THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

Our First Book Winner...

Jason English

My resolution should have been to find a panel of judges to pick the winners of these daily contests. The submissions were really great "“ some were ingenious, others laugh-out-loud funny.

The Stories Behind 11 Famous Cocktails

Ethan Trex

When you belly up to the bar, how well do you know the cocktail you're ordering?

Secrets of Past Elections Revealed! (1988)

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

After every presidential election since 1984, Newsweek has printed the best gossipy stories, revealing all the whining and backbiting of America's greatest spectacle.

Saying Goodbye to the Polaroid

Ransom Riggs

When the digital camera came along, the long-reigning king of photographic convenience, the Polaroid camera, was dethroned.

Casu Marzu: The Maggot Cheese of the Mediterranean

David Clark

Casu Marzu, an illegal Sardinian delicacy, is perhaps the most outrageously foul dairy product in our galaxy.

The Evolution of the Inaugural Ball

Miss Cellania

On January 20th, a new president will take office in Washington, DC. There will be a big parade, a swearing-in ceremony, and boxes moving in and out of the White House. Then the balls begin at night.

Brain Game: Wally's, 9pm, Bring Cake

When the evenings are slow in the town of Mayberry (which is most of the time), the locals occasionally get together to play cards.

Morning Cup of Links: Frozen Bubbles

Miss Cellania

How to convert your car to run on trash with a homemade biomass converter. Just like Doc Brown in Back to the Future! (via Gizmodo) * How cool would it be to be a buyer for Think Geek?

Executive Orders: The Famous, The Infamous & The Ridiculous

Chris DesBarres

Critics call them "legislation by other means." Supporters defend them as a necessary tool for leading the country "“ especially in the face of a Congress unwilling or unable to make

The Bedroom Quirks of 10 Great Authors

Stacy Conradt

You know that Shakespeare, James Joyce and Lord Byron were geniuses when it came to their ways with words, but as anyone who knows a writer can tell you, scribes frequently come with some serious quir

We're Giving Away A Book A Day (Starting...Now!)

Jason English

From time to time, publishers will send books to our business office in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Since we don't typically run book reviews, we're never exactly sure what to do with them.

Secrets of Past Elections Revealed! (1984)

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

After every presidential election since 1984, Newsweek has printed the best gossipy stories, revealing all the whining and backbiting of America's greatest spectacle.

Surprising Dr. Seuss Trivia

Chris Higgins

My father went to Haverford College in Pennsylvania, and he recently came across a nice article in Haverford's alumni magazine about Theodor Geisel.

How Was Australia Populated?

Ransom Riggs

It's one of anthropology's most enduring and controversial mysteries "“ no one is quite certain just how or when the indigenous peoples of Australia (also known as "aboriginals&quo

3 Big Cheeses in American Politics (and the Commotion They Caused)

David Clark

Ed note: This week we're proud to have cheese expert and historian David Clark guest blogging with us.

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