Greg Veis, YouTube Hunter: Slam Dunks, Take 2!

Mangesh Hattikudur

It's Wednesday morning, two and a half days since I returned from NBA All Star Weekend in Vegas, and I've still got a plaster-cast smile on my face.

The Best Video Game Ever?

Chris Higgins

Gamers have been waiting with bated breath for the past seven years, but our wait will soon be over.

Fun Font Facts

Jason English

"¢ Times New Roman was commissioned by and named for The Times of London in the early 1930s. In 2004, the U.S.

Global cooling, the Neanderthal apocalypse

Ransom Riggs

Forget global warming for a moment (but just a moment); if you were a Neanderthal, it was global cooling you would've been more concerned about.

Here a crane, there a crane, everywhere a crane, crane

David K. Israel

An acquaintance recently came back from Dubai and told me the country boasts "50 percent of the world's cranes." After picking my jaw up off the floor, I said, "Come on." He

Britney's hair: not exactly the Gift of the Magi

Ransom Riggs

Unlike O'Henry's classic short story, in which a woman who sells her hair to buy a gold watch chain for her husband only to find that he has sold his watch to buy her a set of combs, the tal

Three Things I Didn't Know About the National Hockey League

Jason English

"¢ After struggling through the 1976-77 and 1977-78 seasons in Cleveland, the Barons merged with the Minnesota North Stars. Nothing like this has happened since in the four major sports.

Year of the...

Jason English

If you were born in 1982, you tend to be cold emotionally and sometimes distant at parties. If you're turning 30 this year, you're probably good-looking and might have marital problems, b

"As is painting, so is poetry"


This morning I discovered a flyer in my mailbox advertising "Wordsworth and Keats Fine Interior Housepainting: special attention paid to metre and rhyme." Part of me wanted to believe this w

February: Also National Canned Food Month


That's right. Can it.

How To: Get Detained By Airport Security

Maggie Koerth-Baker

Dangerous Item: Comedians Don't Bring "˜Em To: Myanmar The citizens of this country just want to avoid trouble—the kind that starts with a capital "T" and that rhymes

The Mother of All Demos

Chris Higgins

In 1968, Doug Engelbart led the most famous computer demo of all time.

News flash: young people are obsessed with their appearance

Ransom Riggs

We're not sure we needed the BBC news to tell us this, but according to a recent survey, kids today are hung up on their looks.

Parade Time in New Orleans

Miss Cellania

New Orleans has dozens of parades during Carnival season, culminating in the biggest day of celebration today for Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday.

The World's Geekiest Crossword Puzzle

Will Pearson

In order to solve this crossword puzzle, you'll need to know a bit of Klingon, Elvish, Furbish, Esperanto and a handful of other constructed languages.