Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty glass.
No matter what time it is and what else I have to do, if I happen to catch a glimpse of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory on television, I have to watch the whole thing.
Tired of your microwave taking two, three, even four minutes to cook a meal? Sick of conventional "heating" technology that makes your meals in a boringly linear, A-to-Z manner?
You know the songs, but do you know what they're really about? Here are the stories behind some popular tunes.
1. "Hey Man, Nice
Last week we asked for your best rugby stories, and you came through with some great ones.
"Out, damned spot! Out, I say!" laments Lady Macbeth as she attempts to scour an invisible bloodstain in one of Shakespeare's most memorable scenes.
By changing one letter at a time to form different English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convertÂ NEWS into CAST in five (or fewer) steps.
Its 1980 eruption caused widespread destruction. Now, the area around Mount St.
There are a lot of people in my city who have dogs small enough to fit in purses or cages full of exotic birds.
Hate your job? Want to leave without giving two weeks notice? Thanks to Twitter, it's never been easier to get fired.
The Antikythera Mechanism is an ancient artifact discovered circa 1900 CE on a shipwreck known as the Antikythera wreck.
Missing one of your shoes and just can't seem to find it? If any foxes live in your area, perhaps you should check their holes.
Ed note: This post has been sponsored by the Warner Brother's film Invictus, out on DVD and Blu-ray on May 18th.
For the first time in the history of the blogosphere, several major sites, including our friends over at Treehugger, Boing Boing and Neatorama, are coming together for a good cause.
Since way back on September 16, 2002, research editors Sandy Wood and Kara Kovalchik have been cranking out daily five-question quizzes.