THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

One bad hoax deserves another

Mary

All this talk about the upcoming photos of baby Suri Cruise has gotten me thinking about Lafayette Ronald Hubbard, or as you know him, L. Ron.

Watercooler Ammo: Don't be a pack rat

Mary

We're going all Lifehacker-y today for Watercooler Ammo, since some of you may be traveling for the weekend (and since all four of us will be traveling on Monday and Tuesday).

Last chance to enter our Pepsi/Coke contest

Mary

As a new blog, we like to remind ourselves that things almost always start small. Exhibit A: In 1886, sales of Coca-Cola averaged only 9 drinks per day.

Not Your Grandma's Ant Farm!

Mangesh Hattikudur

In my mind, ant farms are sort of pegged to the same era of science toys as chemistry sets and DNA snap-tite models (the kind endorsed by Watson and Crick!).

M. C. Escher Block Party!

Mangesh Hattikudur

I'm still kind of stunned by this, but check out Andrew Lipson and Daniel Shui's recreation of the famous M. C. Escher drawing, Relativity.

Weekend Word Wrap: malapropisms

David K. Israel

As promised, today's edition of the Weekend Word Wrap is on "malapropisms"—a word not to be confused with Bushisms. While George W.

A corpse flower grows in Brooklyn

Mary

Hold your nose! Our favorite rare and giant plant, the corpse flower or Amorphophallus titanum, could burst forth and stink up the air as early as today at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

Most. Adorable. Baby animal. Ever.

Mary

And it's not even a

Why can't ads still be this ridiculous?

Will Pearson

 

Immortal dogs and contagious cancers

Mary

All dogs may go to heaven, but there's at least one who's apparently stuck in limbo, long gone as an individual animal but living on in an extremely unlikely form.

Watercooler Ammo: Is this some kinda bust?

Mary

As you've doubtless heard if you have any interest in politics, sex, art, or other things that shouldn't be discussed at dinner parties, the Museum of Sex just revealed its new "preside

Bathroom break

Mangesh Hattikudur

Some amazing toilet advances from around the world: 1. An amazingly-private public toilet from a street corner in Basle, Switzerland (via

Wish you were here

Mary

This charming story about the first postcards showed up on Blogspotting the other day: The fuss about AOL's data gusher reminds me of a story I heard a week ago about the advent of penny postc

Eats, Shoots & Costs a Company $2.13 Million

Mangesh Hattikudur

If there's ever an excuse to admire the real-life power of a comma, this might be it.

Beer least likely to be found in a dorm near you

Will Pearson

I'm not much of a beer drinker but I love world records and I stumbled across this record-breaking beer yesterday - on the web that is, because it's actually illegal to sell in the state of

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