1000 Blank White Cards

Chris Higgins

I like card games as much as the next guy, but it seems like half the fun must be in creating the cards and making up the rules. (Okay, maybe that's just one-third of the fun.

Ikea hacking

Ransom Riggs

Most hackers concentrate their efforts on computers, cell phones, important military mainframes, etc.

Yugo Nakamura Appreciation Day

David K. Israel

I know you're all going to love this clock by wunder-degi-designer/programmer/artist Yugo Nakamura. And when you're done, be sure to check out the rest of his highly interactive

A Film About A Font

Jason English

Back in February, we had a short discussion about the origin of famous font names.

Number 5 is SO Alive


If you're a glutton for the early work of Ally Sheedy and Steve Guttenberg (were they ever to reunite again?), you were probably curled up with your Popples back in the 80s, watching Short Circu

On Music: TV themes

David K. Israel

Who doesn't love a good TV theme song? Many of the hit shows from the 50s on up had not only memorable, but well-crafted tunes.

Your Tone

Jason English

One time, on a train, I was seated beside a young but very solemn woman in a headdress. If pressed, I'd say she was 28. She brought along no reading material, or baggage of any kind.

How to solar power the world

Ransom Riggs

How much surface area would we have to devote to solar cells in order to power the whole world? A physics professor at Berkeley named Mattias Loster decided to extrapolate some answers.

Three Things I Didn't Know About Orange Julius

Jason English

During yesterday's game of Mall Trivia, we touched on Orange Julius. I don't think I've ever actually had an Orange Julius.

Reviews of New Food

Chris Higgins

When I need a snack, I don't turn to my refrigerator, or even the farmer's market down the block -- no, those are way too old-school for me.

How To: Cause an International Crisis

Maggie Koerth-Baker

YOU WILL NEED ---A perilous (and paranoid) diplomatic climate ---Weapons of mass destruction ---Human error First: Don't Read Your Mail That way, you can remain blissfully uninformed about

Wikis Gone Wild!

Miss Cellania

Six years ago, Jimmy Wales introduced Wikipedia with the idea that the internet was for the free sharing of knowledge among, well, everyone.

We'll B.C.-ing you later, Johnny

Ransom Riggs

When you spend nine seconds of every morning for much of your childhood and adolescence reading a comic strip by the same guy -- or two strips, in Hart's case -- you kinda feel like you know him,

Tuesday Turnip

David K. Israel

It's time for another whimsical Tuesday Turnip search wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting factoids "turn-up." Today I typed in "has the largest,&q

Bacon by numbers

Ransom Riggs

As someone who has since childhood insisted on the importance of texture in my food over and above most other qualities -- leading to strange rainy-day combinations like ice cream and Ruffles potato c