THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

Morning Cup of Links: Methane Media Mess

Miss Cellania

Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions. The choices we make about spending our money are dependent on many things besides logic.

The Quick 10: 10 First Ladies Who Never Wanted the Title

Stacy Conradt

As we all know, Michelle Obama is set to take the First Lady position tomorrow, and she has made it clear that she's not going to be a wallflower.

The 6 Least Necessary "Weird" Al Parodies

Ransom Riggs

Full disclosure: I loved "Weird" Al Yankovic as a kid. Loved, unconditionally and non-judgmentally, the way I loved ice cream and Nintendo, until at least the sixth grade or so.

Anyone Can Play Guitar - Lesson No. 12

David K. Israel

Today we're getting into some real basic 12 Bar Blues. We might repeat this lesson next monday, but after that, the lessons will be on hiatus for a while.

Documentaries I Like: Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe

Chris Higgins

In the late 1970's, director Werner Herzog made a bet with then-unknown director Errol Morris: if Morris ever finished his documentary Gates of Heaven, Herzog would literally eat his shoe.

U-Fizz

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.

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