Before he wrote Jaws, Peter Benchley was a speechwriter for LBJ.
Has everybody seen Coraline yet?
The latest issue of mental_floss just hit newsstands.
We're back with another 5-day trivia hunt!
Again, the rules: Every remaining day this week, I'll be presenting a specific challenge.
Blogger Andy Baio went on a search for localized (non-English) versions of the song "Oo De Lally," featured in the 1973 Disney movie Robin Hood.
Socks, the White House Cat from 1993 to 2001, died last week at somewhere between the ages of 18 and 20.
Poor Frank. The police had pulled him over for a busted turn signal, but now he was downtown at headquarters being grilled by two burly men.
I've always liked local newspapers.
How Much Stuff Do You Really Need? If your house was on fire, you'd figure out quickly that you don't need any of it.
The Nine Weirdest Public Service Announcements Ever Made.
You might play fantasy football, but what if your fantasy is to really play football with the stars?
I actually made it through all of the Oscars last night, which is pretty unusual for a couple of reasons. First of all, I usually get bored and change the channel.
Statistician/poll-predictor Nate Silver (previously discussed) analyzed the Oscars before last night's telecast, and attempted to forecast the outcome of the six most popular categories: Support
Though it didn't win any of the five Oscars for which it was nominated, Ron Howard's Frost/Nixon is a very good movie.
Continuing the week-long tradition of me blogging about weird food that people eat , I wanted to share a series of delightful little food-related news items from The Onion, courtesy of their April 200
For those of you who skip over headlines and images: The new issue is here! And it's great.
At the New York Toy Fair, Scholastic unveiled a new book and kit by Klutz entitled Invasion of the BristleBots, with the tagline "Part Robot!