Tuesday Turnip


Tuesday Turnip


Kissing booths


Kissing booths


Democracy on the High Seas: How Pirates Rocked the Vote

the mag

by Alisson Clark Sure, they did their fair share of burning and looting. But who knew pirates were ahead of our Founding Fathers when it came to good

Photo Realistic Works of Art

Jill Harness

In a world where digital cameras can be cheaper than a fancy dinner, a lot of people take realistic art for granted.

The Largest Record Collection in the World, Still for Sale

Chris Higgins

In December, I came across The Last Living American Veteran of WWI, an interview with Frank Buckles, the eponymous veteran.

8 Quick Facts About the $100 Bill

Greg Sabin

1. The $100 is the highest value bill in circulation in the United States.

Friday Happy Hour: What's Your Ideal Birth Year?

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. Very casual.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Wayne Newton

Ethan Trex

You don't earn a nickname like "Mr. Las Vegas" without leading a pretty interesting life.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Escaping Prisoner Becomes Stuck 42-year-old Roberto Carrillo didn't want to be in jail for New Years Eve.

Brain Game: Pass to Play

By changing one letter at a time to form new words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert the word PASS into the word PLAY in seven (or fewer) steps.

The Many Uses of Greenscreen

Ransom Riggs

Also known as chromakey (or bluescreen), it used to be something that was reserved mainly for high-flying, blockbuster effects films.

Morning Cup of Links: Goat Trauma

Miss Cellania

If you've been traumatized by a goat, help is available.

The Late Movies: Memorable College Football Plays

Mark Arminio

In honor of tonight's BCS National Championship game, tonight's Late Movies take a look at some memorable college football plays. In this year's Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, undefeated

The Quick 10: 10 Really Pricey Books

Stacy Conradt

I have this fantasy that I am harboring a rare, insanely valuable first edition of some obscure book somewhere on my overstuffed bookshelves.

The 5pm Quiz: Hall of Fame Hats

Scott Allen

Yesterday, former Expos & Cubs slugger Andre Dawson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

What Exactly Is a Crimson Tide?

Scott Allen

Last month, Scott Allen wrote about the origins of the nicknames of the 10 schools in BCS bowls.

A Fruit Fly Walks Into a Bar...

Meghan Holohan

Big news in the field of alcoholic fruit fly research—when fruit flies are offered unlimited amounts of alcohol, they drink until they pass out.