Reed Hastings was inspired to start Netflix after a $40 late fee on a VHS copy of Apollo 13.
Some amazing toilet advances from around the world:
1. An amazingly-private public toilet from a street corner in Basle, Switzerland (via
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
If there's ever an excuse to admire the real-life power of a comma, this might be it.
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
I always thought Hobo Nickels were a bit of a punch line, but now that I've actually seen some, I'm thoroughly impressed.
Perhaps all this heat is finally getting to people's heads.
Following up on last week's IQ-tip on green building, where we discovered that recycling neighborhoods is just as important as recycling materials, look at what MIT architect Mitchell Joachim is
Lately, we've been getting a lot of really eloquent spam.
This is a little racier than our usual fare, but it involves one of my favorite historical figures so I had to bring it up.
Tired of Larry "Sweet Deal" Jones from Jones Toyota screaming at you about how "prices can't get any lower"? You know you're not alone.
As Gawker pointed out, people will be talking about Jen and Vince at the watercooler today, so no matter what you thought of The Break-Up, you'd best be prepared.
Check out these phenomenal creations available at GadgetStorm. Dubbed "Wallet Essentials", the Visa-size metal cards fit nicely in your pocket, and can be pulled out in case of emergency.
So I'm getting ready for a week-long trip to NYC, putting together a "To Do" list and checking out what shows are happening at which museums.
"This year alone, upwards of 500,000 Americans are expected to travel overseas to get their bodies fixed, at prices 30 to 80 percent less than at home." This is what Krysten Crawford writes
I know this is going to come across completely ignorant, because while I know crystal meth is bad for you (a little fact I picked up by watching Six Feet Under and Geraldo), I had no idea that it muck