Behind the Lens of Animal Eyes

Jill Harness

Have you ever wondered why a goat has square pupils, or how bugs can see through their strange compound eyes?

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Easy Come, Easy Go Kenneth Lamoree of Solvay, New York won $3,200 at a casino Monday night. Only about an hour after he arrived home on Tuesday morning, a fire broke out at his house.

Brain Game: Wild Things

Today's Brain Game offers the initials of the titles of seven popular motion pictures that premiered last year. As an example, the initials WTWTA stand for Where The Wild Things Are.

Morning Cup of Links: Neanderthal Cousins

Miss Cellania

We've been told over and over that Neanderthals are extinct and never interbred with humans.

The Late Movies: The Top 11 AFI Movie Quotes

Mark Arminio

In 2005, The American Film Institute put out a list of the top 100 movie quotes of all time.

The Quick 10: 10 Famous Stage Mothers

Stacy Conradt

With Mother's Day coming up in a few days, I thought we'd take some time to recognize a very particular breed of mom: the stage mom.

Lost States: Muskogee

Special Guest Star

We're thrilled to welcome a special guest blogger, the author of Lost States: True Stories of Texlahoma, Transylvania, and Other States That Never Made It.

Video: Quidditch World Cup

Chris Higgins

We've written about the Quidditch World Cup before -- it's a competition in which muggles play a real-world version of the fictional Harry Potter game.

Spell It Out: 16 Abbreviated Company Names Explained

Ethan Trex

Dozens of companies use acronyms or initials in their names, but how well do you know what the abbreviated letters mean?

Indian Man on World's Longest Diet

Ransom Riggs

Prahlad Jani is an eighty-two year old man who claims not to have had anything to eat or drink in the last seventy years.

School Band Arrangements: 10 Unusual Choices

David K. Israel

As a hard-core band-geek -- Marching Band, Orchestra, Jazz Band, Pit Band -- pretty much whatever band they had going at high school, I know what unusual musical arrangements sound like.

Inspired by xkcd

Miss Cellania

Who is the most influential person on the internet? That argument could go on for years. Bill Gates and Steve Jobs certainly get people to buy things.

Brain Game: Five Chiefs

What do the names of these five U.S.

Morning Cup of Links: Grammar Nazis

Miss Cellania

We Need a General Theory of Individuality. Science uses large samples and averages to play down differences between people, but still there are no two of us exactly alike.

The Late Movies: Classic Letterman

Chris Higgins

I was just alerted to this trove of classic David Letterman clips on YouTube. They appears to be transferred from VHS tapes, and give a glimpse of what late-night TV looked like in the 1980's.