The Rhodes Scholar program is named for De Beers founder Cecil Rhodes.
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.
On Wednesday, we told you about the history of four civic organizations. But as we all know, there are plenty more groups doing great work.
I guess I've got gravestones on the brain this week (check out my Death at the Border blog from a few days ago), but I ran across this on a friend's flickr stream and couldn't resist po
Purple Snow in Russia
On Tuesday, residents of the Stavropol Region in Southern Russia found their landscape covered with purple-tinged snow!
It's Friday. I work here.
A tragedy is caught on video and public curiosity inevitably follows.
A Rube Goldberg machine performs a simple task in a complex fashion and there have been some amazing ones (we wrote about the life of Rube Goldberg last year).
Have you heard about this ridiculous Lindsay Lohan lawsuit? In case you haven't, it's below at number one. It's a bit silly, at least in my non-lawyerly opinion.
Usually when we head to the library, we're looking for something relatively mundane, like a common book or a periodical.
"I've known a lot of fish in my life.
Another fascinating short documentary from motherboard.tv, The Aquatic Life of Dennis Chamberland takes us to a place I've blogged about here before, Jules' Undersea Lodge, a "hotel&quo
The most traditional places to get married are a religious facility, the government office that issues marriage licenses, a resort, or a home. I've been married in each.
If you recall my post on Incredibly Specific Dating Sites (Darwin Dating is still the scariest!), I like to write about the subject.
Enjoy the Thursday Brain Game: Decipher the following five anagrams correctly, and you'll see that they all have something in common.