Wednesday with Mitch

David K. Israel

Chances are, you've heard of Mitch Albom, or at least one of his hugely best-selling books, Tuesdays with Morrie or The Five People You Meet in Heaven.

Brain Game: y, r u?

Today's Brain Game requires a cell phone. Don't own one? Just pretend that you do.

Morning Cup of Links: Digits of Death

Miss Cellania

Benjamin Franklin invented a musical instrument in 1761 based on the same principle as wine glasses played with a wet finger.

Artist, Composer, Lawyer: Vasily Polenov

Andréa Fernandes

With the introduction of the "Feel Art Again" Facebook page, we held a contest to find our farthest fan.

The Late Movies: Angel vs. Devil

Mario Marsicano

You're in an all-day brainstorm session, coming up with ideas for a new spokesman for your client's product. A famous sports figure, trendy reality star, cartoon panda...who could it be?

Nobel Prize Stories on CNN

Jason English

If you're looking for conversational nuggets relating to the Nobel Prize (and who isn't?), is running an article from our archives today with stories about past winners.

The Quick 10: 10 Names the Seven Dwarves Could Have Had

Stacy Conradt

There have been numerous jokes over the years as to what Snow White's sidekicks should have been named, but these were really options!

Some Things You Should Know About Polar Bears

Kara Kovalchik

Devotees of online "cuteness overload" sites are probably familiar with Knut, the polar bear born in 2006 at the Berlin Zoological Garden.

The Fascinating World Of Kitty Wigs

Jill Harness

Missing a crucial bit of glamor in your everyday life? Then why not get yourself a copy of Glamourpuss: The Enchanting World Of Kitty Wigs?

6 Other Plots to Blackmail Celebrities

Ethan Trex

David Letterman has been in the news for helping police foil an attempt to blackmail him, but the late-night star is hardly the first celebrity in this position.

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.