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Tuesday Turnip


Tuesday Turnip


The Science of Spicy: Four Amazing Things Chili Peppers Can Do

Maggie Koerth-Baker

The hottest thing about chili peppers isn't the way they taste; it's everything else they can do for you. 1. They Strangle

The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

Since there's no such thing as a Lego overload, I'm sure you'll all enjoy browsing 48 of the Coolest, Stylish and Most Creative Lego Creations (Thanks Kolja!) * For the ones who love

The 5pm Quiz(zes): Name x in y Minutes

Mangesh & Jason

The Quick 10: 10 Hermits

Stacy Conradt

Don't you ever have days where you'd just like to chuck it all and go live in a hut in Hawaii or something? I know lots of hermits end up in the mountains, but that's not for me.

Disposable Suits and Paper Underpants

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

On some level, it makes sense: Clothing made out of fabric is expensive. Clothing made out of paper is cheap and, after you're tired of wearing it, you can just throw is away.

Little Red Riding Hood as an Infographic

Chris Higgins

For today's geeky video pleasure, I bring you a version of Little Red Riding Hood reinterpreted as a series of infographics.

(3) Rene Descartes vs. (7) Nikola Tesla

Tournament of Genius

The Breakdown Tesla zapped his old rival Edison in the second round, but how will he fare against the father of modern philosophy?

5 Classic Movie Moments That Weren't in the Script

Mark Juddery

Here are five great unscripted scenes that our movie memories couldn't do without. 1. Beginning a beautiful

Why Do We Say "Cheese" When Having Our Photo Taken?

Matt Soniak

We're not sure when or where a photographer first asked his subjects to state the name of the delicious dairy product, but we do know that when you say "cheese," the corners of your mo

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Drunk Driving a Barstool 28-year-old Kile Wygle of Newark, Ohio was arrested for drunk driing -on a barstool! The barstool on wheels was powered by a lawn mower engine.

(3) Michelangelo vs. (2) Benjamin Franklin

Tournament of Genius

The Breakdown Two of the bracket's more colorful characters square off here.

Brain Game: Brain O'er Me

Happy Friday! To celebrate the end of the business workweek, a somewhat easier puzzle.

Morning Cup of Links: Mock Duck

Miss Cellania

Surfing the net at work for pleasure actually increases our concentration levels and helps make a more productive workforce.

The Orientalist: Jean-Francois Portaels

Andréa Fernandes

In honor of his 191st birthday, today's "Feel Art Again" features the Belgian painter Jean-Francois Portaels.

The Quick 10: 10 Celebrity Children's Book Authors

Adrienne Crezo

Today is Hans Christian Andersen's birthday; in his honor, IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) has organized International Children's Book Day to celebrate childhood reading