THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

The Grim Sleeper: Five Disorders That Make For Scary Slumbering

Jason English

Following up on our field trip to MetroNaps, let's examine the dark side of sleep. Back in Volume 3, Issue 1 ("Our Worst Issue"), Dr.

Sleeping On The Job

Jason English

It was Friday and we were beat. Rather than fight off sleep with Mocha Lattes or brisk walks, Mangesh and I decided to go the other direction.

Your Pirate Home

Miss Cellania

On Talk Like a Pirate Day, you can speak the part. You can even look the part, if you like. But if you are really into the pirate phenomena, you can live like a pirate every

The Namesakes of 10 Legendary Drawn Characters

David K. Israel

1. All the Simpsons, excluding Bart, were named after the family members of creator, Matt Groening. Father Homer Groening, mother Marge and sisters Lisa and

September 19, 2007

Miss Cellania

September 19th is Talk Like a Pirate Day! Avast, ye salty seadogs, ARRRRe ye up fer it? Twelve-year-old's Homemade Paraglider Leads to Fame.

Plants you can cheer for, and those who cheer for you

Becky

My theme for this week started out as hair, but for today's post it seemed almost impossible not to extend this theme to include something that wants so badly to be considered hair--that signatur

Keyboard + Dishwasher = It Works!

Chris Higgins

Michele at Coudal Partners kept hearing about people cleaning their computer keyboards in dishwashers, so she decided to try an experiment -- she popped the keys off her Apple keyboard and washed it.

The Most Humiliating Scandals in Sports

Jason English

The sports pages are looking more and more like the police blotter, with wild charges from dogfighting to grand theft memorabilia.

The new king of Etch-a-Sketch art

Ransom Riggs

You may have read about Etch-a-Sketch guru George Vlosich III right here back in June, when his talent for painstaking dial-twiddling seemed rare, his monochrome portraits of presidents and basketball

Tuesday Turnip: "VD is for everybody!"

David K. Israel

It's time for another whimsical Tuesday Turnip search wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting factoids "turn-up." Today I typed in "the history of STD

September 18, 2007

Miss Cellania

Kenadie Jourdin-Bromley is four years old and weighs a scant ten pounds. She is a rare primordial dwarf.

Friends in record places

Becky

Doug Williams is a dear friend of mine, and he also happens to hold the Guinness World Record for Longest Nipple Hair.

The Victors, The Spoils

Jason English

We've named three of the four winners of last week's "Take Survey, Win Shirt" contest. Congrats to Cathy Earnhart (respondent #50), Chris Wood (respondent #250) and Roger Mullins.

A Series of Digressions: Storytime

Chris Higgins

So, how's your Monday treating you? Well, it's about to get a bit more surreal. Prepare yourself for Terry Gilliam's 1968 directorial debut: Storytime.

Can classical music make you smarter?

Ransom Riggs

You may recall a hubbub some years ago about classical music and its beneficent effects on developing young brains.

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