TASER is an acronym for Thomas A. Swift's Electric Rifle.
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12 foods that should be stocked in every healthy kitchen. Please read this while I have some more bacon.
Do you remember Count Chocula and Frankenberry's lesser-known relatives?
Sandy and Kara originally posted The Quarter Backs Quiz on July 2, 2007. The quiz has been taken more than 1.16 million times, from nursing homes to middle schools.
I like hot stuff, to a certain extent. I can't tell you what my tolerance on the Scoville scale is or anything, but I'm usually down with some spice.
I've been enjoying Schott's Vocab, a new blog from the New York Times. It's about words and word usement (sorry, LA Story reference).
As panic mounts over the increasing number of swine flu cases, it looks like the world is ending, with a sniffle and sneeze.
I've focused on a few other photographers here on the blog, including Troy Paiva and his amazing night photography, and Garry Winogrand's legendary street work.
When I'm not blogging for mental_floss, I can usually be found wearing bright orange rubber pants and gutting, cutting and selling fish at the local Whole Foods.
Have you heard about Burger King's new Texican Whopper? The taste of Texas and a little, spicy Mexican "“ and they do mean little.
It's Wednesday, and time for a new entry in the "Poems Wot I Writ" series. Can you decipher this rhyming riddle?
To follow up on yesterday's Picasa VS Flickr post, I present five other sites that offer photo sharing.
Astronauts who hope to go to Gliese 581d will now need to wear swim trunks under their spacesuits.
Mad Magazine published their 500th issue this week, and the writers have focused their attention
Tomorrow is the little-known holiday National Dance Day, which coincides with this week's observance of National Dance Week.
We know a good number of famous middle initials. But how many of us actually know the less famous, oftentimes strange names they stand for? Let's find out.
Stacy Conradt asked for photos of your tattoos, and boy did you deliver! AndrÃ©a Fernandes sorted through your submissions and has assembled this gallery.