Revenge of the Pixels

Ransom Riggs

This brilliant, fun music video from France does several difficult things at the same time: 1) it perfectly captures my nostalgia for old video games 2) it makes you feel sorry for obsolete technolo

Brain Game: Barackward

Welcome to the Thursday Brain Game.

Morning Cup of Links: Lost US States

Miss Cellania

American States That Might Have Been. To think how close I came to living in Transylvania! (via Metafilter) * Babies have sensory experiences even before birth.

The Late Movies: 90-Minute Critique of Star Wars Episode II

Chris Higgins

Okay, I don't think I'm going out on a limb by saying that Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones is a really bad movie. We know this.

The Quick 10: 10 Tales From Your Closet

Stacy Conradt

If you're anything like me, you have exactly enough time in the morning to get out of bed, shower, throw on some clothes that vaguely go together and, if you're lucky, grab a bowl of cereal.

The "25 Hottest Urban Legends"

Chris Higgins

I love Snopes.

How Did You Know Derek Cashel?

David K. Israel

We had a record number of players this month, and a record number of 100% correct submissions on Day 5! Nicely done, gamers.

Loving, Fighting, Peeing: The Sex Lives of Crayfish

Matt Soniak

When I'm not blogging for mental_floss, I can usually be found wearing bright orange rubber pants and gutting, cutting and selling fish at my local Whole Foods (and winning awards for it).

Dietribes: Olives, Oil Around Us

Allison Keene

"¢ Olive oil is one of civilization's oldest foods, dating to at least the 10th century B.C.

How Was Your Internship?

Ransom Riggs

It used to be that a relatively small percentage of college students did internships. Back in the early 90s, it was something like 8 percent.

Acrylic Portraits on a Human Canvas

Jill Harness

If you noticed something strange about this painting, you're right. The fact is, it's not actually a painting at all.

Census Questions: A Once-a-Decade FAQ

Ethan Trex

If you're the head of an American household, the odds are a little better than even that you've already mailed back your census form.

Brain Game: Swish!

By changing one letter at a time to form different English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert the word BALL into the word HOOP in six (or fewer) steps.

Morning Cup of Links: Tuxedo-ed Tabby

Miss Cellania

Scientists have synthesized element 117, which fills in the hole on the periodic table.

8 Food Myths You've Been Believing