The inventors of Bubble Wrap were originally trying to make plastic wallpaper.
What keeps trains on their tracks? Physicist Richard Feynman explains how trains' wheels are put together, and the ingenious engineering behind them.
Sliced bread is the best thing since... umm... wow, I really don't know how to finish that sentence.
Every now and again, we head into the archives of The New York Times to find the first time the paper covered a particular topic.
Living statues "“ those people who dress in bizarre costumes, frequently involving head to toe metallic paint, and plant themselves in well-traveled thoroughfares "“ are already a staple of
If you're anything like me, you finish your summer reading list by mid-July.
There's something cool about musicians quoting themselves. While there are many more than three examples, these are just some of my favorites. How about you?
I'm happy to announce a winner to our last How Did You Know? 5-day trivia hunt. Please re-meet Neil Konouchi of Nashville.
Since we brought you The Retro Fun and Games House, I've found a lot more products that will make serious gamers feel right at home in their own homes.
Brain Game regulars know we offer word ladders from time to time.
The existing parts of the Codex Sinaiticus are now online for public study. The 1600-year-old handwritten book is the oldest known Christian Bible.
Eternal Moonwalk: A tribute to Michael Jackson.
I'm not sure if it's the lost-in-translation factor or if the Japanese are just inherently strange, but a shockingly high proportion of their advertising is just completely off-the-wall.
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We're back with another 5-day trivia hunt!
First let's meet our current champion, and big $100 winner, Daniel Wilson.
Robert McNamara died today, at the age of 93.
Music played a big part in Friends. From the legendary theme song to Phoebe's "Smelly Cat," how well do you know the tunes behind the episodes?
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