THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

On the future of contests

David K. Israel

Every so often, we get a comment on our site that inspires a whole new posting.

The Silent Disco

Becky

Disco checklist: White pants, platforms, hair pick...& wireless headphones.

Block Party

Mangesh Hattikudur

CNN has a wonderful gallery by former Manhattan lawyer-turned-LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya. I've posted a few of my faves below, but be sure to check out the interview and photo gallery at

The Gallery of "Misused" Quotation Marks

Chris Higgins

David recently posted a sign showing misused quotation marks, which reminded me of one of my favorite sites: The Gallery Of "Misused" Quotation Marks!

Wonderful Collection of Tiny Animals on Fingers

Mangesh Hattikudur

It's Friday, and a lovely, summer afternoon, so I figure I'm allowed one animal post. Check out these incredible photos of tiny critters on what I'm assuming are regular-sized fingers.

This salad makes fatties

Ransom Riggs

As Wesley Willis once famously crooned, "McDonald's will make you fat." (Indeed it did, which killed him.) Lately, however, fast food chains like the Mick have introduced a new class

Spammer in the Slammer

Mangesh Hattikudur

Pretty interesting story in the Boston Herald on one of the world's top 10 spammers- a 27-year old hotshot, who was arrested this week.

Catchy Japanese Kid's Beer Commercial

Mangesh Hattikudur

Australian News is reporting that the Japanese company that makes fake beer for kids is expanding their product line to include kiddie wine, champagne and cocktails. Stunning.

Weekend Word Wrap: just plain funny sounding words

David K. Israel

There are certain words that make me chuckle when I hear them, even if they're not supposed to be humorous. For example: highfalutin.

Pausing to remember...Beanie Babies

Becky

Ah, Beanie Babies. Back in their heyday, my little sister took to collecting them with disturbing zeal.

Amazing Interactive Table

Mangesh Hattikudur

I'd heard about smart table cloths and interactive furniture in the works, so when I first got wind of Microsoft's 'computer meets coffee table' (codenamed Milan) I assumed it was

When in Utah...

Jason English

I am leaving tomorrow for a wedding in Utah. Park City.

Feeling abandoned: urban spelunking on the internet

Ransom Riggs

For some reason, internet junkies who rarely leave the safety and comfort of their living rooms seem to love poking around old, abandoned sites and structures -- virtually, of course.

Cooties explained

Ransom Riggs

As a part of science's never-ending quest to apply fancy-sounding names to everyday phenomena, psychologists at the University of Pennsylvania have coined the word "touch transference."

7 Toys (and T's) Definitely Made for Sharing!

Mangesh Hattikudur

For some reason I can't stop seeing "Red." From Chairman Mao skateboards to Frederich Engels comic books, socialism seems to be taking over over the kid's aisle.

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