Winston Churchill's mother was born in Brooklyn.
One year ago today, Barack Obama was elected President of the United States. If you thought last year's campaign was dirty, Joseph Cummins, author of Anything for a Vote, has a story for you.
Ben & Jerry's Bagels? Sonic Steakhouse? Be glad that some of our favorite quick-service places evolved into what they are today.
The other night my parents were having a discussion about the origins of the name of Fordhook lima beans—apparently their empty-nest existence is not quite as thrilling as I'd suspected
A couple weeks ago, I wrote about WolfgangsVault.com and promised you a chance to win a couple free downloads.
Today I bring you a new "web series about dressing like a grownup" presented by Jesse Thorn of The Sound of Young America (a public radio show that's generally awesome) and Adam Lisagor
Long before our modern industries developed the cleaning products, industrial solvents, and drugs that can kill when misused, people used simple plants to murder each other.
Local elections are being held in many areas in the country today. If you care about your community, do yourself and your neighbors a favor and get out there and vote.
Xkcd has movie graphs that help explain the sequence of characters for those who have trouble figuring out what went on over a long narrative.
Ever since YouTube crashed onto the scene a few years ago, companies have been holding video contests, and anywhere from several hundred to several thousand video-makers have been entering each one.
"The NBA was a symphony, it was scripted; the ABA was jazz." —Ron
It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt,
with an all-new set of puzzles, prizes, and now, a major sponsor!
Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are thrilled to announce that How Did You Know?
It's no secret that Barack Obama has penned a couple of books "“ they flew off of the shelves during his bid for the presidency.
Another month is in the books. In case you missed a day or two here or there, these are the top 12 stories originally posted in October:
1. The Origins of All 30 NBA Team Names
This bit of musical virtuosity blew my mind, and I urge you to spend two minutes watching and listening.
Reader Meredith wrote in with a question: "Why can boat captains marry people? Can other people in charge of other large vessels perform