Fredric Baur invented the Pringles can. When he died in 2008, his ashes were buried in one.
Blood rivers, stone forests and perched pillars of chalk may sound like features of an alien planet dreamed up as a set for a new SyFy show, but our own Mother Earth is a lot stranger and less predict
Setting up a new blog is simple and free if you use public platforms like Blogger or Wordpress or Twitter.
A kid at my son's playground recently got a nasty shiner and I overheard a nanny telling the kid's mom that she should put a cold steak on the eye to help with the swelling.
Welcome to the Thursday Brain Game.
8 Animals That Ran for Government Office.
Before Borat, before BrÃ¼no, there was Ali G, a character created by Sacha Baron Cohen to satirize various political and social issues through interviews with public figures.
One of the best perks of blogging here is all the free stuff people send me. Like, today, for instance, I opened my mail and found one of the more attractive books I've ever laid eyes on.
Works that we consider classics - or at the very least valuable contributions to society - haven't always been seen as such.
"I want to be as well-informed as I can possibly be before I die" -John Cleese, in a speech on creativity, sleeping on problems, rewrites, and creating "tortoise enclosures" for yo
"V-J Day, Times Square, 1945,"
a.k.a. "The Kiss" Alfred Eisenstaedt,
Here's a TV-Holic tribute to some familiar faces who served their country. Happy Veterans Day to all our men and women in uniform, then and now!
Butterflies are some of the only insects that are still adored by even the most squeamish people.
If you've tried our Math Square challenges, here's something new to the Brain Game that you might also enjoy: a number block puzzle.
Each of the nine squares inside the main red grid should
23 geeky QWERTY-inspired designs. Think of it as a Christmas gift list for the typist, writer, graphic designer, or printer who has everything. (via the Presurfer)
The Education of Little Fraud.
I can't begin to imagine how hard it would be to leave my family for months at a time, especially if my destination were Iraq or Afghanistan.