Obsessive nose picking is called rhinotillexomania.
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.
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.
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.
Whether you're looking to glow in the dark, 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
Given how many horrendous karaoke performances we've been subjected to, we weren't at all surprised to learn that the guy who invented the karaoke machine can't sing, can't read mu
By March, I am very tired of cold temperatures, and looking for ways to make next winter more tolerable.
Invented by a National Geographic marine biologist in 1987, the "crittercam" is a small camera rig that can be attached to a wide range of animals, allowing scientists to study never-before-
Before today's Brain Game, a heartfelt salute to the late Paul Harvey. Perhaps more than anyone else, he's the man who got me interested in journalism, trivia, and storytelling.
A school teacher went for a jog and the next thing she knows, she's been rescued from New York Harbor -three weeks later.
You know the names, but do you know where those names came from? Here are the stories behind the naming of TiVo, BlackBerry and more — including what they were almost called.