Google's founders were ready to sell to Excite for under $1 million in 1999. Excite turned them down.
This Weekend Genius Challenge is short but sweet. We're looking for a specific answer to the question below.
Sorry I didn't get to this on Friday. As for Wednesday's book giveaway, the reader campaign slogan I'm voting for is "Vote Chia. She Grows On You." Congratulations!
I have a bit of a problem with my speakers. Whenever they're on, I can faintly hear my campus radio station.
1. Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley
Lisa Marie Presley had accompanied her husband, Michael Jackson, to the 1994 MTV Video Music Awards for moral support.
Foodpairing is a web site with an unusual premise: it seeks to visually describe the flavor relationships between a set of foods.
For today's installment of our Friday Happy Hour series, I'm handing the keys to Brett Savage.
... and yet, lately, making videos full of creepy, uncanny imagery seems to be the hot thing.
I know I promised Tom Toce's big mental_floss cryptic puzzle today, but after my puzzle primer post, I thought you all could use just a wee-bit more practice.
Genetic Cosmetic Makes Old Skin Like New. Coming soon: "the best wrinkle cream ever, because it would actually work."
The Secret to Raising Smart Kids.
So I just finished The Long Good-Bye, by Raymond Chandler, which I loved for its priceless assessments: "She opened her mouth like a fire-bucket and laughed. That terminated my interest in her.
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On Tuesday, I presented fascinating facts about six artists who were born in or who died in November.