Brain Game: Rural to Urban

By changing one letter at a time to form different English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert TOWN into CITY in the fewest steps possible.

Gravity-Defying Tea and Disappearing Ice Cream

Ransom Riggs

When you order a hot dog from a street vendor in the USA, the guy slaps the dog in a bun and hands it to you. And it's delicious. And that's it.

Morning Cup of Links: Space Coffee

Miss Cellania

Memoirs of a Bullied Kid. A father shares his memories, his recovery, and his advice for helping our children. * Dog is a story told in ten parts, but it's a quick read.

The Late Movies: The Letter People

Erica Palan

Remember The Letter People? Invented in 1972 as part of literacy program, these guys are a major memory from my childhood.

The Number of the Day: 85%

Jason English

Nearly all U.S. adults—85%—now own a cell phone.

Hey, Grammar Nazis: Listen Up!

David K. Israel

Many of you might recall the two-year long series of posts I wrote on this blog called "Weekend Word Wrap." We had a lot of fun poking fun at language, word puns, grammar Nazis, pretty much

4 Unappetizing Product Launch Disasters

Ethan Trex

Supermarket and fast food history is littered with perplexing products that seemingly never should have made it to the market in the first place.

Tommy Wiseau's New Bad Movie

Chris Higgins

Tommy Wiseau is best known (okay, only known) for his awful movie The Room; if you haven't seen it, check out Ransom Riggs's post The Remarkable Success of the Worst Movie Ever.

Sorry I Haven't Posted In A While: Internet Apologia

Ransom Riggs

Sorry I Haven't Posted is an amusing collection of posts, curated by Cory Arcangel, in which bloggers apologize for neglecting their blogs.

Internet Meme Halloween Costumes

Miss Cellania

An internet meme costume is cool as long as at least a few of your fellow Halloween party-goers recognize what you are trying to portray.

Jetpacks: The Future Is Now

Jill Harness

If you're one of those people that's been complaining about the fact that we don't have jetpacks yet, it's time you find a new rallying cry.

Brain Game: Late Great '68

1968 was a great year for media in all forms, the cinema included. Several favorite films (okay, my favorite films) premiered that year, including 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Morning Cup of Links: Exoplanet Pictures

Miss Cellania

5 times we almost nuked ourselves by accident.

RIP Barbara Billingsley

Kara Kovalchik

She had dozens of parts on various TV shows prior to landing her signature role, but most of the world will always remember Barbara Billingsley as June Cleaver.

The Late Movies: This Will Make You Cry

Ransom Riggs

Usually on The Late Movies I post five videos, or eight, or ten.