The inventors of Bubble Wrap were originally trying to make plastic wallpaper.
I'm happy to announce a winner to our last How Did You Know? trivia hunt. First-timer Natt Supab was the first of dozens who had all the correct answers. Congrats Natt!
Over the past few years, we've cranked out hundreds of quizzes. Chances are you haven't aced them all just yet. We'll be re-running a quiz from the archives each day at 5pm.
Technically, it's more like, "10 Fake Brands and Numbers and License Plates Used by the Entertainment Industry" but that's pretty wordy for a title.
Whether you're looking to become invisible, swallow a sword, quit smoking, find Atlantis, get out of jury duty, buy the Moon, sink a battleship, perform your own surgeries, or become a ninja, our
Meme alert: Twitter users have started reversing narratives.
Square Root Day is when the month and the day are the square root of the year. It only happens nine times in a century, and today (3-3-09) is one of those
Many readers commented that they enjoyed the "movie quote" Brain Game we offered about a month ago, so we're bringing it back as an occasional entry.
Some of you might recall our post last year on Seven incredibly specific dating sites. There was one category left off the list, however: animal lovers!
Most people who go to college major in a fairly typical subject like English, communications, or biology. But some colleges offer majors that are a bit more unusual.
It seems like every time I turn around, some other notable person is lamenting their losses in Bernard Madoff's now-infamous Ponzi scheme.
Ross and Sally Russell built their home with a sliding cover. With a touch of a button, it becomes a glass home to let sunlight in. More here. (via Metafilter)
They Paid You For That?
If you've made it this far, I commend you! One more puzzle to solve and you're home free.
1. Alec Baldwin is really Alexander Rae Baldwin III. Before he was a big star, he went by "Alex."
2. Tom Cruise was born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV.