The big D


The big D


The Late Movies: Book Cart Drill Teams

Erica Palan

Two weeks ago, I wrote about librarians busting moves to Michael Jackson's "Thriller." In that post, I mentioned the 2008 Book Cart Drill Team Champions, Santa Monica's Well-Stacke

The Quick 10: The Beatles' Ed Sullivan Debut

Stacy Conradt

As a big Beatles fan, I sure wish I was there 46 years ago when the Fab Four appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show for the first time.

Video: Inside the Chernobyl "Zone of Alienation"

Chris Higgins

On April 26, 1986 a massive accident occurred at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in what is now the Ukraine.

Hadacol, the Last of the Medicine Shows

Miss Cellania

Advertiser-supported entertainment is nothing new.

When Singing Sinatra Can Get You Killed

Ransom Riggs

There was a fascinating article in the New York Times the other day about violence in the Philippines and its thriving karaoke culture -- and the deadly problems that can crop up when it comes to Fran

14 Quirky College Donations (and the Strings Attached)

Ethan Trex

For most of us, college donations entail little more than occasionally dropping a small check in the mail after receiving repeated pleas for cash from our alma maters.

Tuesday Turnip

David K. Israel

In case you're not familiar with the Turnip, it's a whimsical Google search, wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting pages "turn-up." As always with thi

Bringing Tiny Models to Life

Jill Harness

The image above is undoubtedly impressive, but the really amazing thing about the picture is the fact that this place doesn't really exist.

Brain Game: The Perthshire Puzzle

Today's Brain Game is open-ended; there are several dozen correct answers, and your job is to find just one of them (preferably one that someone else hasn't already offered in the comments).

Morning Cup of Links: Dentistry Circus

Miss Cellania

Missile Silo Confessions: Living on the Edge of Armageddon.

mental_floss gets a Big Bang!

David K. Israel

If you weren't looking, you probably missed it, but the latest issue of mental_floss magazine made a cameo tonight on the hilariously smart CBS hit: Big Bang Theory.

The Late Movies: Joni Mitchell, Then and Now

Ransom Riggs

OK, I have a confession to make: I'm a big wuss and I love Joni Mitchell.

Caption Contest No. 17 Finalists!

David K. Israel

We had a hard time narrowing all your amazing captions down to 10, so... we went with 14 finalists. Remember now, only one vote per person. May the best horse

The Quick 10: The Hollywood Walk of Fame

Stacy Conradt

The Hollywood Walk of Fame celebrates its 50-year anniversary this week.

The Origin of Traffic Lights

In the Beginning

Editor's Note: Reader Andrea recently asked if we could cover the history of traffic lights. Here's what we had in the archives.