History of the U.S.: Benedict Arnold: He Coulda Been a Contender

Stacy Conradt

His name instantly summons images of betrayal by candlelight. But what exactly did Benedict Arnold


David K. Israel


Contest Winners!

Andréa Fernandes

Last month, we asked for more amazing facts like this one: Forty is the only number that, when spelled out, has its letters in alphabetical order. We got an amazing response in the comments, but t


Ransom Riggs

One-sheets are what movie marketing people call movie posters. It's what you see hanging in movie theater lobbies, plastered on billboards, and (with some variations) on the DVD box.

Brain Game: Math Square #43

The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9. Each digit should appear only once in this main grid (the red square). One number is provided for you.

Morning Cup of Links: Ghost Ops

Miss Cellania

How ghosts, superstitions, and vampires have been used for psychological warfare.

The Number of the Day: 700

Andréa Fernandes

Giant clams embed themselves in the seafloor and never move.

The World Equestrian Games

Andréa Fernandes

The 2010 World Equestrian Games kicked off yesterday in Kentucky with a star-studded opening ceremony featuring Muhammad Ali, Wynonna Judd, opera star Denyce Graves, and Irish tenor Ronan Tynan.

I’m Dying to See That Movie

Colin Patrick

The best part about watching a horror film is that no matter how grisly and gruesome it gets, you can still tell yourself that it's all just make-believe.

The World's Oldest Animals

Jill Harness

Can you imagine owning a goldfish that lived to be over 43 years old?

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Andréa Fernandes

Weekend Links: Shoes You Can Eat

Allison Keene

Who needs trading cards showcasing successful, fit athletes when you can have Geek of the Week cards instead? I want some of these to put in my spokes!

The World’s 8 Weirdest National Holidays

Jill Harness

Whether it means a day off or just an excuse to celebrate, Americans love holidays, even preposterous ones such as National Miniature Golf Day, but we’re not the only ones.

The Late Movies: Ferret Frenzy

Miss Cellania

A pet ferret is a laugh a minute. More than one pet ferret means constant giggles for as long as you can stand them! Extreme Ferrets Ferret

The Quick 10: Proper Names With Punctuation

Stacy Conradt

Happy Punctuation Day! To help my fellow word nerds celebrate, today’s Q10 focuses on people and places with strange punctuation in their names. Perhaps I’ll start going by St@cy Conradt… 1.