(2) Ben Franklin vs. (7) Hypatia

Tournament of Genius

(2) Benjamin Franklin Possibly the first great American genius, Franklin was many things. Statesman. Diplomat. Almanac writer. Bifocal inventor. Ill-timed flyer of kites.

(4) Galileo vs. (12) Matt Groening

Tournament of Genius

(4) Galileo It's tough to imagine science without Galileo's contributions, as evidenced by this terrific reel of nicknames: "The Father of Science," "The Father of Modern P

Friday Happy Hour: Let Me Ask Again

Jason English

I'm taking next week off to deal with all the fun and adventure of moving.

How Did You Know? - {day 4}

David K. Israel

Play for your chance to WIN a $100 shopping spree in our store! If you didn't hear, we're back with a totally redesigned, and retooled Trivia Hunt! Over the last 14 months, How Did You K

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Toilet Sausage Causes Prison Evacuation 130 inmates at the Clallam Bay Corrections Center in Washington state were evacuated Wednesday evening when smoke was seen coming out of a sewer vent.

Brain Game: AAA-Rated

I'm a AAA member, mainly because I'm not very good when it comes to auto repair.

(3) Michelangelo vs. (11) Adam Smith

Tournament of Genius

(3) Michelangelo When he was alive, people thought Michelangelo was the best artist in the world. Since his death in 1564, that esteem hasn't faded much.

Morning Cup of Links: Flea Circuses

Miss Cellania

The first photograph of Earthrise was taken in 1966 by NASA's robotic probe Lunar Orbiter 1.

One of the Nazarenes: Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld

Andréa Fernandes

Two hundred and fifteen years ago, Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld (1794-1872) was born.

7 Ridiculous Products Licensed by Major League Baseball

Ethan Trex

Last weekend the New York Times ran a really interesting article about Yankees Sod, a new product that's pretty much just what it sounds like: grass that's been licensed by the Bronx Bomber

The 5pm Quiz: Putting Eras in Order

Jason Plautz

Think back to your history classes for this one. You may remember that these eras happen, but do you know when they happened?

Layer Tennis: Art as Competition

Chris Higgins

We've discussed Layer Tennis before: it's a live online competition in which graphic designers trade art back and forth, building upon and changing the art during each fifteen-minute turn,

The Quick 10: 10 Facts About the Concorde

Stacy Conradt

Wikipedia says March 27, 1970, was first-ever flight of the Concorde. Not the program on HBO, I mean, but the actual jet.

(4) Aristotle vs. (5) Marie Curie

Tournament of Genius

(4) Aristotle Aristotle's academic lineage alone is enough to get him into the tournament. He was Plato's brightest pupil and tutored a young Alexander the Great.

The Unfinished Tribute to Crazy Horse

David Clark

This week, David Clark is our tour guide as we take a closer look at some of America's greatest monuments.