THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

Arthur Conan Doyle has AWE$OME RATES!

Mary

Lately, we've been getting a lot of really eloquent spam.

Lie back and think of England

Mary

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.

Why are commercials so much louder than tv shows?

Will Pearson

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.

Watercooler Ammo: The Vaughniston engagement

Mary

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.

Full Metal Pocket

Mangesh Hattikudur

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.

Museum Musing

David K. Israel

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.

Medical Tourism (why folks are getting their teeth cleaned in Hungary, their noses tweaked in Costa Rica and their hips resurfaced in India)

Will Pearson

"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

That's Meth Up

Mangesh Hattikudur

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

Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Scientist: Ronald Mallett

Mary

This ought to be under "shameless self-promotion" as well as "Mad, Mad, Mad," but a few months ago I wrote a piece for Newsweek on one Ronald Mallett, who claimed that (a) time tra

100 most often mispronounced words and phrases

Mary

Can someone please send this list to the president? nucular nuclear The British and Australians find the American repetition of the [u] between the [k] and [l] quaintly amusing.

The Alps are falling

Mary

Someone alert Al Gore! Heck, alert Roland Emmerich!

Liz Taylor, take heart: 132 is the new 116

David K. Israel

According to my copy of The Old Testament, in Genesis (23:1), it says "And Sara was a hundred and twenty seven years old: these were the years of Sara's life.

In space, no one can hear you burp

Mary

Astronauts on the International Space Station got a taste treat last month that would make plenty of Earthbound proles jealous: a meal from Emeril "BAM" Lagasse, who'll be chatting with

Are you ready for some jail time?

Mary

What is in the water in Cincinnati, other than boats driven by allegedy drunk football players?

2,218 years later, another "Eureka!" moment

Mary

You probably know the Greek mathematician Archimedes as the guy who figured out how buoyancy worked, leapt from his bath yelling "Eureka!," and ran through the streets of Syracuse as naked a

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