Should you sleep with your pets?

Ransom Riggs

I know what you're thinking, you dirty birds -- no, not that way. I mean, should you share the Tempurpedic with Rover and/or Fluffy -- and if you choose to, what consequences could it have?

The First Time News Was Fit To Print, VI

Jason English

Let's try this again.

The Proliferation of Kingdoms

Miss Cellania

It used to be as easy as animal, vegetable, and mineral. My fifth-grade daughter was assigned some homework for the weekend. She had to illustrate the Five Kingdoms. The Five Kingdoms?

Tuesday Turnip: Safe-T-Man!

David K. Israel

Today's Turnip breaks with my tradition of typing in random phrases. Today, I went looking for specific information on what I'd thought was called Safety-Man.

The incredible liver and its appeal


This summer I stumbled upon a detox, and I've been so fascinated with it that I'm keeping it up. It's like finally handing your body the microphone!

The Kriegsmann Files - Found Publicity Photos

Chris Higgins

Following up on Monday's Square America post, _floss staffer Kara Kovalchik pointed me to The Kriegsmann Files, an archive of old publicity photos on Flickr. The story goes that the photos wer

Running Amok vs. Going Berserk: a practical guide

Ransom Riggs

Yes, there are big differences between the two.

Forecasting the Electronic Household

Miss Cellania

This page (found at Cynical-C) is from the 1979 book Future Cities: Homes and Living into the 21st Century. It described "the electronic household." Click the picture to see it full-size.

Friday Happy Hour: Labor Day Buffet

Jason English

Let's kick off the holiday weekend with a buffet edition of our Friday series.

Arigato for smoking

Mangesh Hattikudur

Adfreak is reporting today that Hawaii's been running a very strange, pro-smoking campaign in Japan. Apparently, the U.S.

Weekend Word Wrap

David K. Israel

Today's Word Wrap keeps on with our tradition of bringing you the hippest, most happening new words and phrases being coined, as they're coined...

The kindness or cuckoldry of strangers


We're still in the era of prankdom, when people can win $100 if they go along with a stranger's protracted back story and subsequent request for help (thank you, "Boiling Points").

The Mangesh, The Myth, The Legend

Jason English

I've had my share of random freelance projects: Trying to dream up a better name for In The Houze, the Steve Martin-Queen Latifah movie eventually titled Bringing Down The House (this was not one

I've got a cranky bunch of coconuts

Mangesh Hattikudur

OhGizmo has an interesting piece on all the fake coconuts hanging from trees in San Jose, CA.

You are getting pregnant ... very pregnant

Ransom Riggs

If you thought hypnosis was just about making people quack like a duck when you snap your fingers, think again.