Mr. Rogers: The Crayon Factory

Chris Higgins

Remember when Mr. Rogers explained how Crayons were made? I have heard this Mr.

Music on Wheels: 7 Bicycle Bands

Miss Cellania

Few things go together as well as bicycles and music. If you didn't already know that, there are plenty of people who will prove it to you. The

Tuesday Turnip

David K. Israel

In case you're not familiar with the Turnip, it's a whimsical Google search, wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting pages "turn-up." As always with thi

Brain Game: A Little More

Thanks for trying today's Brain Game: Each of these five clues point to a word or name that contains the letter sequence "MORE." Fill in the blanks with the correct letters to find t

Morning Cup of Links: Swingers

Miss Cellania

War Dances.

Strobe Lights & Water Drops

Chris Higgins

Today's trippy science videos: strobe lights affecting water drops.

The Last Best Ghost Town: Bodie, California

Ransom Riggs

There are a thousand ghost towns spread across the western United States -- a whole constellation of loss and ruin -- but most are little more than foundations, or at best a few tumbledown shacks, or

We Want Your Halloween Photos

Jason English

As I mentioned in last week's newsletter, some of my favorite posts are the galleries of reader-submitted pictures, such as Our Readers & Their Famous Friends and Nerdy Childhood Photos.

9 Famous College Dropouts

David K. Israel

Conventional wisdom tells us that a college degree will get you much further than only a high school diploma.


Miss Cellania

A new product for kids' bikes that will replace training wheels? I'm on that! Training wheels are a pain. They don't corner well. They bend and break when

Do Volunteer Work, Go To Disneyland

Jill Harness

This year Disney has been letting everyone into their parks for free on their birthday, but next year's Give A Day, Get A Disney Day promotion is even cooler: donate a day of your time to a volun

Brain Game: A Half-Inning

Here in metro Detroit, the joy of our NFL team actually winning a game last week has been tempered this week by the collapse of our AL team.

Morning Cup of Links: High Anxiety

Miss Cellania

Understanding the Anxious Mind. Those who realize they are born worriers can learn to deal with anxiety in their own way. * 7 Secrets Only Two Living People Know (For Some Reason).

10 Memorable Presidential Campaign Slogans

the mag

By Brendan Spiegel While today's presidential slogans are mostly indistinguishable combinations of the words "America," "leader," and "change," that certainly

Enter the Chamber of Horrors: Madame Tussaud

Andréa Fernandes

The subject of our final post for our week of women is Marie Grosholtz (1761-1850), although you probably know her as Madame Tussaud.