John Hodgman: The Deranged Millionaire

Chris Higgins

I've been working my way through John Hodgman's final book of complete world knowledge, That Is All, for a few weeks now.

Pulled From the Rubble: 4 Amazing Stories of Survival

Kara Kovalchik

A Turkish rescuer searches for earthquake survivors in Van province of Turkey.

Halloween or Williamsburg?

Jason English

If our grand plan for a Split Decision game show ever comes together, I'm ready to give the people behind Tumblr blog "Halloween or Williamsburg?" their own

How Different Internet Platforms Collaborate Using APIs

David K. Israel

Ever wonder how it is that you can share photos from Flickr to sites like Facebook? Ever wonder how a Google map can pinpoint your geo coordinates in Yelp?

Historic Vampires

Miss Cellania

While researching the tale of Mercy Brown for the Cemetery Stories post, I read that she was the only accused vampire ever exhumed in the United States.

Brain Game: Totally

Here's a quick-and-dirty Brain Game Think Thursday challenge. Enjoy! What's the final number in this sequence? 8795, 29, 11, ? Here is the SOLUTION.

Morning Cup of Links: Scary Movies

Miss Cellania

Why Our Brains Love Horror Movies. The more you know, the more pleasure you can squeeze out of this weekend's offerings. * Here are some behind the scenes photos from a 1947 live horror show.

The Late Movies: Khan Academy

Chris Higgins

Khan Academy provides free instructional videos (among many other things) for K-12 kids to learn about a variety of topics (the site currently boasts a library of over 2,600 videos!).

Who is Sadie Hawkins and Why Does She Have Her Own Dance?

Stacy Conradt

Every October, we indulge in a month-long horrorfest at our house.

I Am Unreasonably Excited About This Thermostat

Chris Higgins

I consider myself a computer geek -- I'm comfortable with that. But today I'm having a new feeling: apparently I'm a thermostat geek.

A Yodel Worth Millions

Stacy Conradt

The name Wylie Gustafson might not ring any bells for you, but trust me, you know him. Back in the mid ‘90s, Gustafson was just your average, everyday yodeler making a living in Los Angeles.

20 Cool Console Case Mods

David K. Israel

Modifications to your standard computer chassis, or console cases as they're called in the video game industry, has been elevated to an artform. But don't take my word for it.

The Strangest Soccer Match Ever Played

Dan Lewis

Dan Lewis runs the popular daily newsletter Now I Know (“Learn Something New Every Day, By Email”).

Brain Game: Short Spell #3

Here's a new Short Spell challenge for Wednesday Wordplay here at the Brain Game. Good luck! ONE of the five words in the following list is misspelled.

Morning Cup of Links: Vampires & Zombies

Miss Cellania

Twelve years after the fact, two families found out that their babies were switched at birth. This turns out to happen relatively often in Russia. * The Lost Masterpiece.