THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

Behold the fearsome Thai water elephant

Mary

The creature at left is an elusive animal first discovered in the 1800s.

Brooklyn's Banksy

Mary

I was in Williamsburg a couple of weeks ago, and my friend, who's in the picture, told me about this great piece of graffiti a la Banksy that just cried out to be photographed.

Is this a joke?!

Mangesh Hattikudur

What in the name of Kabballah is going on here?

McVictory!

David K. Israel

According to a recent post over at Greenpeace.org, thousands of emails and letters from environmental activists have won a McVictory: In an historic deal that has impacts far beyond the golden arches

Frankly Speaking

Mangesh Hattikudur

If you're looking for a ball park treat, you might want to toss the traditional frank in favor of some nachos and popcorn.

Beware the Ides of August!

Mary

Julius Caesar may have had his terrible horrible no-good very-bad day on the 15th of March (at least according to Shakespeare), but today, the 15th of August, was doomsday for two other rulers who ins

Contest: Your favorite song, but better

Mary

Since you guys were so enthusiastic about mondegreens (or, for our new readers, misheard lyrics, like "'scuse me while I kiss this guy"), we thought we'd build on that for this wee

Another display of art (is that the right word?) in NYC

Will Pearson

Sometimes I'm tempted to give myself a bad haircut, develop a strange accent and run around NYC at night covering statues in lasagna.

Someone finally reinvents the wheel!

Mangesh Hattikudur

I just saw these pics of the Falkirk Wheel on The Cellar's Image of the Day, and I figured I had to post them immediately.

The Champs of Sand Sculpture

Will Pearson

Canadian Wal-Marts must have an amazing beach toys section because the participants in the 2006 Canadian Open Sand Sculpture Championships seem to have slightly more exciting sand molds than I found

Only the best laptop case of all time...

Mangesh Hattikudur

I don't really have a reason to post this handmade monster laptop case here (from Boingboing), except that I think it's really, pretty cool.

Raise a can of Coke/Pepsi and cheer our winner!

Mary

We received an email from a group of concerned North Carolina citizens last week that made us think our guess-the-recipe contest should be null and void.

Happy Birthday Mr. Larson!

Mangesh Hattikudur

Mr. Gary Larson, the genius behind "The Far Side," is turning one year older today.

An embarrassment of riches

David K. Israel

So I was going around in circles, trying to come up with what to say today. I put my nose to the grindstone, but still nothing. Then, suddenly, it dawned on me: something too good to be true.

Quizno's: From edgy to over-the-edge

Mary

I adored the Quizno's spongmonkeys. I was even willing to laugh, uncomfortably, at the chain's infamous "raised by wolves" ad.

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