Morning Cup of Links: UFOs and Wrestlers

Miss Cellania

You probably remember how the Berlin Wall fell, but do you know how and why it was erected?

The Quick 10: The Surprisingly Sordid History of the OED (and other facts)

Stacy Conradt

In February 1884, the first volume - A through Ant - of the Oxford English Dictionary was published.

The Late Movies: Horrible Alarm Clocks

Chris Higgins

We've written about unusual and annoying alarm clocks before -- but we've never brought you a Late Movies video roundup of them. What follows is truly annoying and horrible.

How Did You Know Chelsea Tymms and Alexi Runnels?

David K. Israel

We had a lot of fun giving away daily neatorama prizes this month! We hope you continue to enjoy this new aspect of the game. Thanks for being active on the Facebook page.

The Cleveland Curse

Bud Shaw

Help. Somebody. Anybody. Dr. Phil. Marie Laveau's House of Voodoo. Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

The Frightening History of Eugenics in America

Ransom Riggs

Yesterday I wrote about an American breakfast cereal magnate who was a prominent eugenicist around the turn of the last century.

Desert Bus: This is a Long Driving Game for Someone With Nothing To Think About

Chris Higgins

Desert Bus is a horrible, horrible driving game -- and it was meant to be. In the game, you're tasked with driving a bus from Tucson to Las Vegas.

At the Libraries: Cult Movies as Little Golden Books

Miss Kathleen

Every week, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there's something fun going on in your local library, leave us a

How the Cardinal Directions Got Their Names

Matt Soniak

While we were wading through the origins of the names of the U.S. states last fall, reader Brit asked me where the North in North Carolina and North Dakota came from.

10 Movie-Inspired Cakes Worth Filming

Jill Harness

Whether prepping for a geeky friend’s birthday party, celebrating the release of a film you’ve been dying to see or as part of a fun wedding reception, movie-themed cakes are always in good taste.”The

Brain Game: Baby, It's Cold Outside

Chilled to the bone from my very first full-fledged blizzard, the inspiration behind this week's Wednesday Word Ladder isn't tough to figure out.

Was Tyler Durden Trading Places?

Colin Patrick

One of the reasons that Fight Club is among my favorite movies is the fact that every time I watch it, I notice something I’d previously overlooked – the discovery of which opens up all kinds of new m

Morning Cup of Links: True Myths

Miss Cellania

Darcy Padilla documented Julia's life in words and photographs over an 18 year span. The grind of poverty, drugs, HIV, and childbirth played itself out over and over for all of us to see.

The Late Movies: "Whip It" Covers

Matt Soniak

Devo's "Whip It" has one hand reaching out to the future (a Minimoog synthesizer drives the tune and a six oscillator synthesizer, custom-made for the band by Moog Music, provides the l

The Quick 10: 10 Facts About Green Bay, AKA the Toilet Paper Capital of the World

Stacy Conradt

Fair is fair - we couldn't pay a virtual visit to Steel City without also roadtripping to Titletown, USA, now could we?