The Quick 10: The 10 Coldest Days in the Continental U.S.

Stacy Conradt

Do we have any _flossers from Stanley, Idaho? If so, you have put me to shame.

The Deep Green Sea

Chris Higgins

Last week, President Bush declared large parts of the Pacific Ocean as marine national monuments, permanently restricting commercial usage (like fishing and oil exploration) in those areas.

Secrets of Past Elections Revealed! (2000)

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

After every presidential election since 1984, Newsweek has printed the best gossipy stories, revealing all the whining and backbiting of America's greatest spectacle.

No Small Tales - Kissing Babies

David K. Israel

Periodically over the last few years, Mangesh and I have talked about trying some short stories on the _floss.

Little House on the Prairie

Kara Kovalchik

When the Bonanza left the airwaves after 14 successful years, Michael "Little Joe" Landon went looking for a new project.

12 Star-Powered College Roommates

Jason Plautz

Plenty of college students fret about their roommates, complaining about how they smell bad or steal Pop Tarts.

The World's Longest Exposures

Ransom Riggs

My digital camera thinks a long exposure is a few seconds.

Brain Game: Le Jeu de le Cerveau

Today, Kara crafted a 5 Questions quiz in which each question contains the name of a Canadian city, so I thought I'd match her by coming up with a Brain Game about our neighbor to the north.

Our Next Book Giveaway: Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents

Jason English

Love, love, love the timed quizzes. Please keep them coming "“ something about the combination of the seconds counting down and entering guesses into a text box is terribly satisfying.

The Origins of the Periodic Table

In the Beginning

It's Elemental Contrary to schoolyard rumors, no one created the periodic table just to torture you—it all started with the elements.

The Quick 10: 10 Leaders Under the Influence

Stacy Conradt

If we heard reports of George W. Bush or Barack Obama waking up and having a martini before going about their daily routines, there would definitely be an uproar.

More Book Contest Winners

Jason English

Let's resolve our Anything for a Vote giveaways. There were two separate challenges: 1. You've been elected President (congratulations!), and you've decided to shake things up.

More Reviews of New Food

Chris Higgins

Way back in April of 2007 I pointed you to McSweeney's Reviews of New Food. These reviews veer from hyperliterary nostalgia-laced foodpoems (The Laughing Cow Light Cheese Wedges: "If P.E.

Anyone Can Play Guitar - Lesson No. 11

David K. Israel

Today we're starting you off with some basic finger picking, using the R.E.M.

Do Pelicans Deserve Their Cruel Fate?

Ransom Riggs

Death is stalking the pelicans of America's West Coast.