A polar bear can smell a seal that's 20 miles away.
We offered our first Math Square last week, and the positive response led us to bring it back again for today's Brain Game.
All this week I'm posting excerpts from my new book, The Sherlock Holmes Handbook, available in a cute little hardback edition from Amazon and bookstores everywhere.
Perfect for Halloween, the Meat Hand is a regular meatloaf made into the shape of a hand!
Today is International Animation Day, and YouTube is featuring some great animated films available on their site.
There are a lot of college sporting events out there—tournaments, championships, bowl games"¦ But the best intercollegiate sporting event is the Quidditch World Cup.
Books may be vessels into new worlds of excitement, but bookcases tend to be no more than utilitarian furniture designed with the sole purpose of holding our paged treasures when they aren't bein
The friendly Swedish Fish are a staple of the US candy scene, a denizen of nearly every movie theater counter and convenience store. But where did they come from? And why fish?
It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt,
with an all-new set of puzzles, prizes, and now, a major sponsor!
Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are thrilled to announce that How Did You Know?
Ridiculous, frivolous lawsuits aside, litigation does, to some extent help keep our society safer. But at what cost?
Update: the entire documentary is now available online for free!
A new PBS* documentary, The Botany of Desire, premieres Wednesday night (tonight!) at 8pm on PBS stations throughout the US.
If you like random facts and micro-blogging, do we have something for you! Over on Twitter, we're pumping out amazing facts, 140 characters at a time.
The new issue is finally (FINALLY!) on newsstands, and we're so excited to talk about it.
It's been well over a century since the first Sherlock Holmes adventure was published, and yet the master detective remains as popular as ever; witness the upcoming release of Holmes, starring Ro
Wheel of Fortune was one of my favorite game shows for years; I remember watching it back in the 1970s, when Chuck Woolery was the host (and one of the regular prizes was a large ceramic dog).
How Do Vaccines Work and Are They Dangerous?