Your Fact Fix


Your Fact Fix


The New Issue Is Out!

Mangesh & Jason

The new issue is out and it's really, really fun. Need a belated Father's Day present? Make Dad happy and buy him a subscription. Looking for a good graduation gift? Look no further.

The Number of the Day: 2

Jason English

Steven Spielberg, who helped design the Jurassic Park ride, among others, gets about 2% of gross receipts from Universal's theme parks in Florida and Japan.

Brain Game: Two Ways Out

Naturally, states may share borders along land or bodies of water. Given this information (and feel free to consult a map if necessary): Three U.S.

Morning Cup of Links: VJ Day in Color

Miss Cellania

The Dunning-Kruger Effect is seen when incompetent people are too incompetent to know that they are incompetent. Then every competent person who learns of it worries that it may apply to them.

The Late Movies: Musical Saws and Barbed Wire Fences

Ransom Riggs

I love the eerie sound of the musical saw, and it made me wonder what other unusual instruments are out there. As usual, YouTube has plenty of examples, and these are some of my favorites.

Making of Pixar's "Day & Night" Short

Chris Higgins

Like all Pixar films, Toy Story 3 features a short film before the feature. The new short is called Day & Night.

Next Week Is Reader-Submitted Quiz Week!!

Jason English

We're overdue for another edition of Reader-Submitted Quiz Week. Let's do that starting next Monday. Here's how it works: 1.

State Symbols Trivia Contest Results

Jason English

Time to wrap up our official state symbols trivia contest, which was inspired by reader Harry's comment that Oklahoma's state vegetable is the watermelon.

Sneak Peek #6: How to See in a Black Hole

Mangesh & Jason

The new issue hits stands Tuesday, and the cover story features the 50 Most Interesting Places in the Space-Time Continuum.

100 Years of Scoreboard Watching

Scott Allen

Scoreboards have come a long way since the turn of the 20th century, when operators climbed ladders to update boards with chalk or hang a different number to indicate the start of a new inning or quar

That Very First Movie

David K. Israel

Fantasia was originally released in 1940. Then, in 1946, Disney released it again taking out some of the live-action that was slowing the film pacing down.

Sneak Peek #5: Inside a Barrel with Harry Houdini

Mangesh & Jason

The new issue hits stands next Tuesday, and the cover story features the 50 Most Interesting Places in the Space-Time Continuum.

The Number of the Day: 42,000

Will Treece

The number of tennis balls used at Wimbledon is roughly 42,000. Related Fact: According to The Telegraph, 1,540 gallons of cream consumed by Wimbledon patrons each year.

The Cemetery Where They Clean the Bones

Ransom Riggs

Maid service is included for the residents of Pomuch Cemetery in Campeche, Mexico, where a tradition dating back to Mayan times makes for a really memorable Dia de los Muertos.

Brain Game: Math Square #30

The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9. Each digit should appear only once in this main grid. Two of these numbers are already provided for you.