Weekend Word Wrap: famous words

David K. Israel

I thought I'd use the Wrap to drop in the latest soundbite quiz, as it's all about famous words from the mouths of folks you should recognize. You think you know your famous quotations?

Something borrowed, something blue, and something made of meat


Hmm. Something to consider for the freaky, betrothed, and anemic: a wedding cake made out of ground beef. For reals.


Chris Higgins

I work at a technology company, and we frequently use the term 'rathole' to describe a topic (generally one brought up in a meeting) that's a tangent.

People I didn't expect to have tattoos

Mangesh Hattikudur

Thomas Edison: Sure, he had over 1000 patents to his name, and rarely slept. But according to his insurance inspection with Mutual Life, the bad boy inventor also sported a strange tattoo.

Halls of Fame

Jason English

Yesterday I learned there was a Robot Hall of Fame. What other halls of fame don't I know about? This is a question Wikipedia was designed to answer.

New Sofa Record: Couch Cruises at 92mph!

Mangesh Hattikudur

The Sun is reporting that a fully-reclined daredevil named Marek Turowsk has broken the Fastest Furniture Land Speed Record by kicking his couch into high gear.

Quiz: periodically speaking

Ransom Riggs

So you think you know your Einsteinium from your Titanium? See if you can match the periodic element to its corresponding wacky fact, and prove you're an elemental know-it-all -- period!

Thingamajig Thursday: grommets and fungo bats

David K. Israel

Recently my wife and I were chatting about the _floss, which she claims she reads religiously (not).

Extreme Sports Destinations

Miss Cellania

Have you made plans for summer vacation yet? I've got some ideas for an adventure you'll remember for the rest of your life! Or maybe you can just enjoy them on the net.

A mid-week dose of tips and superstitions


In the midst of all life's fretting and planning and schlepping, don't we all just want a time-out to focus on...our domestic

The Pantheon of Robots

Jason English

If there were a hall of fame dedicated to robots, who would you induct? I'm not just throwing out random questions here, like Captain Oveur from Airplane!

Five Super Mario Brothers Videos

Chris Higgins

Over the past few months, I've noticed a trend -- for some reason, Super Mario Brothers videos have been popping up all over the web.

More baffling municipal codes

Ransom Riggs

I ran across this sign in a parking garage yesterday, and it really got me thinking ... what else would I do in a parking garage?

A Little More About Retinoblastoma

Jason English

Before Derek Fisher missed one-and-a-half games of the NBA Western Conference Semifinals, I'd never heard of Retinoblastoma. Retinoblastoma is a cancerous tumor of the retina found in about 30

Are smart kids more likely to be depressed?

Ransom Riggs

According to psychologists, that depends on what kind of depression you're talking about.