THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

IQ-tips: remote control etiquette

David K. Israel

My wife and I were fighting over the remote the other night—literally fighting—when it flew out of our grips and went sailing across the room, nearly destroying a ceramic baby ratt

Why Mommy is a Democrat, and other bedtime stories

Ransom Riggs

No, we're not advocating one party over another -- we just thought this "children's" book was particularly hilarious.

Show me the way to go home

Mary

Yes, this is a family website. Yes, it's well before 5 p.m., at least in this time zone.

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Will Pearson

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Shouldn't it be called "spider polyester?"

Mary

Yesterday I told you about the MIT non-Newtonian fluid known as cookie dough; today's MITnNf is spider silk, which the university is trying to manufacture in the lab.   Manufactured spider s

Greg Veis, YouTube Hunter: Election Day Edition

Mary

Some people call it Election Day; I call it Christmas.

Show Off Your Smarts!

Will Pearson

Last week, in our first "Show Off Your Smarts!" challenge, you guys came up with some great movie facts. And I'm expecting even more this week.

Blogs from the underground: jail time and beatings for computer nerds in Egypt

Ransom Riggs

Most of the countries on Reporters Without Borders' annual "enemies of the internet" blacklist -- China, Saudi Arabia, North Korea, Cuba -- are nations that have long been identified as

Man vs. Beast: Oral Hygiene Edition

Jason English

"Don't worry," I often assure people whose face my dog is licking. "A dog's mouth is cleaner than a

The art and science of Rosamond Purcell

Mary

We'll say it again: we love two-headed animals. We also love it when art and science work together.

May the tallest candidate win

Ransom Riggs

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Taking one page at a time

Mangesh Hattikudur

For those of you who can't play band music and turn pages at the same time, meet your solution: the Hammacher Schlemmer Hands-Free Sheet Music Library and Page Turner.

A truly amazing post (if you're a tricycle enthusiast)

Mangesh Hattikudur

I was milling about the Museum of Unusual Transport when I stumbled into a page full of crazy three-wheelers. Check 'em out! a) the Police Bondage Tricycle-- If you were watching "COPS!

Also, it's cold, I'm tired, and my feet hurt...

Mary

I know this has been floating around the Interweb for a few months, which means we're a little late with it, but quit your whining and let the Complaints Choir of Helsinki show you how it's

Special of the Day for Blog Readers

Will Pearson

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