History of the U.S.: The Not-so-microwave

Stacy Conradt

The same year that saw the invention of the atomic bomb also gave the world another hot device: the microwave oven.

Gregory Brothers (Auto-Tune the News) Explain Their Success

Chris Higgins

The Gregory Brothers are well-known among internet nerds for their Auto-Tune the News video series.

American Civil War Re-enactors ... in the UK!

Ransom Riggs

I know some people who are really obsessed with the American Civil War.

Strange Objects Under the Sea

Arin Greenwood

Kristian von Homsleth is a Danish artist who aims to sink a giant, metal, star-shaped sculpture – that will have at its center a cylinder filled with (donated) human blood and hair – in the Marianas T

10 Great Train Robberies

David K. Israel


The Number of the Day: 90%

Andréa Fernandes

According to some estimates, upwards of 90% of the world’s curlers live in Canada. Related Link: What Exactly Is Curling? [See previous Numbers of the Day

Brain Game: Math Square #42

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).

Morning Cup of Links: Squirrel Under Glass

Miss Cellania

How the iPhone changed the life of a blind man. Combine the Color ID app with VoiceOver, and it almost sees for you. * A squirrel built a nest on the outside of a window.

24 More Cool College Landmarks

Andréa Fernandes

Back in February 2008 (posted again in January 2009), we brought you a list of 10 cool college landmarks, ranging from MIT's relatively new Stata Center to the 130-year-old Nott Memorial at Union

Weekend Links: When Pigeons Outperform Humans

Allison Keene

In looking up lists of "must read books" I fell upon this list of 100 books put together by the Art of Manliness.

The People's Artist: Qi Baishi

Andréa Fernandes

Thursday was the 53rd anniversary of the death of Qi Baishi (1864-1957), who is considered an “obscure Chinese artist” by westerners but “the Picasso of China” by the Chinese.

10 Ways to Learn Stuff While Procrastinating Online

Eric Johnson

It's Monday. You've had a nice, long, idle weekend, and—what's this? Someone who says they're your boss wants you to do work?! Well, we'll have none of that, will we?

Wildly Imaginative Wedding Cakes

Jill Harness

The wedding "cake" above seems to be a major splitting issue for many people.

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Andréa Fernandes

Weekend Links: Spain on the Edge

Allison Keene

What would happen if you unleashed 100 cats in Ikea? Why would you even think to ask?