Tuesday Turnip


Tuesday Turnip


The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

From the Department of Wow: an extreme pool jump. I would never trust my math skills to predict the landing spot properly.

This Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

1. Get Rich Quick: 6 People Who Accidentally Found a Fortune, by Rob Lammle 2. The White House Gift Guide: 13 Unique Presidential Gifts, by Scott Allen 3.

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

5 Things You Didn't Know About Graham Greene

Ethan Trex

I'll start with a full disclosure: Graham Greene is one of my very favorite writers.

The 5pm Quiz: Fictional Bands

Sara Newton

Maybe you don't follow the underground scene, and you are woefully uneducated about the Next Big Thing's independent album. How about the fictional musicians from television and film?

The Quick 10: 10 Facts About Freddie Mercury

Stacy Conradt

Stacy is off today—she's covering Lollapalooza in Chicago and will be back on Tuesday with all sorts of good material and crazy stories.

Frederick Law Olmsted & His Beautiful Parks

Casey Johnston

Frederick Law Olmsted (1822 - 1903) is far from a household name these days, having died over a century ago. Despite this, his reach remains wide in the United States.

David Letterman's Top Ten Numbers From One to Ten

Chris Higgins

This is goofy and awesome. Casey Kasem and David Letterman count down Dave's Top Ten Numbers From One to Ten. I think you'll be surprised which number comes out on top. (Via

A Big Day for Us on Twitter

Jason English

It's a weird world we're living in. Can't believe I'm typing the following sentence: Thanks to Alyssa Milano & John Green for talking us up on

Why is 10:10 the Default Setting for Clocks and Watches?

Matt Soniak

Reader Humaira writes in, "I have always wondered why clocks, watches, timepieces etc. always say (roughly) 10:10 before you set the correct time?

Bonus Quiz: G.I. Joe

Ethan Trex

With 'G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,' opening today, we figured it was a good time to re-run our Name-That-G.I. Joe quiz from earlier this year. Enjoy! Three-and-3/4-inch G.I.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Giant Catfish Attacks Fisherman It sounds like a fish story.

Your Best Worst-Airline-Passenger Stories

Jason English

1. I have come to the realization that everyone has one (and usually only one) good story about flying with a strange, abusive or inebriated passenger.

Brain Game: Letter Perfect

There are 26 letters in the English alphabet, and one of them is meant to replace the question mark you'll see below in today's Brain Game.

Morning Cup of Links: Weird Ice Cream

Miss Cellania

Cahokia, the ancient city on the Mississippi where St. Louis is now, flourished in the 12th century and was an center of commerce.