THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

How Did You Know? - {day 2}

David K. Israel

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.

Brain Game: Did Meathead have Meatballs?

It's time for All in the Family! The Bunkers (Archie & Edith) and the Stivics (Mike & Gloria) went out to a little Italian restaurant in Queens to enjoy some pasta.

Morning Cup of Links: Abandoned Amusement Parks

Jason English

From Neatorama, 5 amusement parks that are no longer amusing.

Why is the Drinking Age 21?

Ethan Trex

In short, we ended up with a national minimum age of 21 because of the National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984. But where'd they get 21?

UPDATE: Sitcom Spinoff Winner

Jason English

Time to pick the winner of Friday's Design Your Own Spinoff contest. Several show ideas were worthy of a TiVo Season Pass based on your descriptions alone.

The Quick 10: 10 Bizarre Deaths

Stacy Conradt

I stumbled upon this list of bizarre deaths and immediately thought, "Perfect mental_floss post." I think this subconsciously might be my reaction to Halloween displays going up in retail

Growth Spurt: The _floss & The Inc. 5000

Jason English

I came to work this morning and found a piano in our office. At a less rapidly growing company, this kind of thing would be unheard of.

3 Bald encounters on the set of Star Trek

the mag

Here are 3 surprising wig and toupee stories from the set of Star Trek-- a show that baldly went where no show has gone before.

Ghost Cities of the Future

Ransom Riggs

It's strange to think about, but the landscape of our world won't always be the way it is now; it's easy to fantasize about technologies changing in the future, but what about the city

How Did You Know? - {day 1}

David K. Israel

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.

Brain Game: 3 from the Hit Parade

Here are the titles of three number one U.S. pop song hits from the past. The artists are correctly listed, but we've mixed up all the letters in the song titles.

Morning Cup of Links: Unusual Last Wills and Testaments

Jason English

Miss Cellania recently bought a new house, so she's spending this week unpacking boxes and waiting for the cable guy.

The Extraordinary Lives of the World's Tallest People

Caroline Donnelly

As a relatively tall person, I know that excessive height means struggling to find fashionable shoes that fit and fighting sneeze guards at salad bars.

The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

From our own Miss C, a quiz of Olympic proportions - Can you name these former Olympics medalists?

If Joe Biden is elected Vice President, he would be...

Mangesh & Jason

...the first VP from Delaware. ...the first Catholic Vice President. (John F.

Pages