Watercooler Ammo: What you won't find in Castro's obituary


As Cuban exiles cheer in the streets of Miami, newspapers and magazines are scrambling to write advance obits for Fidel Castro (that is, if they haven't already -- rumors about the old boy's

As Seen on TV

David K. Israel

I like Mary's contest idea about whacky sports so much, I thought I'd pilfer the idea for this post and start a whole new theme called: As Seen on TV. In as few pixels as possible, the idea

Air Hockey without Borders

Mangesh Hattikudur

Engadget has an amazing little blurb on the future of video conferencing, and how it might not be boring?!

How the carrot/vision myth got started

Will Pearson

A couple weeks ago I posted a story about a man who accidentally blinded his wife by throwing a carrot at her.

Penguins Hitch a Ride with Brazilian Military

Mangesh Hattikudur

Reuters is reporting today that Brazil's armed forces have somehow found themselves in the animal delivery service.

How to Hack Your iPod

Mangesh Hattikudur

While I have no desire to tweak a good thing, our partners at HowStuffWorks have an incredible article with links devoted to ways that you can Hack Into Your iPod: from playing video games like Doom o

Contest: Invent the world's stupidest sport!


It's good to know someone else is obsessed with odd sports -- the bloggers at YesButNoButYes have put together a top-ten list of harebrained physical activities, including: * The World Highlan


David K. Israel

More and more these days it seems we like to experience life in private, without annoying intrusions from our neighbors, our fellow countrymen or our mother-in-laws. With the success of the Walkman

'Gus-tatory pleasures, now in film form


On Saturday I saw my favorite film of the year so far (excepting my beloved POTC), which was a full-length documentary about asparagus. Stop laughing. Really, Asparagus!

Ernest Hemingway, Crazy Cat Man


Now that the Ernest Hemingway lookalike contest is over (that's the winner, Chris Storm, pictured at left), the Hemingway estate can move on to bigger issues -- specifically, what to do about the

That's One Smart Egg!

Mangesh Hattikudur

While CBS is busy advertising on their dairy, the geniuses at the British Egg Information Service have a slightly different take on shell design.

It's all Greek to Californians!

David K. Israel

At the foot of some of the tallest trees in the world, up on Humboldt Bay in the Redwood Forest, the small town of Eureka, California is celebrating its 150-year anniversary this summer.


Mangesh Hattikudur

I know this is my second doggie post, and my third one that ends in a question mark, but

Bottled Toilet Water?

Mangesh Hattikudur

If your pampered pooch is getting fed up with that plain old bowl of tap water you keep perched next to his bed, you might want to check out K9 Water from Dog Bliss.

Was Martin Luther King a Trekkie?

Mangesh Hattikudur

I was doing some editing work for our next magazine this weekend (it's our annual 10 Issue!), when I read through Mark Juddery's fascinating piece on 10 TV Shows that Changed the World.