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Win a Copy of Kevin Roose's Book

Jason English

We've had Kevin Roose guest blogging this week.

(4) Galileo vs. (13) Stephen Hawking

Tournament of Genius

(4) Galileo It's tough to imagine science without Galileo's contributions, as evidenced by this terrific reel of nicknames: "The Father of Science," "The Father of Modern P

The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

The human body can be amazing in even the most mundane situations.

(1) Leonardo Da Vinci vs. (16) Burt Reynolds

Tournament of Genius

(1) Leonardo Da Vinci Even if he hadn't diversified his brain so thoroughly, Leonardo might still be on this list for his achievements in any single field.

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

(5) Pablo Picasso vs. (12) Matt Groening

Tournament of Genius

(5) Pablo Picasso Picasso's name is synonymous with ever-evolving artistic genius.

The 5pm Quiz: Bob Ross

Andréa Fernandes

From 1983 until his death in 1995, Bob Ross hosted The Joy of Painting on public television. He became known for the ease of his 'Bob Ross Method' of painting and for his happy demeanor.

The Quick 10: 10 Ways to Celebrate the Spring Equinox

Adrienne Crezo

Twice a year the Sun sits vertically above the Equator, giving us nearly equal day and night everywhere on the planet. Here are ten ways to celebrate with your (roughly) 12 hours of daylight.

(3) Rene Descartes vs. (14) Coco Chanel

Tournament of Genius

(3) Rene Descartes The Frenchman is no easy matchup given his resume: Father of modern philosophy.

Friday Happy Hour: The Zack Morris Phone & Science Fair Projects

Jason English

1. Let's say a respected medical journal published a study that definitively tied cell phone use to brain tumors. You'd almost certainly get one if you continued using your current phone.

(6) The Wright Brothers vs. (11) Henry Ford

Tournament of Genius

(6) The Wright Brothers It's tough to envision the modern world without airplanes, but without a pair of printers-turned-bicycle-makers-turned-glider-builders, ocean liner travel might still be

'I Want to Rock in Cleveland' Sweepstakes: The Winner Is...

Mangesh & Jason

Over 5,000 entries later, we're very excited to announce that Scott Slocum of Essex, Maryland, is the big winner of the 'I Want to Rock in Cleveland' sweepstakes!

Machines that Almost Fall Over

Chris Higgins

Artist Michael Kontopoulos brings us today's weird web video: Machines that Almost Fall Over. Kontopoulos calls it: "A system of sculptures that is constantly on the brink of collapse.

6 Things You Didn't Know About Leave It To Beaver!

Kara Kovalchik

Gee, Ms.

10 Questions from Liberty University Exams

Special Guest Star

We're excited to have author, journalist, and Brown University senior (he's still a senior!) Kevin Roose blogging with us this week.

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