Celebrating Square Root Day

Miss Cellania

Square Root Day is when the month and the day are the square root of the year. It only happens nine times in a century, and today (3-3-09) is one of those

Brain Game: "Smart is as smart does, sir."

Many readers commented that they enjoyed the "movie quote" Brain Game we offered about a month ago, so we're bringing it back as an occasional entry.

7 Dating Web Sites for People Who Love Pets

David K. Israel

Some of you might recall our post last year on Seven incredibly specific dating sites. There was one category left off the list, however: animal lovers!

11 Unusual Majors Your College Probably Didn't Offer

Ethan Trex

Most people who go to college major in a fairly typical subject like English, communications, or biology. But some colleges offer majors that are a bit more unusual.

Notable Victims of Bernie Madoff

Ransom Riggs

It seems like every time I turn around, some other notable person is lamenting their losses in Bernard Madoff's now-infamous Ponzi scheme.

Morning Cup of Links: The Sliding House

Miss Cellania

Ross and Sally Russell built their home with a sliding cover. With a touch of a button, it becomes a glass home to let sunlight in. More here. (via Metafilter) * They Paid You For That?

How Did You Know? - {Day 5}

David K. Israel

If you've made it this far, I commend you! One more puzzle to solve and you're home free.

The 5pm Quiz: Dr. Seuss

David K. Israel

Over the past few years, we've cranked out hundreds of quizzes. Chances are you haven't aced them all just yet. We'll be re-running a quiz from the archives each day at 5pm.

The Quick 10: Juniors, IIIs and IVs

Stacy Conradt

1. Alec Baldwin is really Alexander Rae Baldwin III. Before he was a big star, he went by "Alex." 2. Tom Cruise was born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV.

Be Amazing: Visit North Korea

Be Amazing

Whether you're looking to glow in the dark, swallow a sword, quit smoking, find Atlantis, get out of jury duty, buy the Moon, sink a battleship, perform your own surgeries, or become a ninja, our

The Tone-Deaf Man Who Invented Karaoke

In the Beginning

Given how many horrendous karaoke performances we've been subjected to, we weren't at all surprised to learn that the guy who invented the karaoke machine can't sing, can't read mu

Heated Mighty Pants

Miss Cellania

By March, I am very tired of cold temperatures, and looking for ways to make next winter more tolerable.


Ransom Riggs

Invented by a National Geographic marine biologist in 1987, the "crittercam" is a small camera rig that can be attached to a wide range of animals, allowing scientists to study never-before-

Brain Game: One, Two, Three, Spit

Before today's Brain Game, a heartfelt salute to the late Paul Harvey. Perhaps more than anyone else, he's the man who got me interested in journalism, trivia, and storytelling.

Morning Cup of Links: Ugly Bat Boy

Miss Cellania

A school teacher went for a jog and the next thing she knows, she's been rescued from New York Harbor -three weeks later.