THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

The Quick 10: 10 Weird Ways to Predict the Future

Stacy Conradt

I suppose reading tea leaves or lines on your palm is pretty strange too, when you think about it, but these take the cake. 10 Weird Ways to Predict the Future 1.

Early Media Coverage of U2 ('81), the Williams Sisters ('90) & Jesse Helms ('66)

Jason English

Every so often, we dig up the first time The New York Times covered various subjects.

The Sony Rolly

Miss Cellania

The Sony Rolly Sound Entertainment Player is an egg-shaped 2Gb MP3 player that flaps its wings, rolls around, and flashes LED lights in time to the music.

On Music: 7 Songs with Fewer Than 35 Words

David K. Israel

I love me a song with a lot of words in it. For example, Genesis wrote one in the 1970s called "Supper's Ready" that has a whopping 997 words - that's a whole lotta lyric.

4 Reasons the 4th is Strange

Ransom Riggs

I hope you all enjoyed the Fourth of July last weekend. I know I did -- copious amounts of grilled food were eaten, fireworks were observed, independence celebrated.

Brain Game: Count 'Em Up

We've offered some complicated Brain Game puzzles, but this is not one of those. Hey, it's Monday after a holiday weekend.

Morning Cup of Links: Jedi Gym

Miss Cellania

Jedi Gym. A Star Wars nerd opens a fitness center for like-minded individuals.

Getting to Know Franklin Pierce

David Holzel

We've been hearing a lot about the more popular Presidents this holiday weekend. But for some reason, nobody's mentioned Franklin Pierce.

Let's do a T-shirt Sale! 10% off all shirts

Mangesh & Jason

Why not? You love America. We love America. Plus, it's really hot outside.

Anyone for Tennis? 7 Wimbledon Questions Answered

Ethan Trex

The Championships, Wimbledon are in full swing at London's All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.

3 Colorful California Politicians

Carl King

When it comes to offbeat political figures, California's history is remarkably rich—and we're not talking about The Governator.

Why do we sing the National Anthem at sporting events?

Matt Soniak

On the night of September 13, 1814, Francis Scott Key, an American lawyer and amateur poet, accompanied American Prisoner Exchange Agent Colonel John Stuart Skinner to negotiate a prisoner release wit

The Quick 10: 10 Other Things That Happened on July 4

Stacy Conradt

Of course we know that July 4 is Independence Day in the U.S. But lots of other things have happened on that date as well. Here are just a few: 10 Other Things That Happened on July 4 1.

4 Other Notable People Who Passed Away on July 4th

Mangesh Hattikudur

CNN is reporting that North Carolina Senator Jesse Helms passed away at the tender age of 86.

REVEALED: Mary Todd Lincoln was a Shopaholic! (and other First Lady facts)

Special Guest Star

Today we're re-excerpting from Cormac O'Brien's terrific piece in mental_floss. The First to Walk Like a Crab: Julia Dent Grant (first lady, 1869"“1877) Julia Dent Grant was cros

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