THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

A Lesbian from Asia

David K. Israel

The title of a new indie film opening at Sundance next year? Nope. A new novel working its way up the best-seller lists? Closer, but still no.

Guinness Record: Lee "Not Press On" Redmond's Nails

Will Pearson

Lee Redmond (65) of Utah is making her debut in this year's Guinness Book of World Records with her recordbreaking 24 ft 7 inch fingernails.

Armchair Field Trip: The Sixth Circle of Hell

Mary

Oh dear. The Dante's Inferno Test has banished me to the eternal fiery pit, sixth floor.

Food, dangerous food

Ransom Riggs

You don't have to swallow food for it to be dangerous -- or even kill you. As proof we offer this, mental_floss' honor roll of the weirdest food-related disasters in history. 1.

Idiot of the Day: A bit lacking in judgment

Mary

This card arrived at our house last week announcing that my husband's summons to jury duty was not actually necessary. Good thing, since his scheduled jury date was three weeks ago.

Found Objects

David K. Israel

One of our readers, Robert, left an amusing comment on Will's cool puzzle post this morning, reminding us that we needed to keep the answers of our quizzes out of our jpegs.

Everything I Never Wanted to Know About Barneys*

Mary

* but was afraid to ask For some reason (maybe because I bought the cheapest item in the store, once, two years ago), I seem to be on the mailing list for the Barneys New York catalog.

Do not eat ... unless that's your thing, man

Ransom Riggs

Hey you, with the finger up your nose. I see you. That's gross. Not nearly as gross, however, as those shnoz-prospectors who eat the proverbial motherlode -- and not nearly as interesting.

No more allergies?!

Mangesh Hattikudur

For some reason, it took me 26 years to develop allergies.

A Slow Death for the iPod?

Mangesh Hattikudur

I've seen a lot of stuff over the past few months about Microsoft's new Zune being dubbed the iPod killer, and a David of sorts in training for his debut against the mp3 Goliath.

Baby, you can buy my car

Mangesh Hattikudur

The BBC is reporting that a 3-year old kid got on his mother's computer and won an e-Bay auction for a Barbie pink Nissan Figaro?!

Weekend Word Wrap: Reversibles

David K. Israel

In doing some research for today's Word Wrap, I learned in addition to reversible quilts and jackets, there's a big market in children's reversible clothing.

Solve 'em, Smarty!

Will Pearson

    First person to correctly answer all 5 puzzles in the Comments below receives a virtual high-five from our virtual high-five giver, Jason. Thanks to Alan from OutsidetheBoxPuzzles.

Idiot of the Day: This one's not too swift

Mary

The most remarkable thing about this anecdote, from reader Dan, is that the idiot in question actually got into college: This wasn't recently, but when I was taking a physics class in college, w

Celluloid-stumper: 6 Degrees

David K. Israel

Today's stumper is a bit different than the usual.

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