The Russian metro: it's not fair

Ransom Riggs

Sure, Russia has some chronic transportation problems.

Imaginary Geography

Miss Cellania

Literature and cinema, our normal means of escape from everyday life, have created places that fill our imaginations.

Tuesday Turnip

David K. Israel

It's time for another whimsical Tuesday Turnip search wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting factoids "turn-up." Today I typed in "over half of those

Robotic hand: play me some Beethoven


So maybe you're looking for an idiosyncratic Father's Day or graduation gift?

The finest collection of letters since the alphabet!

Mangesh Hattikudur

According to CNN, a treasure chest of hand-written letters has recently been found in the back of a Swiss laundry room.

Misheard Lyrics: Pearl Jam's "Yellow Ledbetter"

Chris Higgins

Following our rich tradition of mondegreen research (misheard song lyrics), I came across this video of Pearl Jam's "Yellow Ledbetter" captioned completely in mondegreens: The ca

A hermit's 15,000 page work of beauty

Ransom Riggs

Perhaps the most prolific artist of our time, Henry Darger's strange genius wasn't discovered until after his death.

Diners' Club

Mangesh Hattikudur

For everyone who hates carrying two Swiss Army knives just to have a fork and knife handy at all times, be prepared to have your makeshift cutlery-world blown away!

Hot Dog Eating record Smashed!

Mangesh Hattikudur

Fans of competitive eating will be happy to know that there's a new king in town.

The Ultimate Movie Geek Quiz

Ransom Riggs

Everybody's got to start somewhere.

On the future of contests

David K. Israel

Every so often, we get a comment on our site that inspires a whole new posting.

The Silent Disco


Disco checklist: White pants, platforms, hair pick...& wireless headphones.

Block Party

Mangesh Hattikudur

CNN has a wonderful gallery by former Manhattan lawyer-turned-LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya. I've posted a few of my faves below, but be sure to check out the interview and photo gallery at

The Gallery of "Misused" Quotation Marks

Chris Higgins

David recently posted a sign showing misused quotation marks, which reminded me of one of my favorite sites: The Gallery Of "Misused" Quotation Marks!

Wonderful Collection of Tiny Animals on Fingers

Mangesh Hattikudur

It's Friday, and a lovely, summer afternoon, so I figure I'm allowed one animal post. Check out these incredible photos of tiny critters on what I'm assuming are regular-sized fingers.