Chow-Chow History That's Tough to Swallow

Mangesh Hattikudur

When chatting with my 9-year old cousin Ryan this weekend, he told me a disturbing fact.

Ben and Jerry Exposed?!

Mangesh Hattikudur

I had no idea that July was National Ice Cream Month, or else I would have been indulging far more frequently (I hate to let a good national observance go uncelebrated).

Let's Go Fly a Cursor!

Mangesh Hattikudur

If you're a freak for desktop graphics and computer symbols (like I am!), then you absolutely need to get your hands on Tim Elverston's new Cursor Kite.

Weekend Word Wrap

David K. Israel

Today's Weekend Word Wrap is mostly inspired by a suggestion we received from a reader named Kelsie, who writes that we should do something on the word "Pip," which, it turns out, is o

Do I hear $42.66?

David K. Israel

Sorry I haven't posted sooner but I was busy this morning listing a few items on eBay. (Anyone in the market for an old Mac Powerbook ca. 1992?

America's Funniest Design Bloopers

Mangesh Hattikudur

The keen eyes over at SugartownCreative have spotted a gaffe in the new Frank Gehry-designed InterActiveCorp headquarters, located in Chelsea.

It's hard out there for a fish


You think you've had a tough week? Just be glad you're not a member of Class Osteichthyes, which has taken a real beating in the last few days.

Hey! Who you callin' a Neanderthal?


The Times reports today that scientists are reconstructing the Neanderthal genome, which has led to lots of debate about whether we should clone one, were that possible.

Only the greatest magazine titles of all time

Mangesh Hattikudur

According to BoingBoing, has been threatened with a lawsuit from the American Humane Society for choosing to hawk subscriptions to two cockfighting magazines on their site: The Gamecock (cu

Just Plain Bananas

Mangesh Hattikudur

How is it that I've never stumbled across The Tattooed Banana site before?

Is this how we'll take medication in the future?

Mangesh Hattikudur

According to the New Scientist Inventions Blog (which scours US patent applications for interesting finds), Hewlett-Packard is attempting to help control prescription drug abuse by creating an inhaler

My one and only celebrity tribute to Hockessin, DE (and the surrounding areas)

Mangesh Hattikudur

I'm definitely not trying to turn this page a Flosser Stalker site (c.f.



The Kircher Society has been running a feature on Lesser-Known Museums all week, including today's Frog Museum, "a collection of 150-year-old satirical tableaus of domestic life in the 19th

Fast food facts

Will Pearson

I've posted a couple times on obesity in America so I thought I'd continue by sharing some fast food facts I read in flipping through Paul Grobman's Vital Statistics: Odds that an A

Coupon Crazy

David K. Israel

So I just went down to get the mail and was once again completely overwhelmed with the amount of coupons in my mailbox.