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Thingamajig Thursday: the peel

David K. Israel

It's Thursday folks, and you know what that means... Today I'm naming those long wooden thingamajigs bakers use to slide loaves of bread in and out of the oven.

Special of the Day for Blog Readers

Will Pearson

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No man is an island

Ransom Riggs

What a great job: painting islands on the walls of grocery stores. It ain't exactly the Sistine Chapel, but it sure beats bagging.

Extreme Multitasking

Mary

First there was the guitar/gun; then there was the stove/chair.

The Dance Dance Revolution Revolution

Mary

Hey kids! And geeky adults!

How to Ensure No one Steals Your Favorite Mug

Mangesh Hattikudur

If you're the sort of person who resents when your roommates and friends repeatedly steal your favorite mug, boy do we have the solution for you.

Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Scientist: Andrew Newberg

Mary

"Glossolalia" is a practice that started in American charismatic churches around the turn of the 19th century, but that's not what you know it as -- it's more commonly called "

Buggin' Out!

Mangesh Hattikudur

Check out this round-headed katydid. When I first saw this post, I imagined the hot-pink creature hailed from some sort of exotic locale, filled with tropical flowers and luscious fruit.

Real words, or just plain balderdash?

Ransom Riggs

One of the great things about languages is that, like our bodies, they tend to regenerate themselves.

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.

Special of the Day for Blog Readers

Will Pearson

15% off any of our t-shirts, including two brand new ones.

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.

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