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I heard wrong


Found Objects


Found Objects


Our First Nerd President?

Chris Higgins

An important moment in nerd history took place three days ago.

The Quick 10: The 10 Best-Selling LPs of All Time

Stacy Conradt

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Oh, North Korea.

Mangesh Hattikudur

News of the tragic Iran election protests is dominating headlines everywhere. It's the lead story at the NY Times, CNN, the BBC and most other international news sources.

5 Familiar Numbers and the Logic Behind Them

Casey Johnston

Given how digital the world has become, we are hardly bothered by having to deal with one string of numbers after the next: credit card numbers, social security numbers, IP addresses and so on.

Get a Cluedo: The Wonderful Story of Everyone's Favorite Mystery Game

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

A few days ago, I was in the grocery store when I came across a board game promising endless hours of family fun called "Cluedo." To my surprise, the game parked at the endcap was the Briti

How to Console Your Very Obese Planet

Mangesh Hattikudur

In one of the stranger headlines I've read today, New Scientist is reporting that several planets struggle with obesity issues.

Snow Way!

Mangesh Hattikudur

At first, I just assumed that these giant dinner mints were man-made.

Magazine Sneak Peek!: Winston Churchill's Incredible Prison Break

the mag

Last week, The New York Times reported that journalist David Rohde, who had been kidnapped by the Taliban and held for 7 months in the mountains of Afghanistan, escaped with a fellow captive by jumpin

National Geographic Duet Travel Phone

Miss Cellania

I grew up reading National Geographic magazine. Later, I watched the NatGeo channel on TV, then became addicted to their website.

Brain Game: Head to Foot

Thanks for your patience as technical work on our site continues. Please pardon the occasional outages, and rest assured that we'll have our Mr.

Strange Geographies: Salvation Mountain

Ransom Riggs

California's Mojave Desert is an enormous, undulating swath of brown, gray and alkali white; driving through it is such a monochromatic experience that you almost feel like you could go into colo

Morning Cup of Links: Office Goat

Miss Cellania

The Learjet Repo Man. How one man collected a plane guarded by white supremacists in another state during a snowstorm. (via Cynical-C) * The 15 Funniest Vampire Movies.

Upgrades in Progress

Jason English

We're finishing up a few site updates tonight, and during this process you might not be able to leave comments. The discussion embargo will be lifted as soon as we're done.

Four Fathers on Father's Day

Kara Kovalchik

This Sunday, we pay tribute to fathers of all types: biological fathers, adoptive fathers, foster dads, and father figures.

The Casual Fan's Guide to the College World Series

Scott Allen

Beginning Monday, LSU and Texas will square off in the best-of-three championship series at the 63rd College World Series.