The inventors of Bubble Wrap were originally trying to make plastic wallpaper.
The Great Escape from Slavery of Ellen and William Craft. This took guts: the married couple snuck away in broad daylight with Ellen disguised as a white man.
The A (B and C) Team.
Unless you've been in a coma recently—and if so, welcome back!—you've been exposed to the marketing juggernaut that is the Twilight: Eclipse premiere.
There's no better way to cool down on a hot day than a quick trip through the sprinkler.
In this touching video, Carl Sagan reads from his book Pale Blue Dot. Director Michael Marantz shot time-lapse video and composed beautiful music under Sagan's narration.
For a few years now, our friends over at Everything is Terrible have been combing the bargain VHS bin for wonderful dreck.
We're all used to posts about the intersection between technology and design, or technology and medicine, but what about technology and fashion?
The blogosphere has plenty of treats for those who are fascinated with cephalopods: octopus, squid, cuttlefish, and other tentacled sea creatures.
Many of us can't start our days without at least one cup of coffee, but we don't really give the magic beans much thought after we drain our mugs.
The new issue is out and it's really, really fun. Need a belated Father's Day present? Make Dad happy and buy him a subscription. Looking for a good graduation gift? Look no further.
Steven Spielberg, who helped design the Jurassic Park ride, among others, gets about 2% of gross receipts from Universal's theme parks in Florida and Japan.
Naturally, states may share borders along land or bodies of water. Given this information (and feel free to consult a map if necessary):
The Dunning-Kruger Effect is seen when incompetent people are too incompetent to know that they are incompetent. Then every competent person who learns of it worries that it may apply to them.
I love the eerie sound of the musical saw, and it made me wonder what other unusual instruments are out there. As usual, YouTube has plenty of examples, and these are some of my favorites.
Like all Pixar films, Toy Story 3 features a short film before the feature. The new short is called Day & Night.
We're overdue for another edition of Reader-Submitted Quiz Week. Let's do that starting next Monday. Here's how it works: