Ted Nugent would be so proud

Mangesh Hattikudur

I'm not sure what the advantage to owning a guitar created out of a gun is (perhaps people will show more respect the next time you launch into your famous set of ABBA covers?), but the "Esc

Who put lasers in my computer?

Mangesh Hattikudur

According to, Intel has just created a silicon-based chip that can shoot lasers?! It's true.

Latin Lover: Quod me nutrit me destruit

David K. Israel

Welcome to the first installment of a new feature I'm calling Latin Lover.

Dr. Seuss' Taxidermy Shop!

Mangesh Hattikudur

Despite being a fairly avid Dr. Seuss fan, somehow I'd never heard about his escapades in taxidermy. But, what an amazing collection!

Angelina Jolie: the new royalty?

David K. Israel

I don't know about where you all live, but here in LA, more and more tattoo removal parlors are opening up around town. Which might make you think ink is passé, right? Well, not for celebs.



Maybe you've heard, but this week's contest is a bigger deal than usual: Over at Worth 1000, we're looking for a Photoshop artiste to design our upcoming magazine cover on "The Fut

Sugar High

Jason English

Yesterday, we posted about The Condiment Packet Museum. But don't bother clicking if your interest is sugar packets. The curators say sugar packets have been done to death elsewhere.

Celluloid-Stumper: Yiddish goes H'W'D

David K. Israel

You guys have been getting these stumpers far too quickly.

Q: How important is a dictator's mustache?

Will Pearson

A: From Hitler to Mussolini to Saddam, dictators have long relied on their facial topiary to give the illusion of having stiff upper lips. But be careful about offering them any grooming advice.

Veni, Vidi, Viva Las Vegas!


I've never heard an Elvis cover I liked better than the original... until now. Meet Dr. Jukka Ammondt, who sings the sweet songs of the King in Latin and Sumerian.

Only the 7 Sexiest Librarians of All-time

Mangesh Hattikudur

For some reason I was curious if there were any famous historical figures who worked as librarians earlier in their careers, and I stumbled onto this. Man, what a sexy, sexy list!

Hey, I know that monkey!

Ransom Riggs

After today, I'm imposing a self-moratorium on blogs about monkeys and the internet, despite the many letters, text messages and e-cards I've received urging me to continue mining this admit

Starry-eyed surprise


No, it's not a giant shell looming over the horizon.

Plastic surgery scandal! Someone alert US Weekly!


I'm not sure whether I trust this Daily Mail article, given what happened with the last one we linked to, but... A goldfish on show at a museum has undergone cosmetic surgery after visitors sai

Weekend Word Wrap: Yiddish 101

David K. Israel

With the start of the Jewish holidays coming up next week, I thought I'd use the Word Wrap to drop some Yiddish on you all.