Every film John Cazale appeared in was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture.
In 1853, with the California Gold Rush in full swing, a 24-year-old German-Jewish immigrant named Levi Strauss arrived in San Francisco.
What makes a building scary? Its design has something to do with it, certainly.
"¢ Butter has enjoyed a long history all over the world, from Middle Age Parisians being denied the coloration of butter (in the case of it not being yellow enough) to American Pioneers multi-tas
Like some of you, I first saw thisÂ three or fourÂ years ago on the Internet, but it's worthÂ a spot in the Brain Game libraryÂ (andÂ should fascinate those of youÂ that missed it the first time
It's no secret that the camera business has been good to Jews, especially in New York City, where many religious Jews own and operate some of the biggest photo stores in the world, like B&H.
40 years ago, the Apollo X lunar mission crew named its modules Charlie Brown and Snoopy. Charles Schultz considered his NASA connection one of the highlights of his life.
Advanced Cat Yodeling.
On Friday, Jasper Johns celebrated his 79th birthday.
Some directors can't seem to get their point across in two full hours.
Last week, I took a look at 10 Great American Animal Races. Today, I provide the video footage.
We'll start with Camel Racing. All the fun without the tar and
Anyone can pick out Spanish from French, or German from Italian. But what about Mandarin from Thai, or Danish from Norwegian? Turn up those speakers and let's find out!
With the millions of patents out there, there are bound to be a few nutso ones, right? Or maybe a LOT of them. Here are 10 of the more curious patents out there.
Last May, we welcomed grammar legend Patricia T. O'Conner as a guest blogger.
Dan Ariely is back with another killer TED Talk about his research! Back in March I wrote Dan Ariely: Why People Cheat, pointing to Ariely's TED Talk about his research on cheating.
With New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd's plagiarism scandal making headlines, we figured it was a good time to revisit a few other famous cases of word borrowing.
There are certain things about the Old Stone Age you learn in high school—like the distinctions between Lower Paleolithic, Middle Paleolithic, and Upper Paleolithic periods.