neatorama presents: HDYK? – {day 1}

David K. Israel

It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt! We're going Monday-Wednesday this week because of the holiday week as co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I bring you the next How Did You Know?

The Case Against Homework

Ransom Riggs

There's a movement out there, among a disgruntled faction of parents, which argues that kids in America have been saddled with too much homework.

The Thanksgiving Turkey Cake

Jill Harness

While we're still years away from housing an entire meal inside of a gumball, a la Willy Wonka, a recent Chow article shows just how to incorporate a whole Thanksgiving meal into one cake. If

Brain Game: Math Square #51

The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9. Each digit should appear only once in this main grid (the red square).

Morning Cup of Links: Scaredy Cats

Miss Cellania

The Case of the Vanishing Blonde. A story worthy of Sherlock Holmes, but which happens to be true. (via Metafilter) * How well do you use apostrophes?

Putin's New Puppy and Other Snuggly Diplomatic Gifts

Sydney Beveridge

© Pierre Marsaut/ZUMA Press/Corbis Last week, during their meeting about the South Stream gas transit pipeline and other large-scale energy projects, Bulgarian Premier Boyko Borisov gave Russian Pr

Weekend Links: Captain Nemo or Captain Crunch?

Allison Keene

I've been traveling a lot for work lately and would love to get the kind of singing reception that an improv group did at Heathrow when I return to Hartsfield-Jackson!

Good Times in Chicago

Jason English

We're having a grand old time showing off Split Decision at the Chicago Toy & Game Fair.

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

Woody's Winners, NFL Week 11

NFL WEEK ELEVEN We say goodbye to bye weeks in Week 11, returning to a full schedule of 16 games per week for the remainder of the 2010 NFL season.

Weekend Links: Why Humans Can't Feel Time

Allison Keene

From reader Cathy in Japan comes an amazing set of links: "In Japan many people stop during the day for a daily "exercise time" known as "Rajio Taiso" (radio exercise).

The Late Movies: Thermite

Miss Cellania

Thermite is a mixture of metal and rust that somehow react at extremely high temperatures. There are many formulas for thermite. All are dangerous.

The Quick 10: 10 Offices Cooler Than Yours (probably)

Stacy Conradt

I’m not complaining about where I work – I spend my days in a pretty cool building. But it’s no Google. Then again, not much is.

Here Lies Harry Potter

Colin Patrick

After they’ve read all of the books, seen all of the movies, and visited the theme park, what else is a diehard Harry Potter fan to do but visit the grave of Harry Potter himself. Sure the young wi

What New Holiday Should We Create?

Jason English

Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.