Tuesday Turnip


Tuesday Turnip


Patently Strange: the World's Most Prolific Inventor

Ransom Riggs just posted a great short doc profiling the world's most prolific (and possibly most eccentric) inventor, Dr. Yoshiro Nakamatsu.

Morning Cup of Links: Sushi Cat

Miss Cellania

The oldest dinosaur fossil ever found dates back around 230 million years.

The Late Movies: Literal Music Videos, Take 2

Mark Arminio

Trying to think warm thoughts, I recalled last summer Ransom Riggs had a post of literal music videos, ranging from "Total Eclipse of the Heart" to Billy Idol's "White Wedding.&quo

The Quick 10: 10 Pairs of Actors Oscar-Nominated for the Same Role

Stacy Conradt

There's no shortage of Oscar trivia, so I thought we'd prepare for Sunday's awards by finishing out the week with a couple of posts on the topic.

The Man Who Broke INTO Auschwitz

Chris Higgins

Okay, just stop whatever you're doing and go read this story. 91-year-old Denis Avey (an original Desert Rat) is now revealing the story of his WWII Auschwitz break-in.

More Healthcare Propaganda

Ransom Riggs

I saw this on the wall of my doctor's office this

7 Super Expensive Alternatives to Grocery Store Brands

Ethan Trex

Lots of us only ask one question when we head to the grocery store: what's on sale?

7 Black Widows and 16 Dead Husbands

Miss Cellania

We consider it natural for a wife and mother to feed her family to ensure their health. That's why we are so horrified when the food leads to death.

7 Ways People Woke Up, Pre-Alarm Clock

David K. Israel

Not to, er, sound a note of alarm or anything, but you'll notice roosters are nowhere to be found on this list.

Brain Game: Roosevelt Franklin!

Today's Brain Game has an unknown number of correct answers.

Gurning, the 800-Year-Old Face-Making Competition

Ransom Riggs

It all started at a crab-apple fair in rural England way back in 1269.

Morning Cup of Links: Presidential Reunion

Miss Cellania

Our moods affect our thinking abilities in several ways. The research may explain why our greatest artists are often unhappy people. * Urinals with a View.

The Late Movies: 10 Awful TV Credits Sequences

Chris Higgins

I came across the "Super Mario Brothers Super Show" closing credits sequence (the first video below), and just had to post it.

The Quick 10: Where 10 Oscar Winners Keep the Little Guy

Stacy Conradt

Don't you wonder what in the heck you would do with an Oscar if you won it? Does it go in a trophy case? Do you just casually display it as a bookend? Keep it in your office?

Swingers: The Life of the Research Fruit Fly

Meghan Holohan

Fruit flies must get excited when they're selected for research roles. The life of a research fruit fly mimics that of a college student.