THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

You know you can't have: liquids

Becky

If I'm to believe my parents, it appears that "liquid" was my first word. Sentimentality aside, I've always accepted that liquids would be instrumental in my life.

The Blazers and The Juice

Jason English

I'm reading The Breaks of the Game, David Halberstam's book about the 1979-80 Portland Trail Blazers. I recognize this may not be a subject you find intriguing. But this might be.

Before We Let The Games Begin

Jason English

Last night, my wife told me that Sochi had won the Winter Olympics. I did not know who Sochi was, and was fairly confident the Winter Olympics were not currently ongoing.

Summer First Aid Tips

Chris Higgins

Walking home last night, I witnessed a variety of Independence Day near-mishaps, as cars drove past twinkling buckets of fire, children made their first explosions, and hardcore fireworks dudes lit up

Stamp out quackery!

Ransom Riggs

Medical quackery has a long history, but anyone who thinks that peddlers of snake oil and cure-alls are a thing of the past doesn't have an email account (or has the best spam filter ever made).

Dali Clocks

Miss Cellania

When you mention Salvador Dali, the most common image people see is The Persistence of Memory, or "the melting clock painting," as it's often known. Dali painted it in 1931.

Max Factor

David K. Israel

When I was younger, I never thought Max Factor was a real person. I always assumed "Max" was the key "factor" in the success of the cosmetics line.

Is your small change worth big bucks?

I was thinking about yesterday's state quarters quiz (scroll down, it's not too far) and it got me wondering about our coins in general.

What the Okapi?

Mangesh Hattikudur

It doesn't take a genius to figure out that I love animals, ridiculous creatures that they are. So, why is it that it's taken me so long to hear about the Okapi?

The Fragrance of Vagrants

Mangesh Hattikudur

Being big fans of soup, soup Nazis and various soup-styled book covers, I couldn't help but post about HoboSoup (for the record, I'm also a fan of hobos).

Dog Days of Neunkirchen

Mangesh Hattikudur

I saw pics of this dog walking around, and immediately thought "What a croc!" Of course, I meant it in a totally admiring way.

A Brief History of Hooch

Jason Plautz

I came across this story last week about a man being prosecuted for making moonshine, which got me to thinking; do people still make moonshine?

Home tiny home

Ransom Riggs

Small, apparently, is in.

Name That School

Jason English

School names generally fall into four categories. They

Rubber Ducky Flotilla Nearing Britain

Chris Higgins

In 1992, a cargo of 29,000 plastic (not rubber) ducks, turtles, and frogs was swept overboard from a container ship. The ship was bound for Seattle, carrying a cargo of toys manufactured in China.

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