PETA Goes to Prison (and ranks their food)

Mangesh Hattikudur

Having been vegetarian for years, and having suffered through high school, college and Alabama on a meat-free diet, I'm pretty aware of how hard it is to eat well as a vegetarian.

Suspicious Checkout Line Combinations

Chris Higgins

In the lead-up to Christmas, I made a series of trips to the grocery store to pick up odd items.

Weekend Genius Challenge #12 Winner!

Ben was the only one to correctly identify all 15 of the song intros from out "Soft '70" puzzle. Congratulations, Ben -- we'll be in touch via email.

Sonification: A Little Data Music

Miss Cellania

Sonification is the act of representing data as sound.

Patriotic Lobsters Finally Aiding War on Terror

Mangesh Hattikudur

USA Today, my #1 source for all lobster-inspired technology, is reporting that a California company has co-opted "crustaceans' uncanny ability to see through dark, cloudy, deep sea water&quo

Saddest Christmas Ever (R.I.P. Borat)

Mangesh Hattikudur

It is with misty eyes and trembling voice that I'm reporting that Borat and Ali G are now dead.

December 26th, 2007

Miss Cellania

How wonderful that Santa left you a new computer for Christmas! Lifehacker has plenty of links to help you set it up properly. * Interactive Flash Physics.

6 of History's Greatest Art Heists and Scams

Floss books

People love art. In fact, some love it so much, they'll do anything they can to get their grubby hands on it.

Just say snow

Mangesh Hattikudur

Looking through the wintery archives at the always-terrific Cellar, I stumbled into this great photo.

Feel Art Again: "The Feast of St. Nicholas"

Andréa Fernandes

To celebrate Christmas, let's revisit Jan Steen's "The Feast of St. Nicholas." In the Netherlands, children set their shoes out on December 5, the eve of the Feast of St.

9 Castles I Want to Visit

Miss Cellania

Wherever there is money, there will be castles built. I found 300 castles in the United States alone! But it's the older castles with a rich history that I want to visit.

Tuesday Turnip

David K. Israel

It's time for another whimsical Tuesday Turnip Google search wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting factoids "turn-up." Many moons ago, I typed in "s

11 Things You Might Not Know About A Christmas Story (even though you've seen it 90 times)

Stacy Conradt

The Griswold post seemed to be a big hit, so we'll continue the "obscure facts about my favorite Christmas movies" series with A Christmas Story.

The Best Things Since Sliced Gingerbread

Mangesh Hattikudur

Gingerbread houses are not a Hattikudur-family forte. Every year my mom (a pre-school teacher) insists that my sister and I build a gingerbread house for her classroom.

Giving Away A Book A Day

Jason English

Tomorrow, we'll announce a new book giveaway.