J.K. Rowling invented Quidditch in a pub.
I must be hungry, because this seemed like a great idea for a Quick 10 today. Have you ever been eating or drinking something and wondered where the name came from?
There's a special place in my heart for weird Garfield parodies, but today's subject really raises the bar for weirdness.
I love ghost stories -- and judging from the way they dominate certain aspects of our popular culture, it seems safe to assume that a lot of other people do, too.
Sometimes, two letters can make all the difference.
We're back with another 5-day trivia hunt!
To remind you of the rules: Every day this week, I'll be presenting a specific challenge.
Due to a catastrophic hard drive failure, Miss Cellania is out of commission this week.
Here's what we covered last week—click on any banner to take that quiz.
There is no shortage of summer reading lists, but none of those lists include the personal recommendations of Chris Higgins, Ethan Trex and your other _floss favorites.
As announced last Saturday, "Feel Art Again" is now also a Saturday feature, though our weekend posts are a little different than usual.
Constantin Brancusi (1876-1957), requested by rea
"¢ The following fantastically cool art links are from Angie—first, pictures made by burying film in the ground and letting bacteria do its thing.
George Dyson returns to TED with a seventeen-minute talk explaining the origins of the digital computer -- in hilarious style.
The Red Phone, also known as the Red Telephone, the Moscow-Washington hotline and the Hot Line, is a "confidence building measure" and communications system designed to decrease tensions an
To me, runestones sound like something you find in the World of Warcraft or Harry Potter or something. Indiana Jones, maybe.
Yesterday, a tabloid addicted world oohed and aahed as Britney's kid sister, the 17-year-old Jamie Lynn Spears gave birth to a healthy baby girl. Well, there was more oohing than aahing.
Birds do it, bees do it (we think), even educated monkeys do it. So let's do it, people. Let's fall asleep.