Morning Cup of Links: New Years Eve

Miss Cellania

One of our New Year traditions is to kiss someone at midnight. No pressure there, right? A kiss is a great way to start out a new year on a high note, and here's the science behind it.

The World's First Book of Animals

Allison Keene

For reasons unknown (but unquestioned, as it is pretty awesome), the National Institute for Health has a spellbinding flash presentation of Konrad Gesner’s entire natural history volume, Historiae Ani

4 Public Works of Art Gone Terribly Wrong

Elizabeth Lunday

1. Diego Rivera’s “Man at the Crossroads”The Moral: Never hire a communist to do a capitalist’s

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Women Rescued After Truck Lands in Tree Erin Dawn Bowser was apparently driving too fast along Route 68 in Evans City, Pennsylvania Monday morning.

Puppies Wearing Hats Eating Bacon Sharing Facts

Stacy Conradt

Vice Presidents never seem to get the glory that Presidents do... and the same goes for their dogs.

Why Do We Call It "Xmas"?

David K. Israel

Lots of people think that the X in Xmas is a secular watering down of the word Christ. You know, a "we love to celebrate the holiday but don’t believe in Jesus" sort of thing.

Threat Level: Midnight (Or Why There Aren't New Posts Today)

Jason English

Hey everybody. Last night some readers started getting a scary warning message when they tried to visit our site.

A Short History of a Short Tone: The Dial Tone

David K. Israel

Did you ever pick up the phone in another country and miss our North American dial tone?

Ze Frank's Greatest Hits

Chris Higgins

In July 2010, Ze Frank presented this brilliantly goofy TED Talk, explaining various web projects he's taken on, including the infamous Earth Sandwich (in which people on opposite ends of the glo

Don’t Change a Thing: 8 Inventions That Never Needed Updating

Therese Oneill

The Most Boring Day in Recent History

Ransom Riggs

According to a computer at Cambridge University, April 11, 1954 was the most boring day since 1900.

So, What Can You Tell Us About Qatar?

Jason English

Looks like the United States won't be hosting the World Cup in 2022 after all. Congratulations to soccer fans in Russia (host of the 2018 World Cup) and Qatar (2022).

11 Clever and Creative Gingerbread Structures

Miss Cellania

A gingerbread house is a delightful combination of food and art.

The Truth Behind Real Life Unicorns

Jill Harness

A unicorn doesn't have to be a horse.

Superman vs. Muhammad Ali: Who Ya Got?

Colin Patrick

DC Comics has decided to reissue what must be one of the strangest comic book events of all time – an issue centered on a boxing match pitting the man who floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee