When dragonflies mate, their tails form a heart.
"The last big football game Rutgers played was the first college football game ever," the great Tony Kornheiser said last Thursday, referring to a 6-4 victory over Princeton in 1869.
For nearly 80 years, it was dismissed as a folktale. A budding journalist in a male-dominated field, Dorothy Lawrence was nineteen years old, British, and the year was 1915.
After watching the video of the Helsinki Complaints Choir a few dozen times (and having the song stuck in my head all week), I couldn't help but gripe this weekÂ about all the other stuff that wa
As you may recall, Will, Mangesh and I traveled to the Idea Festival a few weeks ago, and one of the speakers we had the privilege of hearing was Burt Rutan -- whoÂ believes you can fly, provided you
"It's the best thing since...you know what" has replaced its sliced bread predecessor as the go-to saying when praising innovation. This is lazy and this is a
Hello, I'm a volcano. (Well, almost -- I'm a volcanic cinder cone, the simplest kind of volcano.
Y'know, as fun as it is to give Alex Kuczynski a hard time, occasionally her shopping column in the Times provides some useful information.
"Real Texas cowboys started manufacturing somethi
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In Jim Wegryn's book, A Barrel Full of Words: A Treasury of Wordplay in his chapter on homophones, he introduces a fun concept he calls dittograms.
Some pretty disturbing cartoon ads from the Philippine Animal Welfare Society, particularly the Scooby Snack.
The West Memphis Three
The Seattle Seven
The Birmingham Six
The M25 Three
The Cuban Five
The Chicago Seven
A) Conspiracy to incite a riot in the wa
Last month, Dallas County inmates started acting like two-year-olds -- well, exceptionally violent two-year-olds. TheyÂ set fire to, and vandalized, theÂ jail in a spectacularly colicky fit.
And no, we don't mean the TV show, that's Grey's --Â even if it is the first Google result for "Gray's Anatomy" (don't get us started on how depressed that makes us)
At left is the Chloe Gladys bag, which was sold at Neiman Marcus and other retailers last year for $2,000.
At right is a similar bag, which is currently available at the Gainesville, Georgia Target