When Paradise Turns Toxic

Ransom Riggs

Earlier this week, I posted a photo essay I did on Bombay Beach, one of the quintessential towns of the post-apocalypse, which sits on the banks of California's toxic Salton Sea.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Robbers Call Bank for Take-out Money Albert Bailey and an unidentified 16-year-old accomplice planned a bank robbery in Fairfield, Connecticut.

The Pregnant Male Pipefish

Jill Harness

Like seahorses, male pipefish are one of the select underseas species that get pregnant and carry their young in their brood until birth.

Brain Game: The Berkshire Office

Here's a logic puzzle Brain Game that shouldn't be too tough for a Friday. There were over 100 people in the Berkshire Office, and five of them had similar-sounding names.

Morning Cup of Links: Macaroni Salad

Miss Cellania

Avatar 2: The Sequel. See the trailer for the second film, with a totally original screenplay! * Brave New World novelist Aldous Huxley died of cancer in 1963.

The Late Movies: Get Around

Mark Arminio

As humans, we've invented some pretty great ways to get from point A to point B.

Birds Playing Electric Guitars

Chris Higgins

Today's bizarre-but-true video: zebra finches playing electric guitars. They're not all that good at it, but they rock roughly as hard as an untrained human would.

The Quick 10: 10 Cool Playing Card Nicknames to Use

Stacy Conradt

Honestly, my knowledge of card games is pretty limited to the ones I played in college that required vast amounts of crappy beer to play.

Friends: How many is too many?

David K. Israel

Okay, I'll admit it: I don't have time to read more than half the tweets and status updates sent out by my friends on Facebook and the people I'm following on Twitter.

What's the Deal With the Barber Pole?

Matt Soniak

A colleague asks, "What's the deal with the barber pole? Does it represent anything, or is it just a flashy pole that some early haircutter stuck

Little Billy's Letters

Jill Harness

If you woke up one day and decided to write a series of letters to famous people, while pretending to be a ten year-old child, do you think anyone would write back? Bill Geerhart decided to try thi

7 Stories The National Enquirer Actually Got Right

Ethan Trex

Some in the media have argued that The National Enquirer deserves Pulitzer Prize consideration for its investigative work into politician John Edwards' affair with Rielle Hunter.

9 Strange Periodic Tables

Miss Cellania

Like Venn diagrams and flowcharts, the periodic table of elements gives us a geeky form in which to sort and convey all kinds of information.

Brain Game: Grant O'Reno

Today's Brain Game offers five Mad Gab-like movie clues; phrases which, when spoken aloud, sound similar to the titles of certain motion pictures.

Haunting Footage of Appalachia's Lost Coal Towns

Ransom Riggs

Photographer Jim LoScalzo went to rediscover the lost coal mining towns of Appalachia, but instead of just taking pictures, he shot video.