On That Date


On That Date


Tattoo you


Tattoo you


(1) Thomas Jefferson vs. (2) Ben Franklin

Tournament of Genius

The Breakdown An epic clash between two Founding Fathers!

(1) Isaac Newton vs. (3) Louis Pasteur

Tournament of Genius

The Breakdown Pasteur is fresh off of his upset of Shakespeare, but a matchup against Sir Isaac Newton hardly gives him a chance to catch his breath.

(1) Einstein vs. (2) Plato

Tournament of Genius

The Breakdown Any competition between guys who go by one-word names is going to be tight, and this one's no exception.

Cows on a Boat

Mangesh Hattikudur

A couple days back, The Cellar featured this wonderful old pic of cows being transported by boat in Giethoorn, Netherlands.

How many times can a piece of paper be recycled?

Matt Soniak

The recycling logo "“ those three arrows going around in an endless loop "“ is lying to you.

The Science of Spicy: Four Amazing Things Chili Peppers Can Do

Maggie Koerth-Baker

The hottest thing about chili peppers isn't the way they taste; it's everything else they can do for you. 1. They Strangle

The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

Since there's no such thing as a Lego overload, I'm sure you'll all enjoy browsing 48 of the Coolest, Stylish and Most Creative Lego Creations (Thanks Kolja!) * For the ones who love

The 5pm Quiz(zes): Name x in y Minutes

Mangesh & Jason

The Quick 10: 10 Hermits

Stacy Conradt

Don't you ever have days where you'd just like to chuck it all and go live in a hut in Hawaii or something? I know lots of hermits end up in the mountains, but that's not for me.

Disposable Suits and Paper Underpants

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

On some level, it makes sense: Clothing made out of fabric is expensive. Clothing made out of paper is cheap and, after you're tired of wearing it, you can just throw is away.

Little Red Riding Hood as an Infographic

Chris Higgins

For today's geeky video pleasure, I bring you a version of Little Red Riding Hood reinterpreted as a series of infographics.

(3) Rene Descartes vs. (7) Nikola Tesla

Tournament of Genius

The Breakdown Tesla zapped his old rival Edison in the second round, but how will he fare against the father of modern philosophy?

5 Classic Movie Moments That Weren't in the Script

Mark Juddery

Here are five great unscripted scenes that our movie memories couldn't do without. 1. Beginning a beautiful

Why Do We Say "Cheese" When Having Our Photo Taken?

Matt Soniak

We're not sure when or where a photographer first asked his subjects to state the name of the delicious dairy product, but we do know that when you say "cheese," the corners of your mo

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Drunk Driving a Barstool 28-year-old Kile Wygle of Newark, Ohio was arrested for drunk driing -on a barstool! The barstool on wheels was powered by a lawn mower engine.