At the Wife Carrying World Championships in Finland, first prize is the wife’s weight in beer.
From homing pigeons and invisible semen ink, we turn to business spies. Trade secrets are just that, secrets, and they've been the target of spying even before the industrial revolution.
Welcome, _flossers, to the game that is sweeping that nation!
As the story goes, Out of Time got its name when R.E.M. ran out of time trying to come up with something better. According to Marcus Gray's It Crawled From the South: An R.E.M.
With the media all in a tizzy this week over William and Kate’s 10-day jaunt through North America, let's take a look at the press carnivals that surrounded Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Diana’
In the most recent installment of the Symphony of Science series, composer John Boswell uses clips from various BBC shows, Quest for Fire (!), and the words of: Jacob Bronowski, Alice Roberts, Caroly
I know plenty of people love PowerPoint, but I personally can't stand it and apparently, I'm not alone.
Our own Ethan Trex is doing a little writing on the side for Bill Simmons' new site, Grantland.
When I compiled the post 10 Stories of Lifesaving Dogs, I found more heroic dogs than I needed that day, plus quite a few other dogs that accomplished wonderful things.
A CIA analyst spent ten years tracking Osama bin Laden. Now that he's dead, we get a glimpse into how "John" caught up with the terrorist leader.
Singing the Blues usually involves tunes of sad tales. Picasso said his Blue Period was partially inspired by the suicide of his friend.
The good people over at The Atlantic recently reviewed the American Customer Satisfaction Index and compiled a list of the 19 Most Hated Companies in America.
As part of YouTube's entry into the online movie-streaming business, it has created something called OpenFlix -- a collection currently boasting 670 free, full-length movies.
Yesterday’s not guilty verdict for Casey Anthony ended her highly publicized trial. Here’s how life shook out for a few other acquitted defendants in high-profile trials.
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Plenty of people make their living as taxidermists, so I don't want to say -- and don't really agree -- that taxidermy is itself intrinsically creepy.