Tuesday Turnip


Tuesday Turnip


Safety first?


Safety first?


Morning Cup of Links: Intelligent Fribbles

Miss Cellania

Which one of these fribbles looks more intelligent? How you answer may have more to do with whether you are left-handed than with your judgment. (via Metafilter) * Love in the Time of Leprosy.

The Late Movies: 9 Great Movie Monologues

Mario Marsicano

When I look back at some of my favorite moments in film, I realize a lot of them happen to be monologues.

The 5pm Quiz: Eyeball the Island

Sandy and Kara

On the left are outlines of ten well-known islands, and your job is to match them up with the island name on the right. Good luck! Take the Quiz: Eyeball the

The Quick 10: 10 Famous Trees

Stacy Conradt

Tomorrow is the anniversary of the day the world lost one of its oldest living organisms.

Robot Hands Jamming on a Bouncy Ball

Chris Higgins

Here's further proof that eventually, robots will become our masters and we'll just serve as food for them, or, if we're lucky, we'll be their pets.

The Origins of 6 Great American Songs

Ethan Trex

Every school-aged kid learns that Francis Scott Key penned the words to "The Star-Spangled Banner" while watching the British navy pound Fort McHenry during the War of 1812.

What Makes a City "Liveable"?

Ransom Riggs

I just got back from five days in Oregon, mostly in Portland (AKA Stumptown, Bridgetown, the City of Roses, the Metropolis of Aggressively Bohemian Baristas) -- a place I lived for ten months seven ye

The Queen Owns The Swans (And Other Swan Stories)

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown, at least when it comes to the British monarchy: In addition to being the reigning queen of 16 Commonwealth realms and the Paramount Chief of Fiji, engaging i

Presidential Gifts on

Jason English

Scott Allen's article on weird presidential gifts is climbing the Most Popular chart on (currently at #7).

How Did You Know Dawn Lester and Patrick Mooney?

David K. Israel

I'm happy to announce a winner to our last How Did You Know? 5-day trivia hunt. Please meet Dawn Lester and Patrick Mooney from St.

No Politics Allowed: Health Care

Jenny Drapkin

Two things in life are inevitable—birth and death—and they both fall in the domain of the health care system.

Creatively Speaking: GoodSearch's Ken Ramberg

David K. Israel

In 1988, before the Internet was widely available to college students, Ken Ramberg and his mother Connie, founded a service called JobTRAK.

7 More Mysterious Ape-men

Miss Cellania

When I began to research cryptid apelike creatures from around the world, I was amazed at how many there were, from almost every corner of the earth.

Brain Game: Two Boys

Today's Brain Game is a riddle. The solution doesn't involve any real trickery; just a keen mind and careful reading.

Morning Cup of Links: Choose an Apocalypse

Miss Cellania

After Combat, Victims of an Inner War.