Illoom Balloons

Miss Cellania

I remember seeing videos of sky lanterns released during the Taiwan Lantern Festival and thinking how beautiful, how amazing, how dangerous!

Brain Game: Math Square #9

The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9. Each digit should appear only once in this main grid. Two of these numbers are already provided for you.

Strange Geographies: Almost the Outback

Ransom Riggs

Last spring, a friend and I took a trip to Australia and Vanuatu.

Morning Cup of Links: Bikinis to Burkas

Miss Cellania

What if William Shakespeare wrote The Big Lebowski? It would be just as funny, just a little more highbrow.

The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

Happy New Year! And let's ring it in with some always spectacular photos from's "Welcoming in 2010" (via

This Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing all week, here's what you

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

The Quick 10: 10 Unexpected Elvis Covers

Stacy Conradt

It's Elvis' 75th birthday! I'm sure he's out there celebrating somewhere with a Fool's Gold sandwich.

Democracy on the High Seas: How Pirates Rocked the Vote

the mag

by Alisson Clark Sure, they did their fair share of burning and looting. But who knew pirates were ahead of our Founding Fathers when it came to good

Photo Realistic Works of Art

Jill Harness

In a world where digital cameras can be cheaper than a fancy dinner, a lot of people take realistic art for granted.

The Largest Record Collection in the World, Still for Sale

Chris Higgins

In December, I came across The Last Living American Veteran of WWI, an interview with Frank Buckles, the eponymous veteran.

8 Quick Facts About the $100 Bill

Greg Sabin

1. The $100 is the highest value bill in circulation in the United States.

Friday Happy Hour: What's Your Ideal Birth Year?

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.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Wayne Newton

Ethan Trex

You don't earn a nickname like "Mr. Las Vegas" without leading a pretty interesting life.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Escaping Prisoner Becomes Stuck 42-year-old Roberto Carrillo didn't want to be in jail for New Years Eve.