THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

Her change was worth every penny

Mary

I've gotten back some strange foreign coins at the cash register before, but I've never been quite so lucky as Lynn Moore of Sumter, S.C., who found this one in her handful of change at a Bi

Because I actually am this lazy"¦

Mangesh Hattikudur

I'm the sort of person who would appreciate a butler. Or at least a staff of servants to do everything for me.

Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Scientist: Robert Zubrin

Mary

If you read our post on NASA's Mars simulation on Devon Island and felt the urge to follow (space)suit, you're in luck.

Pilates: faddish affectation of the effete elite?

Ransom Riggs

... or an on-the-level workout? Truth is, it's a little of both.

IQ-tips: Save at the pump

David K. Israel

So if you haven't noticed, gas prices have been inching their way down again.

The real Suri Cruise scandal

Mary

Clearly, she is wearing a Baby

Contest: O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!

Mary

Labor Day has passed, which can only mean one thing for department stores -- it's time to start planning the Hannuramakwanzmas (or, if you prefer, Chrismukkah) holiday displays.

Oooh, that's gonna leave a mark

Mary

Proof that no one will ever be able to replace Steve Irwin: This poor guy apparently tried and found the croc rather, shall we say, disarming. (And, since David feels we need a warning: If you can&

Word to your mother: We have a winner

Mary

Judging from your entries in our "coin a new word" contest, last week you had two things on the brain: politics and Pluto.

Dear Mr. Fantasy (P.S.)

Jason English

We talked last week about alternative fantasy leagues. Over the weekend, my friend Mario and my dad each pointed out ones I missed. Can you predict celebrity breeding habits? Spot a chin lift?

Intra-uterine Shark Attack!

Will Pearson

I've got an idea for the next shark attack movie.

White After Labor Day!

Mangesh Hattikudur

As I was packing up my summer threads this weekend, I realized I didn't want to say goodbye to some of my clothes just yet.

Man in the box

Ransom Riggs

Meet Jeremy Bentham. One of 18th century England's foremost thinkers, he was by most standards a genius, and by all accounts, a pretty eccentric fella.

I'm rubber, you're glue...

Mangesh Hattikudur

I saw this superglue ad on ettf and thought it was pretty amusing. Oh, if only the UN could invest in a bit of rubber cement or Scotch tape and patch up the

Hunting for Answers

Jason English

In the late-1980s, my grandfather made a bold and sarcastic prediction. One day, he said, video games would magically beam your opponent onto the couch beside you. In 2006, anything is possible.

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