Children and money


Ok, so I'm going to consider this a corollary to yesterday's consciousness post. The relationship kids have to money has always fascinated me.

5 Artistic Rivalries That Got Ugly

the mag

Mood foods and you

Ransom Riggs

As anyone who's ever seen me try to navigate a menu at an Indian restaurant can attest to, I have virtually no tolerance for spicy foods.

IKEA Naming Conventions

Chris Higgins

IKEA Naming

8 Awesome Videogame Quilts

Miss Cellania

I love the concept of combining the old and the new. Quilting is an oh-so-useful craft that goes back hundreds of years.

Tuesday Turnip

David K. Israel

It's time for another whimsical Tuesday Turnip search wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting factoids "turn-up." Today I typed in "produced every day

December 11, 2007

Miss Cellania

Scientists Say Humans are Evolving More Rapidly Than Ever.

Five Sports That Should Become Popular in America (and how it can happen)

Jason Plautz

It's no secret that the sports universe in America is pretty sheltered- we've got football, baseball, basketball and a bunch of other miscellaneous ones.

The First Time News Was Fit To Print, XX

Jason English

Every Monday, mental_floss finds the first time The New York Times mentioned select topics.

9 Absurd Transportation Modes that Never Got into Gear

Mangesh & Jason

by Kenn McCracken 1. The

Seven Historical Figures Who Married Their Cousins

Stacy Conradt

I, like most of you, would never marry my cousin. I mean, nothing against the guy. He's pretty cool. I just"¦you know"¦find the whole concept to be pretty squicky in general.

Children and consciousness


There's something intrinsically trippy about being a child; before graduating into the venal world and its cabinet of chemically-induced everythings, kids have to scrape by on their imaginations.

8 Thoroughly Misleading Baseball Team Names

Mangesh & Jason

by Bob Carson The Red Sox spent 86 years overcoming an alleged curse. Sammy Sosa somehow got the impression that he needed corked bats to amp up his already terrific game.

Gadgets: The Infinitely Geared Bike

Miss Cellania

Popular Science selected the infinitely geared bike as the "Best of What's New" in recreation for 2007. It's called The Ride by Ellsworth Bikes.

Weekend Genius Challenge #10 Winner!

The entrant with the most correct answers was Bryan, who (amazingly!) came up with 14 of the 15 songs in our percussion medley from 1980. So Bryan, congratulations!