The inventors of Bubble Wrap were originally trying to make plastic wallpaper.
If Goldilocks went furniture shopping, I'm guessing this seat would feel just right.
The horrifying crash of Air France flight 447 was still all too fresh in everyone's mind when Yemenia Airways flight 626 plunged into the Indian Ocean.
Today is the anniversary that Zachary Taylor died, just a year into his term and a few days after the Fourth of July festivities that may have been his undoing. The culprit? A bowl of cherries.
How do they measure the calorie content of food? When you lose weight, where does it go?
With Jay Leno filling NBC's 10:00 time slot every night next season, the days of Must See TV are almost certainly over. How much do you remember of NBC's previous Thursday night domination?
I tend to be a little superstitious. For instance, when I make changes to my files, I'll use normal, ascending nomenclature for each consecutive draft (e.g.
The only animals that can truly fly are birds, insects, and one type of mammal, which is of course the bat.
WeÂ received someÂ fun entries for possible future puzzles for the Brain Game, but we could use more. If you have one,Â please send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
14 Basic Skills All Men Should Possess. I am assuming they mean "men" as in mankind, since these are skills all women should have as well.
The story of prisoner F95488.
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Ryan Dempster just hit the disabled list with a fractured big right toe he suffered while trying to hurdle the dugout railing to go celebrate a Cubs win.
If you enjoyed yesterday's post Richard Feynman Explains Trains, here are some more clips from the same interview -- from a 1983 BBC program called Fun to Imagine.
First up, Feynman explains w
Let's see if you can guess where some notable people earned their undergraduate degrees.
Obviously, America would be in trouble. We'd have to subsist off of what we have stockpiled and what we can drill for domestically. But the government has planned ahead.
On Monday I pointed to The Fog of War, an Errol Morris documentary about Robert McNamara, former US Secretary of Defense during the Vietnam era.
Ever had a day so crazy you just wanted to stop the world and get off for awhile? When I have those days, I start imagining a door.