THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

Roller Pigeons

Chris Higgins

Last week I discussed Homing Pigeons; now it's time for an introduction to the strange world of Roller Pigeons.

Airlines That Never Reached Their Cruising Altitude

Jason English

PEOPLExpress Airlines (1981-1987). Here's how Homer Simpson put it: "It all happened during the magical summer of 1985.

Clown Anatomy 101

Mangesh Hattikudur

Despite the fact that I went to a great public school, I guess we just didn't have the funding to do balloon animal dissections in our bio classes.

Wood, you be mine.

Mangesh Hattikudur

I just stumbled into some of this work from the wonderful Venice-based sculptor Livio de Marchi. Livio works exclusively in wood, and from what it looks like here, all his artworks float.

Apocalypse: Newton

Ransom Riggs

You may remember our recent greatest hits list of apocalyptic predictions that, thankfully, didn't come true.

Spare Change: The Results Show

Jason English

After much fanfare and well over 300 guesses, I brought my change jar in for counting on Saturday.

The world's oldest art?

David K. Israel

I was looking at some of my old photographs over the weekend. While my wife was always good at putting hers in albums, mine filled shoeboxes instead. (Another biological difference between the sexes?

Friday Potpourri

Jason English

Like the water pressure in a cheap motel's shower, my posting frequency has been weak.

Baby, monitor this space mission

Becky

As a longtime fan of the Baby Be of Use series, I was glad to see a baby finally stepping up to the plate--by monitoring a NASA space mission. Ok, via the baby monitor, but still.

Homing Pigeons

Chris Higgins

I invested a pleasant hour today learning about Homing Pigeons from Wikipedia. Herein I share the fruits of my clicking: Cher Ami was a French homing pigeon and a war hero.

Who wants jellyfish for dinner?

Ransom Riggs

It's been said that as wild and readily-available supplies of everyday market fish like salmon, cod and halibut are depleted -- and the upper reaches of the marine food chain is removed -- we

Weekend Word Wrap

David K. Israel

Today's Word Wrap keeps on with our tradition of bringing you the hippest, most happening new words and phrases being coined, as they're coined...

Quiz: Showtune time!

David K. Israel

Time to turn those speakers up once more and test your knowledge of showtunes! Here's 16 classics, at least one of which is sure to stump even the most erudite Great White Way enthusiast.

The Hands of Dexter Pecan

Ransom Riggs

It may be the weirdest narrative ever committed to hi-8 videotape, but if you can get past the stilted acting and dreamlike repetitions, The Hands of Dexter Pecan is a visually compelling little piece

Book burning

Becky

Ever since bookmarking the ALA book burning page, I've been traumatized.

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