Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

8 Other Unusual Holidays

David K. Israel

Me hearties, today is the 14th annual international Talk Like a Pirate Day! So how aarrr yee all celebratin'? Let us know!

Online Dating Site Reveals Rules for "First Contact" Derived From Data

Chris Higgins

Okay, so I've been on an online date or two.

The Quick 7: 7 Changes Coming to Disney World

Stacy Conradt

A week ago, Disney announced some pretty major changes to its Orlando park.

Making a Piranha Plant

David K. Israel

My pal Jamie Margary made this awesome Piranha plant. Check it

5 Things You Didn't Know About Slash

Ethan Trex

You know him as the top-hat-wearing lead guitarist for Guns N'Roses, Slash's Snakepit, and Velvet Revolver.

Remembering Our Favorite Laugh-In Stars

Kara Kovalchik

Henry Gibson passed away last Monday at age 73.

Friday Happy Hour: 5 Questions From the Archives

Jason English

Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want. Very casual.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

470 Feet of Extension Cord Leads to Arrest 23-year-old Asher Woodworth was arrested in Bennington, Vermont while trying to steal the giant pepper off the roof of the local Chili's Restaurant.

Brain Game: East Side

Today's Brain Game depicts a map of (roughly) the eastern half of the United States. Certain states have been highlighted in yellow. Can you determine what they have in common?

Strange Geographies: The Little Town That Los Angeles Killed

Ransom Riggs

There are lots of dry lake beds in California, and to the untrained eye, Owens Dry Lake is just like the rest.

Morning Cup of Links: Sewage Power!

Miss Cellania

Carl Jung's final book might actually be published after almost a hundred years. Those who've read it say it's a work of genius, or maybe psychosis.

The Late Movies: The Flaming Lips!

Mark Arminio

Last night, one of my favorite bands, the Flaming Lips, appeared on The Colbert Report in support of their upcoming album, Embryonic.  Taking "weird" as a compliment, this collection of mus

BBC's "Story of Maths" Documentary

Chris Higgins

Looking for a fun documentary on math?

The Quick 10: 10 Movies Shot on Location

Stacy Conradt

There's a movie filming in town right now - it's called Smitty and stars Mira Sorvino and Peter Fonda.