What a catch!


What a catch!






Frederick Law Olmsted & His Beautiful Parks

Casey Johnston

Frederick Law Olmsted (1822 - 1903) is far from a household name these days, having died over a century ago. Despite this, his reach remains wide in the United States.

David Letterman's Top Ten Numbers From One to Ten

Chris Higgins

This is goofy and awesome. Casey Kasem and David Letterman count down Dave's Top Ten Numbers From One to Ten. I think you'll be surprised which number comes out on top. (Via

A Big Day for Us on Twitter

Jason English

It's a weird world we're living in. Can't believe I'm typing the following sentence: Thanks to Alyssa Milano & John Green for talking us up on

Why is 10:10 the Default Setting for Clocks and Watches?

Matt Soniak

Reader Humaira writes in, "I have always wondered why clocks, watches, timepieces etc. always say (roughly) 10:10 before you set the correct time?

Bonus Quiz: G.I. Joe

Ethan Trex

With 'G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,' opening today, we figured it was a good time to re-run our Name-That-G.I. Joe quiz from earlier this year. Enjoy! Three-and-3/4-inch G.I.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Giant Catfish Attacks Fisherman It sounds like a fish story.

Your Best Worst-Airline-Passenger Stories

Jason English

1. I have come to the realization that everyone has one (and usually only one) good story about flying with a strange, abusive or inebriated passenger.

Brain Game: Letter Perfect

There are 26 letters in the English alphabet, and one of them is meant to replace the question mark you'll see below in today's Brain Game.

Morning Cup of Links: Weird Ice Cream

Miss Cellania

Cahokia, the ancient city on the Mississippi where St. Louis is now, flourished in the 12th century and was an center of commerce.

The Late Movies: Real Interviews, Fictional Characters

Mark Arminio

For tonight's Late Movies, here are five clips of interviews with fictional characters conducted by real people.  Some characters, like the satirical pundit Stephen Colbert portrays nightly, are

The 5pm Quiz: Name the Original Justice League

Jason Plautz

The Justice League has been around in comics, cartoons and even a television movie for years with a rotating cast of superheroes. But can you remember the founding members?

The Quick 9: What Nine Members of the Manson Family Are Doing Today

Stacy Conradt

Big news yesterday: Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, Manson Family member and would-be assassin of Gerald Ford, has been paroled from prison after nearly 35 years of incarceration.

If You Blow Up Disco Records, They Will Come: Memorable Sports Promotions

Bud Shaw

Long live sports promotions, those marketing brainstorms that gave us Ted Turner riding an ostrich around Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium and, on another occasion, pushing a baseball on hands and knees

Twitter is Down. What's a "Distributed Denial of Service Attack"?

Chris Higgins

You may have heard that Twitter, the popular social message-sharing service, was down for several hours this morning as it fell victim to a DDoS attack, or Distributed Denial of Service attack.

The Secret Inner Workings of Netflix

Kara Kovalchik

The economy is stagnant and many businesses are struggling to stay afloat, yet Netflix consistently shows a profit.