THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

Week in Review: MENTAL FLOSS BITES DOG!

Mary

Maybe you've heard, but this week's contest is a bigger deal than usual: Over at Worth 1000, we're looking for a Photoshop artiste to design our upcoming magazine cover on "The Fut

Sugar High

Jason English

Yesterday, we posted about The Condiment Packet Museum. But don't bother clicking if your interest is sugar packets. The curators say sugar packets have been done to death elsewhere.

Celluloid-Stumper: Yiddish goes H'W'D

David K. Israel

You guys have been getting these stumpers far too quickly.

Q: How important is a dictator's mustache?

Will Pearson

A: From Hitler to Mussolini to Saddam, dictators have long relied on their facial topiary to give the illusion of having stiff upper lips. But be careful about offering them any grooming advice.

Veni, Vidi, Viva Las Vegas!

Mary

I've never heard an Elvis cover I liked better than the original... until now. Meet Dr. Jukka Ammondt, who sings the sweet songs of the King in Latin and Sumerian.

Only the 7 Sexiest Librarians of All-time

Mangesh Hattikudur

For some reason I was curious if there were any famous historical figures who worked as librarians earlier in their careers, and I stumbled onto this. Man, what a sexy, sexy list!

Hey, I know that monkey!

Ransom Riggs

After today, I'm imposing a self-moratorium on blogs about monkeys and the internet, despite the many letters, text messages and e-cards I've received urging me to continue mining this admit

Starry-eyed surprise

Mary

No, it's not a giant shell looming over the horizon.

Plastic surgery scandal! Someone alert US Weekly!

Mary

I'm not sure whether I trust this Daily Mail article, given what happened with the last one we linked to, but... A goldfish on show at a museum has undergone cosmetic surgery after visitors sai

Weekend Word Wrap: Yiddish 101

David K. Israel

With the start of the Jewish holidays coming up next week, I thought I'd use the Word Wrap to drop some Yiddish on you all.

Pimp my Mattress

Mangesh Hattikudur

The Raw Feed is reporting that the Japanese have outdone us again, this time by computerizing their mattresses! Apparently, Panasonic will be selling this thin slice of heaven for $2200 in October.

Hot Wheels!

Mangesh Hattikudur

When checking out ThePresurfer this morning I saw this amazing link to an encyclopedia of strange vehicles.

Armchair Field Trip: The International Spy Museum

Mary

I warned you: If you gave me good advice about where to go in Washington, I'd take it.

Never mind, is nice after all

Mary

Seeing as how the whole "diplomatic talks about Borat" thing turned out to be false... The reports were strongly denied by Roman Vassilenko, the Press Secretary at the Kazakhstan Embassy.

Don't make love = don't make war

Mary

The gangsta molls of Pereira, Colombia, have apparently decided to stage a real-life version of Lysistrata, the play by Aristophanes in which the women of Sparta, Boeotia, and Corinth withhold sex in

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