5 Toys With Dark Histories

Danny Gallagher

You know the toys, but do you know about their dark sides? 1.

Morning Cup of Links: Christmas Laser Cats

Miss Cellania

The 13 Cutest Animals of 2009. Sure, you could argue with this opinion-based list, but why bother... hey, where's Maru? (via Buzzfeed) * Gravity Swarm.

The Late Movies: Kim Peek, the Original "Rain Man"

Chris Higgins

Kim Peek was an autistic savant who inspired the movie Rain Man. Peek died on December 19, and below I've posted a five-part documentary about him, featuring neuroscientist V.S.

Our Favorite Quizzes: Doogie Howser's Diary or Random Twitter Update?

Jason English

For the rest of 2009, we'll be counting down the year's most popular quizzes in the Lunchtime Quiz slot.

The Quick 10: Happy Festivus!

Stacy Conradt

Yes, friends, it's that time of year again "“- the time of year when we gather together with friends and family to share feats of strength, airing our grievances and putting up the seasonal

Creepy Animated Short "Alma" Online Now

Chris Higgins

Here's a short animated film done by former Pixar artist Rodrigo Blaas, available for a "limited time" at Christmas.

Amazing Facts, 140 Characters at a Time

Jason English

Just the obligatory "we're on Twitter!" reminder. Pumping out fun facts and thanking people for mentioning us in podcasts, 140 characters at a time. (We're on Facebook, presents: HDYK? - {day 2}

David K. Israel

It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt! Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are thrilled to announce that How Did You Know? now has its very own Geritol.

Fictional Company Makes Access to Cool Stuff (and Parking) Easy!

Ransom Riggs

So this is pretty genius.

16 Attractions Open Christmas Day

Ethan Trex

Christmas is often a day spent with family, but it's easy to get a bit antsy if you're forced to spend the entire day at home.

Baby Shares IQ With Einstein

Jill Harness

Earlier this year, Oscar, a two-year-old boy, became the youngest English person ever admitted to Mensa. He was tested as having an IQ over 160—as high as Einstein or Stephen Hawking.

Brain Game: Ready, Break!

Today's Brain Game is the final one for 2009; we'll pick up again with new puzzles for the new year.

Morning Cup of Links: Brain Machine

Miss Cellania

Thorium, the Green Nuke.

The Late Movies: Holiday Spirit

Leslie Threlkeld

The holiday season can turn into a stress-fest with the drop of Santa's hat. The planning, the family, and particularly the shopping and spending money part can really take it out of a person.

The Quick 10: 10 People Who Have Opened the NYSE

Stacy Conradt

Thanks to Mr. Rob Lammle, I came across a rather entertaining video of Darth Vader and a gaggle of Stormtroopers ringing the Opening Bell on Wall Street this morning.