10 Ridiculous, True Job Termination Stories

David K. Israel

I've been doing some research on how/why people lose their jobs. I think there's a funny/sad book in it.

Use Less Water or This Fish Dies

Jill Harness

How can you force people to be more water wise? By making them think that an innocent animal's life depends on their actions.

Brain Game: A Single or a Double?

This is a sequence of two-digit numbers, and the last number is missing. Can you identify the final number and tell what these two-digit numbers (but no others) have in common?

Morning Cup of Links: Classical Salsa

Miss Cellania

It took a lot of energy to make the leap from single-cell microbes to complex organisms.

At the Libraries: Literary Tattoos

Miss Kathleen

Every Wednesday, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there's something fun going on in your local library, leave us a

The Late Movies: Feist's "The Reminder"

Chris Higgins

Musician Leslie Feist released the album The Reminder in 2007. I was recently reminded that it's still awesome, so tonight, here are live versions of all its songs, in album order.

The Quick 10: 10 Ghosts Lurking at the White House

Stacy Conradt

We live in an old house, and I occasionally see things out of the corner of my eye that make me wonder.

Gourmet Jell-O Shots

Jill Harness

If you thought this picture depicts truffles, candies or tiny cakes, you'd be forgiven for being wrong.

Amenities Available at the Original "Big Rock Candy Mountain"

Chris Higgins

The song "Big Rock Candy Mountain" describes a hobo's paradise, featuring all the things a good hobo needs -- from lakes of whiskey to cigarette trees and lax law enforcement.

A Short History of Long-Haired Music: The Classical Era, part 1

David K. Israel

If you missed our previous installments, check out A Short History of Long-Haired Music archives. Wait a second, The Classical Era?

Dietribes: Halloween Candy

Allison Keene

• 9 billion kernels of candy corn are manufactured for each Halloween, but they don't all end up in snack packs or bowls.

The Number of the Day: 35,000,000

Jason English

According to the National Confectioners Association, roughly 35 million pounds of candy corn will be produced this year.

The Girl Who Grew Lincoln’s Beard

Matt Soniak

Abraham Lincoln is undoubtedly one of the most easily recognizable people in U.S. history.

The Chicest Falcon Hoods Around

Jill Harness

Have you considered taking up falconry, but been put off by how bland the typical bird hoods are?

Brain Game: Rural to Urban

By changing one letter at a time to form different English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert TOWN into CITY in the fewest steps possible.