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A Brief History of Dubious Dieting

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Most of the world seems to think that America invented obesity sometime in the last century, but the truth is, fat has always been a part of life (witness Hatshepsut, one of the great ancient Egyptian

The Goose, The Gulf War, and The Jedi: Super Bowl Memories from Tampa Bay

Scott Allen

If Sunday's Super Bowl is like most of the previous 42, it will be forgettable unless you consider the Terrible Towel a fashion accessory or are one of the few and, at long last, proud Cardinals

The Quick 10: 10 Diamond-Encrusted Things You Don't Need

Stacy Conradt

I would think that in this economy, the proliferation of everyday items festooned with diamonds would grind to a halt. But I'm wrong, and here are 10 pieces of evidence that prove it. 1.

The Bacon Explosion

Chris Higgins

Today's cultural milestone: The Bacon Explosion, a piece in the New York Times about the proliferation of food blogging on the internet.

"Immortal" Jellyfish Ages Backwards

Ransom Riggs

No, this isn't a Benjamin Button publicity stunt -- this is more akin to scary science-fiction.

Dietribes: The Sandwich

Allison Keene

Since we've covered the origins of various sandwiches in other Dietribes, this week we're looking at some straight up sandwich facts and figures, some of which may astound and amaze!

How Did You Know? - {day 2}

David K. Israel

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

Brain Game: A Clockwork Bovine

Two cows walk into a milk bar and order watercress sandwiches. Alex DeLarge winks at his droogs and then walks over to the pair of heifers.

Morning Cup of Links: Squashed by a Hippo

Miss Cellania

Fast Lane to the Future. India's new national superhighway has the potential to link different cultures, languages, and classes.

Four Artists Around the World

Andréa Fernandes

January 27 is a significant for four artists around the world.

What Else Is On Super Bowl Sunday?

Ethan Trex

As the Super Bowl approaches, your Sunday night plans are probably firming up. And, if you're like millions of other casual sports fans, these plans probably involve sitting in front of a TV.

URLs with incorrect grammar

David K. Israel

Anyone else bothered by the grammar here? Fun idea, but really? Besides WouldYouDoThatIfBarackWasWatching.com, any other URLs with poor grammar we need to know about?

More Than Just Fireworks: Celebrating 6 National Days

David Holzel

Monday was Australia Day. In India, it was Republic Day. While both are national holidays, the reasons for their celebration couldn't be more different.

The Quick 10: What 10 Famous People Did Before They Were Famous

Stacy Conradt

If Sean Connery started his working life as a truck driver, that gives us all a little hope for doing something great, doesn't it? 1. Sean Connery - coffin polisher.

Scott McCloud on Understanding Comics

Chris Higgins

Scott McCloud tells a compelling story about his journey into comics (McCloud is the author of Zot!, among other awesome things).