Required Viewing: People in Order (Home)

Chris Higgins

For everyone who enjoyed the two People in Order videos last week, one more has surfaced on the web: People in Order (Home) shows 73 households in descending order of yearly income (the incomes go fr

The First Time News Was Fit To Print, XXIV

Jason English

In case you missed our first twenty-three volumes or the greatest hits edition, let me explain. Every Monday, we head into the archives of The New York Times to find first mentions worth mentioning.

Aqueduct Mobile Filtration Vehicle

Miss Cellania

The first Innovate or Die Pedal Powered Machine contest challenged inventors to build machines that use human power to generate energy for useful purposes.

Calling All Photographers!

Ransom Riggs

Mental_floss needs you in a big way!

January 21st, 2008

Miss Cellania

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Take some time to watch the entire I Have A Dream speech from 1963.

Weekend Genius Challenge #99... er, #16

It's Weekend Genius Challenge #16, but we've gone all the way up to ninety-nine this time around.

The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

"¢ My mom likes to talk about the "good ole days." But were they always so good? Here are 10 Creepy Old Ads to make you think twice before hopping into that time machine.

Hunting with Dad


Postal service in my neighborhood isn't very consistent, so it can make for some interesting deliveries.

9 Times They Probably Should Have Stopped The Presses

David Holzel

Parade magazine recently gave readers a taste of the now-lost time when news traveled slowly and events often overtook information. Staring from the cover of the tabloid's Jan.

The Oldest Thing You Own: In Pictures

Jason English

On Tuesday, Higgins asked you to send us pictures of the oldest thing you own. Today, I'm begging. We're trying to get a photo gallery feature off the ground.

Top 5 Folky Covers of Rap & Hip-Hop Songs

Chris Higgins

It's officially a trend: acoustic, folk, and bluegrass bands can't stop covering rap and hip-hop songs. Here are five of the best examples making the rounds on YouTube. 1.

The Andy Kaufman of the Internet?

Ransom Riggs

Mark Erickson is professionally helpful: he's one of those guys who just knows so much about such a broad range of topics that he's compelled -- nay, destined -- to share his knowledge with

The Weird Week ending January 18th

Miss Cellania

Children Given Mercury as Toy; Hazmat Crew Responds The Salinas, California hazardous materials response team was called in after a doctor had found the children in the home had high mercury levels.

Weekend Word Wrap: text-to-speech

David K. Israel

I tend to be behind when it comes to technology. For this, I blame my parents, who, in 1985, were the absolute last ones in the neighborhood to get cable (anyone remember Prism?).

January 18th, 2008

Miss Cellania

The Macbook Air compared with four other slim laptops.