Tuesday Turnip

David K. Israel

The Tuesday Turnip is back! We gave it a BIG break to give the Internet time to catch up with us, which it has, which means all new interesting searches on Tuesdays!

The Quick 10: 10 People Who Hate Shakespeare

Stacy Conradt

Today's Quick 10 is from a book that never fails to inspire me when I need to brainstorm some lists - 5 People Who Died During Sex by Karl Shaw.

Strange Geographies: The Watts Towers

Ransom Riggs

Los Angeles doesn't have a Statue of Liberty. It can't boast an Eiffel Tower. But we do have one monument unlike anything else in the world: the Watts Towers.

6 Famous Folk Who Once Drove Taxis

David K. Israel

In some cities, driving a taxi is considered an important, valued, even elevated vocation. In London, for example, you need to study and train for about three years before you can get a license.

7 Flowcharts for Fun

Miss Cellania

I find myself drawn to flowcharts whether I understand them or not. Here's

Brain Game: Not Twenty

Enjoy today's Brain Game, and good luck! What's the final number in this sequence? 3, 7, 10, 11, 12, ? Here is the SOLUTION. SOLUTION: 17.

Morning Cup of Links: Faking Death

Miss Cellania

What Does it Take to Really Disappear?

Caption Contest No. 16 Finalists

David K. Israel

click cartoon to enlarge We combed through the nearly 100 entries and selected our favorites for you to cast your vote. So have it, and may the best horse

The Late Movies: Amazing Miniature Worlds

Ransom Riggs

The scenery in these videos may look miniaturized, but it's not -- it's the real world, shot with tilt-shift lenses (or using a post-processing technique that simulates their effect), which

Richard Feynman: "I Can Live With Doubt"

Chris Higgins

Here's a provocative little clip of physicist Richard Feynman talking about uncertainty. What an odd topic, right?

Whatever Happened to the Prince Spaghetti Kid?

Kara Kovalchik

Anthony Martignetti was nine years old when his family emigrated from Italy to the United States in 1966.

The Quick 10: 10 Pirate Myths and Surprises

Stacy Conradt

I was in Chicago for Lollapalooza two weekends ago "“ Armchair Fieldtrip coming soon "“ and, being the nerd that I am, would have been excited about making time to visit the Field Museum no

An Open Letter to the Occupants of a House on the Nintendo Game Paperboy

Jason English

I get a kick out of the 'Open Letters' series on McSweeney's, and I spent a few solid years mastering the GameBoy version of Paperboy.

A Brief History of Braces

In the Beginning

A word to all the pre-teens out there who are suffering through constant taunts of "metalmouth": at least you're in good company.

8 Uses of the @ symbol on Twitter

David K. Israel

Ever wonder how the symbol "˜@' can mean so many different things on Twitter? I did, and spent some time poking around online to find the answers.