Brain Game: Make the Band Play

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

Morning Cup of Links: Ant Invasion

Miss Cellania

There are an estimated 1.6 million ants for every human being on earth. When all of them come to live in your home at once, you have to rethink your natural, organic, respect-for-life philosophy.

The Number of the Day: 7,254,904

Will Treece

William S.

We All Scream for (Bacon?) Ice Cream!

David K. Israel

If you saw my Bacon Product quiz a couple weeks ago, you know I have a thing for bacon. Okay, who doesn't, right? We all do!

The Late Movies: More Shortcuts for Mundane Tasks

Will Treece

Last week's round-up of Shortcuts for Mundane Tasks seems to have been popular—so here's part II!

How Did You Know? "“ Day 1 Level 3/Bonus Round!

David K. Israel

YES! You can play this challenge/contest without knowing a thing about the weekly hunt! It's sort of a one-off - a stand-alone if you will.

The Quick 10: 10 Post-Barker's Beauties Careers

Stacy Conradt

When I was checking out some of the Price is Right retired games last week, I came across some info on Barker's Beauties.

Do High Heels Shorten Calf Muscles?

Meghan Holohan

In the early 16th century, Venetian noblewomen hobbled around on high platform shoes called chopines.

Where Did 'Pringles' Come From? The Stories Behind 7 Salty Snacks

Ethan Trex

We've told you how your favorite sweets companies got their starts and names, but what about the stories behind your favorite salty snacks?

Neatorama presents: HDYK? - {day 1}

David K. Israel

It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt! Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are happy to bring you the next How Did You Know?

5 Big Cities That Changed Their Names

Miss Cellania

The Four Lads sang a song in 1953 about a city that changed its name. Take me back to Constantinople No, you can't go back to Constantinople Now it's Istanbul, not Constantinople Why did

Airing Tonight: "The Colony" on Discovery

Chris Higgins

Set your DVRs: tonight (July 27) on the Discovery Channel, The Colony airs at 10pm. Read on for a first look! What separates good reality TV from bad reality TV?

More Hilariously Awkward Stock Photos

Colin Patrick

I used to work for an advertising agency, and we frequently used stock photo websites for ads and other projects.

Brain Game: Four's Too Many

Today's Brain Game is perhaps trickier than it first seems... but hey, maybe you can use it one day to win a bar bet. Good luck: Name every U.S.

What's a MacGuffin?

Ransom Riggs

It's a key plot element of probably every thriller ever made, and a lot of other movies, as well.