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.

Squeezing 25 Hours into your Day

Mangesh Hattikudur

Never seem to be able to get enough out of your days?

Fake Bookshelf Wallpaper

Mangesh Hattikudur

Deborah Bowness has lots of lovely hand-printed wallpaper on her site (realistic pics of salvaged chairs, and walls full of unused frames), but my favorite has to be this fake bookshelf wallpaper.

The Empire State Building goes L.E.D.

David K. Israel

Here's what's been true to date: 9 colors have been available in lighting the Empire State Building until now.

World Cup for Johnny Fives


Yes, I'm obsessed with Short Circuit. Yes, in my book Steve Guttenberg can do no wrong.

Scott Adams and Spasmodic Dysphonia

Chris Higgins

Dilbert creator Scott Adams was stricken in 2005 with a rare condition called Spasmodic Dysphonia, which prevented him from speaking in a normal voice.

Tuesday Turnip

David K. Israel

It's time for another whimsical Tuesday Turnip search wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting factoids "turn-up." Today I typed in "making her the onl

Weird Sentences

Jason English

Becky's fascinating post on Weird Laws "“ and the post-post discussion "“ got me thinking about Weird Sentences.

The lynch mobs of old Los Angeles

Ransom Riggs

Think LA is violent now? It's nothing compared to the way it used to be: in 1854, fights and shootings claimed a life every day, on average.