Will we need Dramamine for the skyscrapers of the future?

Will Pearson

Check out the blog of this team of MIT students.

Oh, Jesus, not another "letter from heaven"


I have a friend who is charming, erudite, and possessed of but one fatal flaw: She loves e-mail forwards. 90 percent of the messages she sends me are chain letters.

It was a dark and stormy night"¦


"He wakes to find himself in the Indian Ocean, naked and clinging to a door; a hotel keycard is clenched in his teeth." "It begins with a man throwing handfuls of $100 bills from a s

OMG OMG OMG she's so adooooooooorable!


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Rudolf the Clean Air Inventor

David K. Israel

"The use of vegetable oils for engine fuels may seem insignificant today, but such oils may become, in the course of time, as important as petroleum..." Or so forcasted Rudolf Diesel in a sp

Moving the Mona Lisa

Will Pearson

There's an interesting article at Wired about the crazy cost of moving a major work of art.

Another Reason Bush Could Use to Justify the Iraq War...


 With all the official reasons having been pretty well ruled out by now, here's a new one: WE WENT IN TO TEACH PEOPLE HOW TO CELEBRATE GOOD NEWS PROPERLY.

Old over the counter products with now prohibited substances

Will Pearson

Mind Hacks linked today to a page with some really interesting pictures of old over the counter products that contained cocaine, opium, morphine and other now illegal substances.

Because I'm sick of wearing "Floaties" at the beach

Mangesh Hattikudur

I firmly believe God doesn't want me to swim. At least not in any way in which my hair gets wet. I mean, I can doggie-paddle my way around the deep end of a pool like a pro.

The most powerful man on earth?

Will Pearson

Seems like Steve Jobs must be if iPods are now more popular than beer on COLLEGE

Bed Books

David K. Israel

"Now you can really curl up with a good book," reads the copy for this truly revolutionary idea: The Bed Book! From Alice in Wonderland to The War of the Worlds, this company has actuall

How to eat like an 18th-century European war god


If you're in the mood for a historical-conspiracy movie that doesn't suck "“ sorry, Opie "“  I highly recommend "Monsieur N," which I got around to viewing last night.

When Mamals Swim

David K. Israel

Last weekend, needing a getaway from the stress of LA, I took a road-trip to San Pedro and then hopped on a high-speed catamaran to the island of Catalina.

How to drink like an 18th-century European war god


Tim and I recently acquired a bottle of Admiral Horatio Nelson's blood, and I am happy to report that it's delicious. Perhaps some explanation is in order.

Why I will now be serving a pot of coffee to my girlfriend before every argument I instigate

Mangesh Hattikudur

According to New Scientist magazine, a fresh study from the University of Queensland suggests that moderate doses of caffeine will make you more likely to agree with arguments that go against your bel