Why Don't School Buses Have Seat Belts?

Ethan Trex


Genius on Tape!

Mangesh Hattikudur

Neatorama published these gorgeous art pieces last week, and I couldn't help but republish them here.

8 Cracking Facts About Wallace & Gromit (and an exhibit you have to check out!)

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Wallace and Gromit are national heroes in the U.K.

What Is Catnip & Why Are Cats Crazy For It?

Matt Soniak

Your cat probably knows it as Catnip or Catmint.

Timelapse Garden Video Camera

Miss Cellania

I am planning a major home renovation this year. I would like to make a time-lapse video of the process.

Brain Game: Legal Twice Over

Your intrepid Brain Games composer turned 42 years old on Sunday. You Douglas Adams fans tell me - does that mean I should understand the meaning of life, the universe, and everything?

Morning Cup of Links: Hyperopia

Miss Cellania

The idea that having children will make you happy is an illusion. However, the pursuit of happiness is not the only reason we reproduce. (via Metafilter) * The manliest way to love cats.

Where Did The Easter Bunny Come From?

Matt Soniak

Most Popular: M.C. Escher

Andréa Fernandes


5 Movies About Underhanded Financial Shenanigans

Greg Sabin

If you're tired of hearing about the financial misdeeds of Bernie Madoff, greedy AIG executives, and unscrupulous mortgage lenders, then it's time you got away from it all by watching a few

(2) Thomas Edison vs. (7) Nikola Tesla

Tournament of Genius

(2) Thomas Edison The sheer scope of Edison's inventiveness is staggering. The Wizard of Menlo Park held a record 1,093 patents when he died in 1931.

The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

Here's a bizarre little gem from Flossy Friend Jeff over at Chicago Magazine. The song involves state capitals, dinosaurs, punk rock, and 10,000 M&Ms ...

(1) Leonardo Da Vinci vs. (8) Sigmund Freud

Tournament of Genius

(1) Leonardo Da Vinci Even if he hadn't diversified his brain so thoroughly, Leonardo might still be on this list for his achievements in any single field.

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

(3) Rene Descartes vs. (6) The Wright Brothers

Tournament of Genius

(3) Rene Descartes The Frenchman is no easy matchup given his resume: Father of modern philosophy.