The Late Movies: Sports Celebrations

Erica Palan

When my hometown team, the Philadelphia Phillies, won the World Series in 2008, I was at a small, crowded bar in my neighborhood. As the final out was called, the room erupted.

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

4 Bizarre Experiments That Should Never Be Repeated

the mag

This is the true story of three schizophrenics, who all believed they were Jesus Christ. It wasn’t long before they stopped being polite and started getting real crazy.

Mind-Boggling Facts from Bill Bryson's At Home

Alisson Clark

Bill Bryson's new book At Home has the subtitle "A Short History of Private Life," but it could be more accurately called "Really Interesting Stuff Nobody Knows." Stuff li

Weekend Links: Your New Favorite Animal, the Alot

Allison Keene

Heighten your enjoyment of Thanksgiving leftovers with a little science and history, like the evolution of cranberries. And lo, there's also a vintage Dietribe on cranberries as well!

Woody's Winners, Week 12

NFL WEEK TWELVE Woody posted a pleasant 12-4 record in NFL games last week, and wishes to apologize to all the Tennessee fans out there for jinxing your Titans a few weeks ago by raving about their w

Our 20% Off Sale Ends Sunday!

Mangesh & Jason

There's only one day left to take advantage of our 20% off Thanksgiving Weekend sale.

Your All-Time Favorite Boardgames

Jason English

Last week, Keith Law took us on a tour of boardgame history, from Senet in ancient Egypt through the German-style games so popular today.

6 Ways Charles Schulz Really Was Charlie Brown

Jill Harness

On what would have been his birthday, let’s celebrate the man and his creation by considering how similar Schulz was to good old Chuck.

This is My PVC Instrument

Chris Higgins

Inspired by Blue Man Group, "Snubby J" created a "PVC Instrument" and performs a medley of songs at the Del Ray South Talent Show.

Death Metal Animals

Ransom Riggs

Whether or not you're a heavy metal fan, you're aware enough of the genre, I'm sure, to know it involves liberal amounts of headbanging on the part of both fans and performers, and -- m

8 Odd Acts of the Vaudeville Era

Miss Cellania

Before movies could talk, there were endless opportunities for those who had talent to make a living performing in front of live audiences.

Our Black Friday 20% Off Sale!

Jason English

Holiday shopping without the holiday shoppers! No lines, no crowds, no taking an elbow to the ribs from some crazy person fighting you for the last marked-down item.

How Do Pop-Up Turkey Timers Work?

Matt Soniak

The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service estimates that 250 million turkeys will be raised in the US in 2009.

Why Do The Lions & Cowboys Always Play On Thanksgiving?

Ethan Trex

You hear the same phrases every Thanksgiving. "Please pass the gravy." "Actually, can I have the gravy again?