The festivity of imbuing discarded DNA


A friend of mine is studying in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and she recently participated in Loi Kratong, an all-out lantern lighting festival that falls on the full moon of the 12th lunar month (usually

Really Skinny Housing

Mangesh Hattikudur

Wow. I really hope these skinny house pics don't give my (normal size) apartment a complex. Some astounding photos of what you can do with limited width at the weburbanist.

Photographs You're Not Supposed to See

Mangesh Hattikudur

The idea for Strictly No Photography is so mischievous that I simply had to post about it.

Extreme Home Engineering: How To Build Your Own TiVo

Chris Weber

This week: How to build your own TiVo (or, How to never miss an important football game ever

Lean on me

Ransom Riggs

Think the Leaning Tower of Pisa is impressive?

5 Tubby Monarchs We Love

Mangesh & Jason

Whether because of abundant food or lack of exercise, historical monarchs have been plagued with largeness of girth (a true hardship).

Weekend Genius Challenge #8: Two Words

CONTEST NOW CLOSED. Click here to see the 20 finalists. Thanks to all of our players! We hope you all had an enjoyable and safe Thanksgiving.

The Wisdom of Clouds:

Chris Higgins

For months now, Seattleite Ben Tesch has been working on, a next-generation weather prediction site.

The First Time News Was Fit To Print, XVIII: Sports

Jason English

Every week, mental_floss wanders into the archives of The New York Times to find the first time The Times covered a particular subject.

The First Time News Was Fit To Print, XVII: New York Edition

Jason English

Every Monday, mental_floss wanders into the archives of The New York Times "“ and wanders out with first mentions worth mentioning. This week, we're focusing on New York City.

November 26, 2007

Miss Cellania

Crayon Physics, a freeware game that allows players to draw objects that immediately react to the environment.

7 Geniuses and 1 Entire Science That Never Won the Nobel

Mangesh Hattikudur

Scientists and Intellectuals are supposed to be above petty politics and popularity contests, right? Nope.

Friday Happy Hour: Thanksgiving Weekend Buffet

Jason English

For everyone stuck at work or hiding at a relative's house today, a few questions to ponder as you run out the clock. 1) I recently met a guy named Frasier.

The (Somewhat Dark) History of Presidential Turkey Pardoning

Marissa Lee

During this auspicious holiday weekend, I would like to say a few words about the deeply significant and heartfelt tradition of Thanksgiving Turkey

November 23, 2007

Miss Cellania

The Gizmodo Ultimate Black Friday Deal Guide. Good luck out there, and be careful. Touch the Bubbles 2. In this game, listen to the sounds and repeat the pattern in the correct order.