The Moonwalk Mating Dance

Mangesh Hattikudur

I've seen guys attract women by doing Michael Jackson moonwalks in clubs, but I had no idea the dance-move worked on chicks across the Animal Kingdom.

Tall Women More Likely to Have Twins

Will Pearson

LiveScience reports on a study that shows a link between the height of mothers and the likelihood that they will have twins.

Hail to the Artist-in-Chief

Mangesh Hattikudur

I don't know about you guys, but I'm a compulsive doodler. Even when I'm listening at meetings, my pen has to be drawing something.

Double Jeopardy! An Interview with Ken Jennings


Earlier today we heard from quiz-show whiz Bob Harris -- now we've got Ken Jennings, who is famous for giving our favorite Jeopardy!

Double Jeopardy! with Ken Jennings and Bob Harris


Who are Bob Harris and Ken Jennings? If you get that corny little joke, you already know -- they're both super-smart and slightly obsessive Jeopardy!

D'forest for d'trees

David K. Israel

One of our favorite blogs,, has a fascinating post on eco-smart Chinese, who are now carrying their own chopsticks to their favorite restaurants when they eat out, doing what they can t

Pop annotations: "U Can't Shine Like Me" by Lil' Romeo (feat. the Old Prospector)

Ransom Riggs

This week, Floss' senior annotator warms the bench while the Old Prospector tries his hand at a little pop cultural deconstruction.

The Week in Review that dare not speak its name


Inspired by Pro-Life (nee Marvin) Richardson, we've decided to re-christen some of the other folks who have populated the blog this week.

Fighting Fish

David K. Israel

What do fish and the fight against terrorism have in common, besides starting with the letter F?

You Can Balance An Egg Tomorrow!*

Jason English

David's Celluloid-stumper touched off a spirited discussion about tomorrow's Autumnal Equinox.

Elephants on parade!


Today is Elephant Appreciation Day!

What's in a name?

Mangesh Hattikudur

Just in case you didn't witness his meagerly attended soapbox speeches, or his harassment of folks at county fairs, AdFreak is reporting that Marvin Richardson, an Idaho would-be politician/straw

The Recline of Western Civilization

Mangesh Hattikudur

Finally, it's the innovation couch potatoes have been waiting for: Sleeves on a blanket!

She's fallen and she definitely can't get up

Mangesh Hattikudur

Check out this smart ad I saw at TheCellar.

Spy Versus Spy: American Revolution Edition


Say a little prayer for Nathan Hale, America's first spy, who gave his famous "I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country" speech 230 years ago today before being han