As American as Apple Pie Bombs

Stacy Conradt

American institution or not, Nikita Khrushchev probably wasn’t impressed with the mysterious homemade apple pie he received during his first visit to the United States in 1959.

The World's Most Dapper Koala

Jill Harness

Poor Asha just had what was almost certainly his worst day ever; he was hit by two different cars while trying to cross the street. Fortunately, a rescuer found him in time to save him.

Plus: Grading Systems

David K. Israel

When I was in school, A+ was the best grade one could get. 90 was an A-, 95, an A and 100 = A+. Of course, grading systems vary depending on where you grow up.

What High School Class Have You Found Most Useful?

Jason English

On Fridays, 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.

The World's Worst Photoshop Propaganda

Brett Savage

Here's a scenario for you: You're a megalomaniac world leader with an obsequious state-run media outlet at your disposal.

Jim Henson on Muppet History, Construction, and Performance

Chris Higgins

In this ten-minute video, Jim Henson, Frank Oz, and Michael Frith discuss some of the history and functions of muppets -- how they're put together, how simplicity leads to subtlety, and how to br

Where'd Rick Moranis Go?

Ransom Riggs

Anyone growing up in the 80s likely has vivid and fond memories of Rick Moranis' role as the hapless and self-deprecating Louis Tully in Ghostbusters, or perhaps as the dad in Honey I Shrunk the

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Bear-safety Lecture Interrupted by Bear Last Friday, Yellowstone National Park bear biologist Kerry Gunther and park spokesman Dan Hottle were being filmed by a CNN news crew about bear safety.

Morning Cup of Links: Science Girls

Miss Cellania

The winners of the very first Google Science Fair were announced this week.

Give Me an A! Grade Inflation at U.S. Colleges

Brett Savage

I've got some bad news for you. All those A's and B's you received in college that made your parents so proud and boosted your self-esteem? Well—they were bogus (sort

Baseball's Worst Players of All Time

Colin Patrick

When I recently shared an video about the great Bob Uecker’s side career in professional wrestling, I also pointed out his notoriety as play-by-play announcer for the Brewers and as an actor in severa

The Late Movies: Guess the Theme Thursday XIII

Mark Arminio

It's Thursday, it's late, it's once again time for GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common. Can you guess what it is?

Yes, Virginia, There Was a Merlin

Stacy Conradt

With all the hoopla about Harry Potter this week, it seems as if people have forgotten about the OG wizard: Merlin.

Plus: Camouflaged

David K. Israel

Continuing with our plus theme this week, above is a fun little camouflage puzzle. There are eight words hiding in the puzzle, one on each line. Each is a synonym of the word plus.

25 Words You Might Not Know Are Trademarked

Lauren Harrell

Many of the items we use every day, like zippers and escalators, were once brand names. Even heroin, which no one should use any day, was a brand name.