Merv Griffin's $80 Million Lullaby & More Tales of Music Royalties

Ethan Trex

Even if they're not the ones on stage belting out their tunes, songwriters can make quite bit of cash from publishing royalties.

The 50 Most-Looked-Up Words from

Chris Higgins

The New York Times has an online feature that allows users to get dictionary definitions of words within feature articles.

8 Amazingly Abled Athletes and Artists

Miss Cellania

A few people who are missing a limb, or one of the senses, or have some other physical anomaly are notable for achievements in the very area in which they were supposedly restricted.

Where Are They Now? - Motorized Roller Skates

David K. Israel

Year: 1956 Device: Motorized Roller Skates Purpose: Transportation in rural areas/delivery services in cities Manufactured by the Motorized Roller Skate Company located in Detroit, these self-pro

The Ultimate Natural Fabric

Jill Harness

Wearing flowers in your hair is so passe. These days, it's all about wearing only flowers and leaves.

Brain Game: The Worthing Theatre

Here are anagrams of five proper names, which can be unscrambled to form five other proper names, all related in an obvious way.

Morning Cup of Links: Geek Love and Animal Attraction

Miss Cellania

Mathematician Skip Garibaldi worked out the most geometric layouts for more stars if the US flag has to be updated when more states join the union.

The Late Movies:

Chris Higgins

Why sit through a whole boring movie if you can get the best parts together in one easy YouTube video? A real time-saver. Enjoy these "best of" compilations from

Our Next Trivia Contest: Official State Symbols

Jason English

Earlier today under Ethan's "Tomato: Fruit or Vegetable?" story, reader Harry pointed out that Oklahoma's official state vegetable is the watermelon.

Test Drive: 4 American Concept Cars

the mag

By Bill DeMain 1. Lincoln Futura

Celebrities Eating Dot Com

Chris Higgins

I'm pleased to announce the triumphant return* of the most useful site of the century, Celebrities Eating Dot Com.

Elephants Are Afraid of Bees

Jill Harness

Elephants might not actually be terrified of mice, but they do have one serious animal phobia -- they hate bees.

Are Tomatoes Fruits or Vegetables?

Ethan Trex

Here's a scene you'll probably see this summer: you'll be at a barbecue or picnic, enjoying nice, fresh in-season tomatoes, and you might make an offhand comment about tomatoes being yo

At the Libraries: Your Weekly Round-Up

Miss Kathleen

Every Wednesday, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of things happening at libraries across the country.

Top 10 Laughing Baby Videos

David K. Israel

Okay, I'll admit it: I'm a sucker for babies. Even before I had one, I was the guy who Oooo-ed and Awww-ed over 'em. And what's better than laughing babies?