The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

The Weekend Links are a tad truncated today since I am actually in the internet-less hinterlands as this post goes to press, but let's big with a strong opener: From the Annals of Too Much Time:

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

Nightmare on Wall Street: 4 Other Times Our Economy Tanked

Greg Sabin

When we think of economic crises in America, two periods come to mind—the Great Depression and whatever it is we're in the middle of right now. But the U.S.

Friday Happy Hour: Your Most-Watched Movie

Jason English

1. About five weeks ago, I misplaced the spare key to my wife's car.

Pigeons as messengers, from spying to stocks?!

Special Guest Star

This week we're thrilled to have guest blogger Courtney Humphries posting with us.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Man's Hand Reattached Twice Surgeons at Waikato Hospital in New Zealand worked for 13 hours to reattach Bryan Speers' hand on Monday.

Videos of Black Holes

Ransom Riggs

The trouble with black holes, aside from their propensity to annihilate anything near them, is that they're some of the most fascinating phenomena in space to geeks like myself, but are tough suc

Brain Game: 5 Coins in a Pool

I'm eager to hear your thoughts on today's puzzle, since it mixes a bit of math with a logic puzzle and some deductive reasoning. The puzzle may be tough, but it's clearly solvable.

Morning Cup of Links: Friday the 13th

Miss Cellania

Why is Friday the 13th considered unlucky? Because people will believe anything. * A group of researchers are studying the biological basis of romantic love.

Iconic America: Grant Wood

Andréa Fernandes

Today is the 67th anniversary of Grant Wood's death; tomorrow is the 118th anniversary of his birth. At the request of readers Meredith T.

8 Players Banned From Baseball Not Named Pete Rose

Ethan Trex

Alex Rodriguez's recent confession that he used steroids while with the Texas Rangers is being mentioned as one of baseball's biggest scandals ever.

The Quick 10: The American Film Institute's Top 10 Romantic Comedies

Stacy Conradt

With Valentine's Day looming around the corner, I thought this was an appropriate list for today. I'm generally not a fan of romantic comedies "“ at least, not ones from recent years.

What's So Premium About Premium Gasoline?

Matt Soniak

They must call it premium for a reason, right? Let's find out if we're missing out on something big by not shelling out the extra 20

Eating Pigeons by the Forkful!

Special Guest Star

This week we're thrilled to have guest blogger Courtney Humphries posting with us.

Getting to know the neti pot

David K. Israel

Recently, my wife had a bad sinus infection. When antibiotics didn't help, she turned to alternative medicine.