THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

My New Ice Cream Theory

Jason English

Whenever I go for ice cream, I always see lots of little kids. My previous theory, devised after years of ethnographic research, was that kids really liked ice cream.

Did You Feel it Too?

Chris Higgins

Living in the Pacific Northwest, I occasionally experience the wimpiest of earthquakes, and they are endlessly entertaining to gossip about with other terrified locals.

Quick Star Search Search

Jason English

In the comments under yesterday's post on Real Reality Stars, reader Dawn wisely mentioned Star Search.

Weekend Word Wrap: Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies

David K. Israel

This post will feel more like my Book Corner feature, but it's not. It's hard to review a book you haven't read.

The ancient astronomers of Peru

Ransom Riggs

We here at the _floss go positively mental when archaeologists find cool new things, and these 13 towers in Peru, built 2,300 years ago and believed to have been used to measure the motion of the sun

Real Reality Stars

Jason English

We now live in a world where the seventh-best American Idol contestant is an Oscar-winning actress. This got me thinking.

So THAT'S what 8,900 snow angels would look like

Ransom Riggs

People will do the strangest things to get into the Guinness Book.

Clown College

Becky

It's getting to be about that time of year again...college admissions!

Best of the worst foods ever

Ransom Riggs

I say, if you're gonna break that diet, do it in style.

Fun With Ear Wax

Chris Higgins

While researching a new article for the print version of the _floss, I came across some surprising inventions to tackle ear wax. First was the practice of "ear candling," in which a hollo

IQ-tips: tax returns (oy gevalt)

David K. Israel

Yup, it's that time again"¦ perhaps the worst time of the year for everyone except accountants, right? But there's a least one bit of good news this year, courtesty of moneygirl'

Living History

Miss Cellania

Historical reenactment is a marriage of education and role-playing games. Those who are involved with reenactment groups are dedicated to promoting an understanding of history.

Cabled Cloaks for the 'Tari Set

Becky

 

Born on the 29th of February

Jason English

This is not a leap year.

About that whole slavery thing ...

Ransom Riggs

... Virginia is sorry. On the eve of the 400th anniversary of the establishment of the Jamestown settlement (in May of 1607), the Virginia state legislature is doing some soul-searching.

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