Documentaries I Like: POSSESSED

Chris Higgins

POSSESSED is a short documentary (21 minutes) by director Martin Hampton, showing the private lives of compulsive hoarders -- people who collect or save things far beyond reasonable limits.

Brain Game: Dark Seas

On a personal note, I've been experiencing nightmares over the last several months - more than usual - and I haven't been able to pin down the cause.

Morning Cup of Links: The Cats Duet

Miss Cellania

Children Full of Life. An extraordinary 4th grade class in Japan, where Mr. Kanamori encourages children to write about and share their feelings. Once you start watching, you won't want to stop.

The 5pm Quiz: On the Money

Allison Keene

Although they are still technically legal tender, high-denomination bills like the $1000 and $5000 were last printed in 1945.

The Quick 10: Thanks for the Memories

Stacy Conradt

It was this day six years ago that the world lost one of its greatest entertainers "“ Bob Hope. He had a good run, though "“ he was 100 years old when he died.

12 Pickle Facts Everyone Should Immediately Commit to Memory

Special Guest Star

By Shannon Cothran People have been eating pickles ever since the Mesopotamians started making them way back in 2400 B.C.E. Here are some even more important things you should know about

Twilight: The Author, the Rabid Fans, and the Strange Things the Books Inspired

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

For four days this week, July 30 through August 2, Dallas is playing host to the most rabid fan base outside Red Sox Nation.

Is Science Good or is it Whack?

Chris Higgins

Here's a fun clip from the vault. Here's Ali G (Sacha Baron Cohen's character) interviewing a panel of science experts about science. The discussion begins: "Yo. Science.

Amazing Facts, 140 Characters at a Time

Jason English

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How Did You Know FLIPS Out!

David K. Israel

If you're not a regular HDYK gamer, you're going to want to be sure you try our 5-day trivia hunt this week, starting tomorrow, because the first 20 with all the correct answers will automat

Musical Roads

Ransom Riggs

Now I've heard everything: if you're a driver so musically deprived that you have neither a radio, CD player or iPod hookup in your car, there's still one more way to get yourself hummi

The Orb Bluetooth Headset

Miss Cellania

How do you feel about bluetooth headsets? On the one hand, having a lightweight portable hands-free device for phone calls is downright handy in certain situations, most especially while driving.

Brain Game: Heebies!

Today's Brain Game consists of puzzles that I call heebies.

Morning Cup of Links: Creative Excuses

Miss Cellania

A story about a homeless man in California found its way to his children in Texas. Now after 12 years, he is finally home. * How many ladybugs are necessary for a swarm?

The Stories Behind Curiously Named Products

Kara Kovalchik

John Barry, the CEO of WD-40 Company, Inc., passed away recently at the age of 84. He didn't invent the degreaser/rust preventative, but he turned it into a household name.