Scrabble: How to Confuse and Destroy Your Opponents

Chris Higgins

Here's a brief talk by Scrabble Jedi Master Mehal Shah on simple techniques for kicking butt at Scrabble.

Tuesday Turnip

David K. Israel

In case you're not familiar with the Turnip, it's a whimsical Google search, wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting pages "turn-up." As always with thi

Brain Game: Around & Around

All you need to do is come up with the correct number to solve today's Brain Game; good luck! What's the final number in this sequence? 0, 0, 1, 2, 63, 61, 27, ? Here is the SOLUTIO

Morning Cup of Links: Ant School

Miss Cellania

In this clip from National Geographic's Wild Chronicles, two filmmakers study Johnny Rooks in the Falkland Islands.

The Late Movies: Ridiculous Instructional Videos

Ransom Riggs

Our friends over at everythingisterrible have been busy combing through dusty piles of VHS tapes, looking for bizarre gems that time forgot.

The Quick 10: The Former Names of 10 Bands

Stacy Conradt

You'd be hard-pressed to find someone who has never heard of The Beach Boys or Led Zeppelin. The Pendletones and The New Yardbirds? Maybe not so much.

Why Does the Snooze Button Give You Only 9 More Minutes of Sleep?

Sandy Wood Kara Kovalchik

By the time the snooze feature was added in the 1950s, the innards of alarm clocks had long been standardized.

10 Overhyped Baseball Players Who Fizzled

Scott Allen

By almost all accounts, Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg is a can't-miss prospect who will enjoy a long and prosperous major league career.

Mail Time! Not-As-Cool Playgrounds

Jason English

In response to David's round-up of the world's most unusual playgrounds, Victor from Stockholm sent us this message via Twitter: "To restore order in the universe, here are some really

Amazing Facts, 140 Characters at a Time

Jason English

It's time for the weekly reminder of our Twitter account's existence.

Löopa Gyro Bowl

Miss Cellania

Kids spill things. It seems like one of the constants of the universe.

10 Unusual Playgrounds From Around the World

David K. Israel

Playgrounds have come a long way since the early days of hot, steel slides and open-backed infant swings. Safety is a big issue on today's playgrounds, but so is imagination and ingenuity.

3 Killer Songs About Vincent van Gogh

Chris Higgins

Did you know that Vincent van Gogh has inspired (at least) three great songs?

Brain Game: Flex!

I like to think that the Brain Game helps to exercise minds and build a bit of mental muscle.

Morning Cup of Links: Thinking Dogs

Miss Cellania

Things Mathematicians See at the Movies. Epidemiology, engineering, game theory, and balance theory all come up in films you know and love.