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Quizno's: From edgy to over-the-edge

Mary

I adored the Quizno's spongmonkeys. I was even willing to laugh, uncomfortably, at the chain's infamous "raised by wolves" ad.

The mismeasure of woman

David K. Israel

An article in The Economist last week on the ways in which men and women think differently stated: Not surprisingly, on average men were physically more aggressive (d=0.6).

Week in Review: Shall I compare thee to a summer's blog?

Mary

So last week I threatened to write this week's wrap-up in sonnet form. I hate it when I back myself into a

Shirley, you must be joking...

David K. Israel

I asked before, and I'll ask again: Has Jon Stewart been named head of the News Dept. over at Reuters?

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

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