Tuesday Turnip


Tuesday Turnip






7 (More) Outrageous Items Spotted at the 99¢ Only Store

David K. Israel

As long as the 99¢ Only Store continues to restock its shelves with bizarre merchandise, this post will continue to be a once-a-year feature. If you missed last year's, take a stroll over here.

On The Road: 5 Great Stops Along I-75

Mark Arminio

"Behind us lay the whole of America and everything Dean and I had previously known about life, and life on the road.

Brain Game: Another 6-Pack of Threes

We received several positive comments the last time we ran this kind of Brain Game puzzle (similar to a 3 x 6 crossword), so we're trying again.

Morning Cup of Links: Sugar Gliders

Miss Cellania

Best Science Visualization Videos of 2009. Earthquakes and plasma and nuclear reactors, oh my! * Two girls, one bicycle.

Caption Contest No. 16 Winner

David K. Israel

Nearly 1,000 of you voted in this, our most successful caption contest. We'll be sure to run another in a couple months.

The Late Movies: "Across the Universe" Covers

Chris Higgins

Tonight let's take a look back at the Beatles hit "Across the Universe," first released nearly 40 years ago in late December 1969.

The 5pm Quiz: '80s Movie Plots

Brett Savage

The '80s were a wild time. This decade of provocative fun and frivolity managed to produce some phenomenally atrocious movies.

Amazing Facts, 140 Characters at a Time*

Jason English

We're approaching 20,000 followers on Twitter, which I was very excited about until I spoke with a friend at who told me they're just under 600,000.

The Quick 6: Six Children's Book Characters Inspired by Real People

Stacy Conradt

Children not only read children's books, they sometimes inspire them as well.

Caffeine Reverses Memory Impairment (in Alzheimer's mice, at least)

Meghan Holohan

If you're one of those people with a long PER3 gene, don't fret. Instead, perhaps you should chug coffee, which will keep you alert and help reverse memory loss.

7 Movie Stars Who Really Were Heroes

Mark Juddery

For over a century, movie stars have brought countless screen heroes to life "“ but of course, there has usually been a slight gap between the actors and the heroes they played.

Lunchtime Quiz: Name All the Presidents in 8 Minutes

Jason English

Here's a popular challenge from the archives—can you name all 43 people who have served as President of the United States?

Who's up for a Swine Flu Party?

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

The story making the rounds these days is that swine flu parties "“ flu flings "“ are all the rage here in Merry Olde.

Brain Game: From a Jack to a King

Most of you are probably too young to remember the early-60s country hit "From a Jack to a King." (Heck, it's even before my time.) But in today's Brain Game, that's exactly

Morning Cup of Links: Moon Trees

Miss Cellania

The ultimate backyard status symbol is a tree that has been to the moon. There are hundreds of moon trees, and most are unaccounted for. * When this storm sewer overflows, it seriously overflows!