Lyme disease is named for Lyme, CT, where several cases were identified in 1975.
For one of my birthdays as a child, I received the "home version" of the TV game show Concentration.
I can hardly make pasta, much less bake a cake, so major props go to these seriously creative inventor-bakers, discovered over the years by Boingboing's cake-obsessed Cory Doctorow.
The Tuesday Turnip is back! We gave it a BIG break to give the Internet time to catch up with us, which it has, which means all new interesting searches on Tuesdays!
Bookmark the site We Choose the Moon to follow the Apollo 11 mission to the moon in real time 40 years after it happened.
There's something intriguing about watching someone answer a question, or spin a wheel, or pick a suitcase. That's why game shows have been around for nearly three-quarters of a century.
I've been a fan of They Might be Giants for about as long as I've been a fan of music in general, but despite the already-enormous body of work they've generated in the last 20 years, t
We know a good number of famous middle initials. But how many of us actually know the less famous, oftentimes strange names they stand for? Let's find out.
Take the quiz: The Name Behind The
With Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince coming out in the U.S. later this week, it's time to out myself as a Slytherin Supporter. Maybe you already knew that.
If you've ever read anything by P.G.
Sam Keller, who played college football at Arizona State and Nebraska, recently filed a class-action lawsuit claiming that video game giant Electronic Arts and the National Collegiate Athletic Associa
Soap bubbles are fun. If you have ever watched a baby play with blown bubbles for the first time, or seen a dog snap at them, or given a child a bubble bath, then you know how magical they can be.
Growing up, they teach you that swearing is a bad habit -- but no one ever explained why it was a bad habit for so many people.
This isn't a full-fledged logic puzzle, as you need only place five items in their correct order; but it should provide a nice challenge for a Monday.
When the Phillies' Shane Victorino received a record 15.6 million fan votes last week, he beat out the Giants' Pablo Sandoval for the last spot on the National League All-Star Team.
Taxidermy at its worst. Many of these specimens were found for sale on eBay or Craigslist, so there's a chance you could have one for your own.