Thomas Jefferson wrote parts of the Declaration of Independence in a Philadelphia tavern.
Kava is a plant that grows in warm places, the root extract of which many Pacific Islander cultures drink on a regular basis. Is it safe? Should it be legal in the US? Does it fight cancer?
1. I just learned that someone I went to school with has traded his job at a law firm for a new and different career "“Â he's now a pet psychic, with a pet psychic website and everything.
It was 50 years ago this week that the Mini "“ symbol of all that is British, mod, and cool "“ first rolled off the line.
So many great candidates, so few spots. We had another late night of deliberations and I think we're getting close to consensus.
Lonely Pig in Quarantine
Due to fear of swine flu, Afghanistan has quarantined its pig. Yes, the nation's only pig, normally on display with other exotic wildlife at the Kabul Zoo.
A few of us are off to weddings this weekend. To get in the mood, we decided to re-run Jenn Thompson's piece on weird wedding laws from last
Congratulations to Gregg, who offered the horizontally-symmetrical word DECIDED and was randomly chosenÂ as the winner of yesterday's MOM is WOW Contest.
Travel by boat is more ancient than you thought, if you ever thought about it.
Quimby is a loner. And a mouse. His only friend is the (cartoonishly) decapitated head of an unnamed lady mouse, who accompanies him on various adventures.
A few days ago, I received an e-mail from a loyal floss reader in the San Francisco area asking for some advice. Whoever you are, I accidentally deleted that e-mail, and apologize.
I think there's some sort of science fiction movie opening tomorrow. To celebrate, let's check out some videos of the original Trekkies.
There are three types of people in this quiz. Some are obsessed with celebrities, some kill people and some try to sway politicians.
It was 69 years ago this month that a couple of brothers in San Bernardino, California, decided to set up a quick-service restaurant selling barbeque to travelers.
As cinematic classics go, it's hard to beat the Shaquille O'Neal vehicle Blue Chips. (Okay, fine, it's exceedingly easy to beat it.
Ed. note: If you missed our first post earlier this week on New Amsterdam Records, be sure to check it out here.