THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

What's the Difference?: Egg Roll vs. Spring Roll

Maggie Koerth-Baker

The Dilemma: You find yourself at a Chinese restaurant craving cylindrical food. But of which variety? Who You Can Impress: All the folks down at Hunan Garden.

Witty Lectures Presented by John Hodgman

Chris Higgins

Continuing in my recent string of podcast tips, here's another classic: Little Gray Books.

My one-minute documentary

Ransom Riggs

This is a micro-short documentary I made a while back, which I thought I'd finally share here.

April Fool's Day and William McKinley

Jason English

Did you know that April Fool's Day was widely popularized in this country by an unlikely source "“ President William McKinley?

Michelangelo's David is taking over the world!

David K. Israel

First the refrigerator magnet, now this kitsch: a house about a mile away from the new one my wife and I are buying. I know what you're thinking, some Photoshop trick. If only"¦!

Presidents to Food: Keep it Soft

Becky

It's Friday, and I'm regressing...My capacity to absorb information has undergone a bypass--I'm craving any kind of juvenilia; hence, the stats page of

The Long Arm of the Law

Jason English

For our first Christmas as a couple, my future wife gave me this sign. She and her brother had it engraved. I found this incredibly funny.

Urban spelunking with famous authors

Ransom Riggs

In which former flosser-turned-famous-author John Green and National Book Award winner MT Anderson explore some of the hauntingly beautiful and strange abandoned buildings of Detroit.

It's QUIZ time again

David K. Israel

You guys liked last week's soundbite quiz so much, we decided to do another with a different approach. CALLING ALL MOVIE BUFFS: turn your speakers up and have fun!

Acceptable.tv

Ransom Riggs

Y'all may remember some exceedingly funny movies we posted a few months back, in an ersatz retrospective of the Los Angeles-based Channel101.com.

MIT OpenCourseWare - Free College Courses Online

Chris Higgins

Ever wanted to audit a college course online, without having to pay for it? With MIT OpenCourseWare, you can access 1,550 courses on topics ranging from History to Physics and Women's Studies.

Weekend Word Wrap: Your Default Song

David K. Israel

I'm nearly certain I've invented something original here and wanted to share it for two reasons: a) how many times do you really get to be self-congratulatory in life, eh?

A Better Kind of War

Becky

The pet project of David Humphries is finally starting to come out of the underground.

Let's get animal: movies with misleading titles

Ransom Riggs

What's with all the movies whose titles make them seem like kid-friendly animal flicks (you know, like Snakes on a Plane) until you plunk down your $12.50 only to discover that you've been f

Signs of Life

Chris Higgins

The Signs of Life blog is a community art project documenting unusual signs from around the world.

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