Tuesday Turnip


Tuesday Turnip


Dirty Campaigning in the Roaring Twenties: Hoover vs. Smith

Joseph Cummins

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.

The Quick 10: If 10 Fast Food Joints Had Stuck With the Original Plan...

Stacy Conradt

Ben & Jerry's Bagels? Sonic Steakhouse? Be glad that some of our favorite quick-service places evolved into what they are today.

Was There Really a Granny Smith? 9 Fruit & Veggie Origins

Ethan Trex

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

Win some free downloads at Wolfgang's Vault!

David K. Israel

A couple weeks ago, I wrote about and promised you a chance to win a couple free downloads.

Put This On: Denim

Chris Higgins

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

5 Classic Poisons and the People Who Used Them

Miss Cellania

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.

Brain Game: Mrs. Sasse's Class

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.

Morning Cup of Links: Global Sockets

Miss Cellania

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.

The Late Movies: Video Contest Winners

Ransom Riggs

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.

One Sweet Severance Package & Other Tales of the ABA

Keith Law

"The NBA was a symphony, it was scripted; the ABA was jazz." —Ron presents: HDYK {day 5}

David K. Israel

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?

The Quick 10: 10 Books (of the non-memoir variety) Written by Presidents

Stacy Conradt

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.

Month in Review: October's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

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 by Scott

Mind-Blowing Accordion Performance - Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" Performed Solo

Chris Higgins

This bit of musical virtuosity blew my mind, and I urge you to spend two minutes watching and listening.

Can Boat Captains Really Marry People?

Matt Soniak

Reader Meredith wrote in with a question: "Why can boat captains marry people? Can other people in charge of other large vessels perform