The rock 'n' roll bridge

Ransom Riggs

Unlike rock 'n' roll high school or even Rock 'n' Roll McDonalds, the rocking 'n' rolling done by the infamous bridge known as "Galloping Gertie" that spanned t

What Jesus looked like

Ransom Riggs

This was found by author and NPR commentator Davy Rothbart. Go ahead and laugh, sure -- but have you got a better idea? If so, draw it and email it to us!

Immigrant Superheroes

Mangesh Hattikudur

I saw these on the ever-brilliant Boingboing, and thought the concept was so thought-provoking it deserved to be posted.

Art Garfunkel the bookworm?

David K. Israel

Every now and then I stumble upon something online that just blows me away.

A Posting on Toasting

Mangesh Hattikudur

Very, very sleek new design for a toaster, by a UK designer named George Watson. And while I do love the whole look/feel of it, the appliance looks a little too slim to handle my morning bagel.

Gentlemen, Start Your Vacuums

Mangesh Hattikudur

There's no doubt the Roomba has taken the chore out of carpet cleaning. Unfortunately, however, it isn't nearly as much fun as the new Trak Vac racecar vacuum cleaner. While the T.V.R.V.C.

That's One Long Train

Mangesh Hattikudur

I spotted this on Neatorama, and was stunned: the train is actually 1.86 miles long?!

The 90s: a flowchart

Ransom Riggs

Flowcharts are really useful for representing algorithms or processes schematically. They are also, sometimes, useful for making nerdy jokes. This is the funniest flowchart I've seen all day.

Rakoff on Allen on

David K. Israel

David Rakoff has just finished his three-week blog over at after seeing 28 Woody Allen films in 21 days at the Film Forum in SOHO.

Greg Veis, YouTube Hunter: MLK Day Edition


"The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice." Martin Luther King, Jr., said that*, but you're going to hear presidential candidate Obama repeat it more than a f

Imaginary field trip: the Ear Islands

Ransom Riggs

In his Inventorum Natura the first century Roman author and natural philosopher Pliny the Elder describes a small group of islands off the coast of Germany, whose bizarre inhabitants, the Auriti (or &

How To: Be An Astronaut

Maggie Koerth-Baker

Take Your Aspirin Here's the secret they don't tell you about space travel: It hurts.

What a Workout

Jason English

I'm not exactly sure how stationary biking relates to helping families of slain police officers. But that doesn't make me any less impressed.

Unbelievably Lucky Crash

Mangesh Hattikudur

I saw these photos on TheCellar, and was blown away by how lucky the truck's driver was.

Too weird to die

Ransom Riggs

The Zoological Society of London just announced a plan that would add the world's 100 most evolutionarily distinct species to international endangered lists.