Fredric Baur invented the Pringles can. When he died in 2008, his ashes were buried in one.
This video has been making the rounds lately, but I haven't seen a lot of accurate descriptions of what exactly is going on in it.
NOTE: Okay, I wrote a clunker. My apologies.
National Geographic Explores the Gulf Oil Spill. Read how it happened (and better yet, why) in a clear narrative without panic or sound bites.
In 2000, FAO Schwarz sold a one-of-a-kind Monopoly set for $100,000.
Two weeks ago I brought you The Late Movies: Baffling "Next on Mad Men" Clips, which seemed to strike a chord with other bloggers -- it was picked up by the New York Times as well as our fri
Every Wednesday, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.
To counter yesterday’s “10 Movies Roger Ebert Really Hated” post, today we’re checking out a few movies he really loved. Here's what h`e had to say about them.
1. Batman Begins, four stars.
I didn't really think the world of advertising was all that fascinating -- until I started watching Mad Men a few years ago. Now I can't get enough.
Reader Adam from Fairfax, Virginia, wrote in to ask, "How did the US states get their names?" This week, we're tackling the origins and meaning of the names 10 states at a time.
Salem Village sent a request to Britain for permission to incorporate as a town, but it was returned with the rejecting message “The King Unwilling.” In 1757, the determined residents ignored His Maje
Everyone's favorite kids' show is embracing new media: Sesame Street has a Tumblr.
Colors affect us. No question there, right?
The gestation period for a killer whale is 17 months.
Five-by-Five puzzles aren't difficult, they're just an exercise for the noggin. Enjoy! Place the following words and names into a 5 × 5 grid so that they link together.