The Geopolitical Babushka Doll

Dan Lewis

Dan Lewis runs the popular daily newsletter Now I Know (“Learn Something New Every Day, By Email”).

The Late Movies: 6 Awesome K'Nex Creations

Erica Palan

Did you know that the original idea for K'Nex came from a guy playing with drinking straws at a wedding?

The Comedic Guide to Surviving the Mayan Apocalypse

Colin Patrick

It seems that people can’t get enough of “The End is Near!” panic.

John Lennon Was a Crazy Cat Lady

Eddie Deezen

John Lennon was crazy about cats. Over the years, he owned several, plus a few dogs.

12 Heroic U.S. Military Chaplains

Miss Cellania

After I posted 8 Heroic U.S.

This Tetris Video Will Stress You Out

Chris Higgins

In this eight-minute video, Tetris master Matt Buco maxes out NES Tetris -- achieving 999,999 points.

The ABCs of Proofreading

David K. Israel

One of my favorite tumblrs, tweeters and Instagrammers, lunchyprices, spotted the below typo on her TV screen recently and had the wherewithal to capture it quick. Apparently, an entire ad agency depa

Lectures for a New Year: God, the Universe, and Everything Else

Chris Higgins

Ready for a spectacular late-80s treat? Here we have Carl Sagan, Stephen Hawking, and Arthur C.

Brain Game: Mars Attacks!

Sweet! It's Tuesday Test Time once again here at the Brain Game, so let's get right to it. Good luck: M&M milk chocolate candies (a.k.a.

Morning Cup of Links: Book Party!

Miss Cellania

Anti-zombie presidential candidate ‘Vermin Supreme’ needs our support. After all, if he wins, everyone gets a pony! * How No Child Left Behind Corrupted Education.

How a Photographer Directs His Insect "Models"

Jill Harness

There are plenty of great creatures photographers out there, and many who specialize in close ups of the smaller creatures wandering the Earth.

Dixville Notch: The New Hampshire Town That Votes at Midnight

Adrienne Crezo

HU GUANGYAO/Xinhua/Landov Dixville Notch, NH, is a tiny unincorporated township of about 75 residents situated at the foot of the scenic White Mountains and home to The Balsams Grand Resort Hotel.

Why Does New Hampshire Get to Hold the First Primary?

Ethan Trex

© Rick Friedman/CorbisBecause the state wants it that way!New Hampshire's primaries have informally been the earliest since 1920, but over the years, the state has passed laws to ensure that its

How Mister Rogers Saved the VCR

Bill DeMain

A look back at the "Betamax Case," including the role Mister Rogers played in the Supreme Court's decision.

2 Text or Not 2 Text

David K. Israel

The average teen sends between 50 and 75 text messages a day. Perhaps more impressive: the top 14% of texting teens send more than 200 texts per day. Now, we've all seen this.