Miss Cellania

Drinking soda pop has never been so scientific. U-Fizz is a contraption for putting carbonation into drinks that are not already carbonated.

Brain Game: Little Johnny #1

If you grew up going to public school in the United States when I did, you probably remember "Little Johnny." He was the source of many playground rumors and jokes, many of which were in poo

Morning Cup of Links: Animals with Tools

Miss Cellania

Lifehacker's Guide to Catching the Inauguration from Anywhere.

The Origins of Salt, Pepper & Other Popular Spices

In the Beginning

For today's reading from In the Beginning: A Mouthwatering Guide to the Origins of Everything, let's take a look at the stories behind some of your favorite spices. 1.

Eisner Contest Winners!

David K. Israel

Several hundred people entered our Will Eisner contest. We randomly picked two who had both answers correct (and most of you did!): 1. The Dreamer is based on the life of whom? Will Eisner 2.

The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

Flosser Merinda has sent in this educational and hilarious chart regarding heavy metal band names.

Contest: Rube Goldberg Devices

Andréa Fernandes

In conjunction with our two "Feel Art Again" posts on Rube Goldberg (Jan.

Rube Goldberg, part 2

Andréa Fernandes

As a continuation of last Saturday's post on Rube Goldberg, here are four more tidbits that you may not know about the man who coined the phrase, "I don't know from nothin'!"

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

Friday Happy Hour: First Days on the Job (Plus A Giveaway)

Jason English

1. Mangesh and I were just discussing our memories of past inaugurations. The only one I know I watched was Bill Clinton's in 1993.

The Quick 10: Facts About 10 Presidential Inaugurations

Stacy Conradt

I figure by next week at this time, everyone will be all inaugurationed out, so I'm getting to you early with the trivia.

Acceleration Due to Gravity: Super Mario Brothers

Chris Higgins

I've pointed to nerdy analysis of Super Mario Brothers before.

Love Potion Number None: the Anti-Love Drug

Ransom Riggs

There have been enough cheesy ballads written about it over the milennia that by now it's a well-established fact: love can get you in trouble, drive you crazy, ruin your life.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

You Can't Fire Me Because I'm Drunk! The highest court in Peru has ruled that the town of Chorrillos must reinstate Pablo Cayo as a janitor.

Bonus Quiz: Celebrity Interns

Jason English

Everyone has to start somewhere. Even Dick Cheney, Oprah and John Krasinski.