THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

Towels: the most useful items in the universe

Becky

If your coworkers came to work this morning clutching towels, sure, they could just be really excited about the long weekend.

Paul Otlet's "Universal Book" and Other Amazing Notions

Chris Higgins

Paul Otlet was an information scientist working in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Russian stamps depict the darndest things

Ransom Riggs

Some things just get lost in translation. That's my best explanation for the following head-scratcher, used widely across Russia in 1968 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Soviet Army.

Photos Taken On The Way To Work

Jason English

I don't always carry a camera. Yesterday, I did. We've been receiving mail for my home's previous owners regularly for almost three years.

Wearing Your Lungs on Your Sleeve

Mangesh Hattikudur

NewScientist's Short Sharp Science blog had a plug for this newly designed Smoking Jacket.

Pac-Man Skull Re-created!

Mangesh Hattikudur

According to OhGizmo, an artist and a palaeontologist have created a breakthrough in video game sciences by combining forces and recreating Pac-Man's skull.

If I only had a (half a) brain

Ransom Riggs

As someone who's never even broken a bone -- not even as a kid when I used to climb (and fall out of) trees, jump off swing sets and wrestle viciously with my friends -- it's tough for me to

Scattered Ashes

Jason English

Yesterday, Tim Nudd of Adfreak mentioned Major League Baseball-branded urns (via Make The Logo Bigger).

Weekend Word Wrap: when words get in the way

David K. Israel

I know I have a problem with the incorrect use of certain words.

First Annual Flossy Awards

David K. Israel

There's a piece in the current (June) issue of the Harvard Business Review on the scarcity of exceptionally creative minds in which Daniel J.

Extreme Croquet

Becky

Yes, another extreme version of a sport or hobby (extreme ironing being my favorite).

Redesigning The Big Rig

Jason English

If tractor trailers were really designed like this, I would drive more. My friend Sonali sent these my way. We're not sure where they came from or who deserves credit.

Give us your best guess: more baffling signage

Ransom Riggs

Gadling picked this up via user Sel on Flickr, but no one on either of those sites has the foggiest idea what this sign means. I think our readers are smarter, however, so give it your best shot!

Bill Cosby, Dentists, and Sign Language

Chris Higgins

The other weekend (on Mother's Day, actually) I had the privilege of seeing Bill Cosby live in concert. It was a great show, and the audience was literally roaring for most of it.

Short Circuit Drum Circle

Mangesh Hattikudur

Check out this amazing, interactive drumming robot from Georgia Tech.

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