The Late Movies: Dumbness, Insanity, Celine Dion Screaming, and Billy Joel

Chris Higgins

Last week I pointed to the unbelievably wonderful Brother IntelliFax 2800 App Store. I wondered -- who made that video?

How Did You Know? – Day 2 Level 3/Bonus Round

David K. Israel

YES! You can play this challenge/contest without knowing a thing about the weekly hunt! It's sort of a one-off - a stand-alone if you will.

International Head Games: Turning Sweden Against the Soviets

Erik Sass

© Diego Lezama Orezzoli/CORBIS Sweden’s famed neutrality has often proved to be a somewhat flexible concept: occupying a central position in northern Europe, but with a smaller population than many

Einstein vs Stephen Hawking

David K. Israel

It's another Epic Rap Battles of History from YouTube star NicePeter. Who do you think would win in a rap battle between these two giant

Why Does Toilet Water Move When It's Windy Outside?

Matt Soniak

Reader Erin from Baltimore wrote in wondering why the water in her toilet bowl moves on windy days.

neatorama presents: HDYK? – {day 2}

David K. Israel

It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt! Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are happy to bring you the next How Did You Know?

What Makes Super Glue So Super?

Matt Soniak

Harry W. Coover receives from the National Medal of Science in the East Room of the White House, November 17, 2010. © Olivier Douliery/Pool/Corbis Super Glue inventor Dr.

The Number of the Day: 28,800

Colin Patrick

In 2005, author Donovan Hohn set out to locate 28,800 rubber ducks that had been lost at sea 13 years earlier.

Tonight on NOVA: "Japan's Killer Quake"

Chris Higgins

Tonight on NOVA, an in-depth scientific examination of Japan's recent earthquake, the subsequent tsunami, and the continuing nuclear incident.

The 23rd Headquarters Special Troops: The Phantom Menace

Dan Lewis

Dan Lewis runs the popular daily newsletter Now I Know (“Learn Something New Every Day, By Email”). To subscribe to his daily email, click

Diagnosing the Social Media Blues

Ransom Riggs

Researchers at the American Academy of Pediatrics just identified a brand-new condition: Facebook Depression.

Brain Game: Domestic Alms

Here's (what I hope is considered) an interesting Wednesday Wordplay challenge; perhaps more difficult than some.

Morning Cup of Links: the Big Picture

Miss Cellania

The Secret Fears of the Super-Rich. Having money often undermines everything else worth having in life. * A New Company Promises to Give You a Pretend Facebook Girlfriend.

The Quick 9: Non-Blonde Ambition

Stacy Conradt

Tons of singers and actresses go blonde – everyone knows that. But who knew it was almost as common to leave blonde behind for another hue? Here are nine people who did just

The Late Movies: Remembering Mitch Hedberg

Erica Palan

Six years ago today, we lost a comic genius. After a long battle with addiction, Mitch Hedberg died in the Westminister Hotel in Livingston, New Jersey.