Morning Cup of Links: Surfing in the Amazon

Andréa Fernandes

A surfing trip deep in the Amazon resulted in surprisingly large waves and some phenomenal photographs. * According to Gizmodo, Bill and Melinda Gates just might save the world. * Queen Elizabeth

REMINDER: Who Wants Bob Dylan/Gnarls Barkley/Roots Tickets?

Mangesh & Jason

UPDATE: We'll extend this through the weekend and name a winner on Monday. If you've got Pittsburgh trivia and want those tickets, leave a

The Quick 10: 10 Facts About the Men of the Battle of the Little Bighorn

Stacy Conradt

Today is the anniversary of the Battle of the Little Bighorn. The battle actually lasted overnight, but today is the day of Custer's Last Stand.

Dietribes: Peeling the Onion

Allison Keene

The Onion. No, not that Onion. Rather, the delectable vegetable that adds a great deal of flavor to your meal and aroma to your kitchen.

The Old Calculator Web Museum

Chris Higgins

Remember that old paper-tape calculator your folks used to do their taxes? Or the crazy beige 70's calculator your high school math teacher insisted on using?

Wedding Traditions from Around the World

Jenn Grabenstetter

There is no denying that the American wedding is a formidable beast, boasting a bevy of quirky traditions that practically defy explanation.

Sub(lim)in(al) Mes(sa)ges A(re) E(ver)ywh(er)e(?)

Ransom Riggs

Subliminal: from the Latin for "beneath the threshold." First described by psychologists around the turn of the last century and coming into widespread use in the late 50s (a theater operato

7 Big Ticket Splurges on eBay

Ethan Trex

Since the online auction giant's founding in 1995, millions and millions of items have changed hands through its interface.

Brain Game: Water on the Brain

Remember those puzzles from school when you had to pick which word didn't belong? Unfortunately, the list was usually comprised of four obviously-related things and one that wasn't...

How Did You Know? - {day 3}

David K. Israel

We're back with another 5-day trivia hunt! To remind you of the rules: Every day this week, I'll be presenting a specific challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Beware the X-Men Frogs

Andréa Fernandes

The so-called "X-Men" frogs have quite a surprise for any would-be attackers. * Wacky buildings are proliferating in Dubai. The latest?

Things You Can Buy At Christie's Pop Culture Auction

Sydney Beveridge

Tomorrow, Christie's will be selling used clothing, an old stapler and a cookie recipe.

10 Nicknames Coined by President Bush

Allison Keene

We're betting that the George W. Bush Presidential library includes a nicknames wing.

Spore: The Buzz Begins

Chris Higgins

I've wanted to play Will Wright's next game, Spore, for years.

What to Do (and Not Do) In A Fistfight

Ransom Riggs

I have never really been in a fistfight. I've had some schoolyard scuffles, sure, but never had to launch or dodge a closed-fist punch.