The Big Round-Up

This Brain Game is (in my opinion) more difficult than most. Consider it a Friday challenge!

Morning Cup of Links: Muppet Easter Monster

Miss Cellania

What Quirk of the Brain Turns People Into Compulsive Hoarders?

The Late Movies: TV Theme Song Covers

Mark Arminio

Tonight for the Late Movies we have a handful of covers...but not just any songs: TV Themes. Some are silly, some are fun, and some are a bit haunting in their beauty and nostalgia.

The Quick 10: 10 Seeds About Apple Inc.

Stacy Conradt

Happy Birthday to Apple! It's no joke -- Steves Wozniak and Jobs formed Apple Computer on April Fools' Day, 1976.

The Spaghetti Harvest

Chris Higgins

On April 1, 1957, BBC television viewers were treated to a short documentary about the spaghetti harvest in Ticino, Switzerland.

How To Get Yourself on a Postage Stamp

Ethan Trex

If you're like me, you probably take postage stamps for granted. I'll slap one on an outgoing bill or letter, but I don't usually give them much thought.

Last Month's Most Popular Quizzes

Jason English

1. The Wonderlic Quiz by Jason English * 2. Where Is That Tournament-Bound School? by Jason English * 3. The Advertising Slogans Quiz by Jill