From the Archives: Hun-y, I'm home!


This week's archival tidbits come from Cocktail Party Cheat Sheets: Like Mickey Rooney, Lana Turner, and Elizabeth Taylor, Attila the Hun married more than six different

In Norway, stripping is an art

Ransom Riggs

And we don't just mean that they're really good at it.

How to eavesdrop from a distance

Ransom Riggs

Another lesson from The Action Hero's Handbook, which this time is also pretty useful for your everyday nosey neighbor, jealous ex-lover, private eye or other such non-heroic profession.

Thanks for improving our t-shirt idea!

Will Pearson


Solving a very serious problem: CAT TYPING!

Will Pearson

This reminds me of Steve Martin discussing the horrors of cat juggling in The Jerk.

No More Happy Trees?!

Mangesh Hattikudur

I'm not sure how many of you remember Bob Ross, the hirsute PBS painter with the soothing voice, but according to G4's TheFeed (my source for all video game news), the dead instructional art

A Million Little Pixels

Mangesh Hattikudur

Alex Tew, the crafty genius behind the Million Dollar Homepage is out to make another million dollars.

On my Christmas list #4: A Jonathan Coulton Box Set


I know I've blogged about his fantastic songs before, but I'm just sayin' "“ baby got

Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Scientist: George Price


While writing about evolution for our upcoming cover story on "Big Ideas," I was reminded of the sad story of George Price.

From the Archives: Alexander's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Burial


Today's archival tidbit comes from Cocktail Party Cheat Sheets: Alexander the Great's epitaph is one of the most famous in history: "A tomb now suffices him for whom the whole world

YouTube Hunter: EPIC 2014 and the Future of Newsprint]


This month's Atlantic includes a fascinating article by Michael Hirschorn on what newspapers have to do to stay relevant in an increasingly diffuse, almost schizophrenic, media environment.

Stuff Andy Rooney Really Did Say

Jason English

Andy Rooney is in the news this week, distancing himself from a viral list of offensive statements attributed to him.

Beached snacks?

Mangesh Hattikudur

Apparently, a cargo container full of junk food washed up on shore in the Outer Banks in North Carolina.

Pencil Art

Mangesh Hattikudur

I stumbled across these earlier today, and I was thoroughly amazed.

The new prohibition?

David K. Israel

I remember the day NYC's smoking ban went into effect and bar owners from the Bronx to Brooklyn feared for their businesses.