The inventors of Bubble Wrap were originally trying to make plastic wallpaper.
Books may be vessels into new worlds of excitement, but bookcases tend to be no more than utilitarian furniture designed with the sole purpose of holding our paged treasures when they aren't bein
The friendly Swedish Fish are a staple of the US candy scene, a denizen of nearly every movie theater counter and convenience store. But where did they come from? And why fish?
It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt,
with an all-new set of puzzles, prizes, and now, a major sponsor!
Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are thrilled to announce that How Did You Know?
Ridiculous, frivolous lawsuits aside, litigation does, to some extent help keep our society safer. But at what cost?
Update: the entire documentary is now available online for free!
A new PBS* documentary, The Botany of Desire, premieres Wednesday night (tonight!) at 8pm on PBS stations throughout the US.
If you like random facts and micro-blogging, do we have something for you! Over on Twitter, we're pumping out amazing facts, 140 characters at a time.
The new issue is finally (FINALLY!) on newsstands, and we're so excited to talk about it.
It's been well over a century since the first Sherlock Holmes adventure was published, and yet the master detective remains as popular as ever; witness the upcoming release of Holmes, starring Ro
Wheel of Fortune was one of my favorite game shows for years; I remember watching it back in the 1970s, when Chuck Woolery was the host (and one of the regular prizes was a large ceramic dog).
How Do Vaccines Work and Are They Dangerous?
Mary Moser (1744-1819) was "one of the most celebrated women artists of 18th-century Britain," yet today she's mostly overlooked.
The Hornets were supposed to be the Spirit, while the Grizzlies were almost named the Mounties.
In the late 1970s, the Phillies' mascots were two 18th-century siblings named Philadelphia Phil and Philadelphia Phyllis, but the duo did little to attract families wary of Veterans' Stadium
Here's a lovely blog consisting simply of old photos, advertisements, paintings, and such: Turn of the Century.
During the winter of 1884, Queen Victoria's youngest son, Prince Leopold, was convalescing in France. While there, he slipped and fell and couldn't stop bleeding.