Google's founders were ready to sell to Excite for under $1 million in 1999. Excite turned them down.
Washington, D.C., hasn't always been the political center of the United States.
No Signal is a YouTube "supercut" of various movie moments in which the protagonists find themselves without a cell phone signal -- you can bet a murderer/terrorist/alien is right around the
It looks like Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov has reached a deal to buy the floundering New Jersey Nets. What's Prokhorov's story, though?
One of our most popular regular features is Ransom Riggs' "Strange Geographies." In case you're new to the site or weren't able to stop by every day this summer, here's t
The word "whiskey" comes from the Gaelic word usquebaugh, which means "water of life" (anyone know how you get "whiskey" from usquebaugh?) A recent study by Ali Salim at
After Steven Soderbergh's adaptation of Kurt Eichenwald's nonfiction book The Informant debuted to largely positive reviews last weekend, price fixing is all the conversational rage again.
Did you know they're making a Monopoly movie? Here's a list of all the boardgame-based movies about to hit the big screen.
Anyone planning to see the Fame remake this weekend?
A good friend of mine is an actuary. I've known him for nearly 20 years, but have never really understood what he does at the office.
Thanks for playing today's Brain Game. Let's get right to it:
What girl's name forms three different words when placed into the blanks that follow?
12,000 years ago, in the small island nation of Palau near the Philippines, a rock on the island fell, separating a marine lake from the ocean.
This is adorable and slightly surreal. In the following videos, this kid Jonah, who looks to be about six years old, reviews movies he has enjoyed.
[We're in a dead-tie! So I'm reposting this poll to see if we can get a few people to help us pick between the two contenders, who've both racked up the exact same number of votes!
Have you guys heard about the Australian Dust Storm? It makes me (and probably plenty of other people) think of the Dust Bowl in the U.S.
"We see with the eyes, but we see with the brain as well, and seeing with the brain is often called 'imagination,' and we are familiar with the landscapes of our own imagination, our
Much has been made in the press of President Obama's off-the-cuff, off-the-record remark about Kanye West and his upstaging of Taylor Swift at the Video Music Awards ceremony.