Will This Be on the (Drug) Test? On Poppy Seeds and False Positives

Matt Soniak

The other day, I caught a few minutes of the Seinfeld episode where Elaine Benes fails a drug test at work thanks to her fondness for the poppy seed muffins at Monk’s coffee shop.

Surprising Facts About China

Jill Harness

Did you know that China sells 54% of all bootlegged intellectual property items like DVDs and CDs?

Brain Game: Five-by-Five #9

Unscramble the ten words in the list and place them into the 5 × 5 grid so that they link together. One letter is already provided to get you started.

Morning Cup of Links: Trapped Antimatter

Miss Cellania

"Was the Kingdom of David and Solomon a glorious empire—or just a little cow town?

At the Libraries: Barcode Books

Miss Kathleen

Every Wednesday, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there's something fun going on in your local library, leave us a

The Late Movies: STOP IT

Chris Higgins

Stop It is a parody of the the A&E show Intervention. The show was created by Mike Rose for Channel 101, and ten short episodes were created before it was cancelled.

The Origins of 8 Classic Board Games

Keith Law

Continuing our look at the history of board games, here are the histories of some more modern classic games, from backgammon to Scrabble to Hex. 1.

The Quick 10: 10 Surprisingly Interesting Facts About your Computer Mouse

Stacy Conradt

With the rate touch screen technology is advancing, it probably won’t be long before using a keyboard and mouse is the computer equivalent of keeping an 8-track player in your car.

From Old Trash to Massive Cash

Colin Patrick

Here is yet another amazing tale to give hope to anyone who watches Antiques Roadshow and dreams that a seemingly worthless item might be a priceless relic.

No, THIS is How Michael Caine Speaks

Chris Higgins

In today's bit of absurd comedy awesomeness, comedians Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan present dueling Michael Caine impersonations.

Dietribes: Ready to Chowder Down?

Allison Keene

• According to the Oxford English Dictionary: Chowder comes from the French, chaudiere, meaning pot.

HTML5 and the future of the Web

David K. Israel

There's been a lot of talk lately about the future of the Web.

Beautiful Decay: A Castle in Spain

Ransom Riggs

Last month I wrote about Abandoned Psych Wards Photographers Love Sneaking Into, and mentioned that my buddy Martino is one of my favorite urban explorer photographers.

Modern Uses for Morse Code

Jill Harness

Have you ever wondered what place Morse Code has in our modern society? While this means of communication is largely ignored these days, it still survives in some of the strangest ways.

Why Chicago Should Be Called Phoenix

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