AJ on Alcohol


AJ on Alcohol


Morning Cup of Links: Olympic Losers

Miss Cellania

The 1993 murders were horrific, but there is still doubt about the guilt of the West Memphis Three.

The Late Movies: Amazing Rubik's Cube Solvers

Chris Higgins

After posting about a Lego machine that solves Rubik's Cubes this week, I've been wondering how fast people can do it.

How Do Aerial Skiers Perfect Their Jumps?

Ethan Trex

NBC's Olympics coverage will feature the finals of the women's aerials skiing tonight, and the men will finish their flying spins tomorrow night.

The Quick 10: 10 Stonehenge Substitutes

Stacy Conradt

Is Stonehenge on your list of places to visit someday?

Auto-Tune the News: The Turtle Fence

Chris Higgins

"The more I drink, the more this Congress is makin' sense," sings a member of the Auto-Tune the News crew in their latest episode.

Dante's Beach Inferno

Jill Harness

When you consider the fact that few people can even build structurally sound sandcastles (myself included), it's easy to see just why sand art is such an impressive medium.

Dietribes: Let's Ketchup Over Lunch

Allison Keene

"¢Â The origins of ketchup were apparently not tomato-based at all. And the origins of "catsup"? presents: HDYK? - {day 2}

David K. Israel

It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt! Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are happy to bring you the next How Did You Know? sponsored by the extraordinary video sharing site

Not Quite Medal-Worthy: 7 Winter Demonstration Sports

Ethan Trex

Through the 1992 games, most Olympics would feature a few demonstration sports, with no medals up for grabs.

Does Eating Slowly Help You Lose Weight?

Ransom Riggs

I don't know about you, but I'm a fast eater. I can spend two hours preparing a lavish meal, and still I'll wolf it down in under twenty minutes.

SNEAK PEEK #1: The Truth about Chickens

Mangesh Hattikudur

Our ninth annual 10 Issue hits newsstands next Tuesday, and to celebrate we'll be previewing it here all week.

Brother Against Brother: The Great Confederate Snowball Fight

Ethan Trex

History lessons on the American Civil War tend to focus on its depressing aspects: a divided country, rampant gangrene, and Ken Burns appear prominently in most classes.

Brain Game: Three Pairs

Brain Game regulars know that anagrams and numbers are two of my favorite subjects for creating puzzles. Today's challenge combines elements of both of these.

Morning Cup of Links: Defenestration

Miss Cellania

What it's like to live on food stamps as your only source of income. When welfare is limited and jobs are scarce, those least able to weather the storm are going to fall through the cracks.

A Brief History of Bulletproof Vests

Rob Lammle

When a 16th century European blacksmith finished making armor that was impervious to firearms, he fired a shot at the breastplate, denting it.