The little plastic bit on the end of your shoelace is called an aglet.
Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want. Very casual.
What's the best film acquisition format -- film or digital?
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Cold Man Gets Into Bed With Stranger
An unidentified man in South Washington, Pennsylvania felt someone get into bed with him Wednesday morning.
Today's Brain Game is aÂ new addition to the mix... something we've done occasionally in the past, but not as a recurring series.
Once upon a time, astronauts were as famous as movie stars. NASA apparently wants to bring back those days with cinematic mission posters.
20 Moments In Strange Pet Walking.
Alex Chilton, the dynamic, soulful leader of both The Box Tops and Big Star, died last night in New Orleans at the age of 59.
Here's a quick teaser to a larger post tomorrow. Discovery and the BBC are about to release Life, their followup effort to Planet Earth, the massive nature documentary from a few years back.
So, I'm pretty much done being pregnant. I mean, I'm not "“ I'm only 30 weeks "“ but mentally, I'm over this.
If you've ever collected baseball cards, comic books, stamps, or maybe those limited edition commemorative plates, you understand the concept of the "Holy Grail" item.
What happens when you combine a goat with a spider? It sounds like a joke set up you'd see on the back of a popsicle stick, but instead this is a real question scientists have asked.
March Madness starts today, which means you're going to be tossing team nicknames around like crazy for the next few weeks. Do you know where these mascots came from, though?
On Tuesday, David Israel introduced us to the people behind 10 famous disembodied voices. Today let's put names and faces to four more seemingly anonymous sounds.
The tournament tips off today, so let's close out our series of interesting facts about the Big Dance's schools with a look at the East
Jason Alexander is known to TV audiences around the world, of course, as George Costanza on Seinfeld, a role which garnered him six Emmy and four Golden Globe nominations, an American Television Award