THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

You asked: Why does V8 cure hangovers?

Mary

One of our readers (okay, it was my friend Lisa) noticed a mention of "National Hangover Day" in our new-holiday contest -- a day of bleary-eyed and queasy celebration on which "V8 will

Help Stephen Hawking (and get paid!)

Mangesh Hattikudur

CNN is reporting that wheelchair-bound physics genius Stephen Hawking is looking for some hired help.

A Python That Couldn't Cross the Road

Mangesh Hattikudur

God, pythons are such gluttons. As if swallowing an electric blanket wasn't bad enough (see here), a Malaysian specimen gulped down a pregnant (PREGNANT?!) sheep and then couldn't move.

Hurricane Relief

Mangesh Hattikudur

For all the Ziggys and Charlie Browns out there who seem to be plagued by perpetual rain clouds hovering over their heads, the MY-DAY umbrella has your damp-weather solution.

That's one cool ride

Mangesh Hattikudur

I don't know if this is a hoax or not, but I saw it on Popgadget, and figured it was too funny-looking not to post about.

Thingamajig Thursday: the whammy bar

David K. Israel

Welcome to the second installment of Thingamajig Thursday.

Geo-stumper: name these shadows

Ransom Riggs

One of the country's most famous hand-made structures, this week's geo-stumper is considered a towering feat of do-it-yourself engineering by some; an ugly, overgrown yard ornament by others

Advantage: Queens

David K. Israel

One of the things I miss about living in NYC is the ability to take the 7 train out to sporting events in Queens. No car, no traffic, no parking woes getting in and out.

But Mainely, the folks there won't kill you

Mary

CNN published two stories today about small towns in Maine -- one a travel story about a "New England classic" village, the other a horrific story of a quadruple murder at a bed & breakf

Is it 5:30 yet?

Mary

Half an hour left...

Family Time

Jason English

I'm always impressed by families who find fame in multiple generations.

Be my travel agent

Mary

I'm headed to D.C.

Mice hate cheese!

Will Pearson

I don't know who started the myth that mice like cheese but someone needs to be sued for this lie.

You say Tomato, I say Tomato Fight

Mangesh Hattikudur

I saw these great pics at TheCellar of La Tomatina, the tomato festival in Buñol, Spain.

Bush's Summer Reading List (it's heavy?!)

Mangesh Hattikudur

I don't know if you've seen, but there's been a lot of hullabaloo over this ad (left) from Canadian company Simply Audio Books, which had plastered Bush's image on billboards acros

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