$50 Challenge: May/June

Andréa Fernandes


The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

A new concept on where babies come from that's entirely unexpected (but entirely cute) (Thanks Kolja!) * The beauty and precision of mandalas is breathtaking, but the practice of erasing them w

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

Recovering NASA History in an Abandoned McDonald's

Chris Higgins

In 1966, NASA's Lunar Orbiter program performed a detailed survey of the moon's surface.

10 Bizarre Things You Can Find in Vending Machines

Mario Marsicano

Last month, the Mondrian Hotel in South Beach unveiled the Semi Automatic vending machine, which dispenses 24 kt gold handcuffs, Gaultier dresses, and the keys to a 1965 Corvette convertible.

The 5pm Quiz: Super Nintendo

Ethan Trex

We've tested your knowledge of all things related to the original Nintendo Entertainment System before, but how well do you know its popular successor, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System?

The Quick 10: 10 Flowers You Don't Want to Put in Your May Day Basket

Stacy Conradt

Happy May Day! There are all kinds of cute ideas for what you can do for your friends and family today, if you're inclined to do that sort of thing.

Odds/Ends: Birthdays/Anniversaries

Jason English

In 2007, Inc. named him one of the "30 Coolest Entrepreneurs Under 30." As of today, he is officially ineligible for that honor. Happy 30th, Mangesh!

Friday Happy Hour: Fortune Cookie Wisdom

Jason English

1. Last night, I went to see Brian Regan at the Community Theater in Morristown, NJ. He puts on a great show. What strikes me about Regan is that he's not more famous.

Talking Trash: the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Ransom Riggs

It's like something you'd expect to see in a now-classic post-apocalyptic novel by J.G.

7 Things You Should Know About The Kentucky Derby

Ethan Trex

I was born and raised in Kentucky, a background that usually doesn't offer much in the way of conversation fodder.

One More PSA: Swine Flu Shots (1976)

Jason English

On the heels of Kara's round-up of classic public service announcements, the always entertaining Johnny Wright from YesButNoButYes points us to this series of swine flu PSAs from 1976 (via Adfrea

Morning Cup of Links: Presidential Nicknames

Mario Marsicano

Happy Friday! The weekend's here...why so tense? Here are 52 ways to conquer stress. * Maybe you can get some home repairs done over the weekend.

Brain Game: Seventy-Six Inches

I recently heard the song "Big Bad John" by Jimmy Dean, and sang along with the lyrics that described John as "six-foot-six" and weighing "245." It prompted me to think a

Sargent's Successor: Philip Alexius de László

Andréa Fernandes

One hundred and forty years ago today, Philip Alexius de László (1869-1937) was born in Hungary as Laub Fülöp Elek.