On my Christmas list #1: "Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science"


All week long, I'll be dropping hints to my family telling you what I want for Christmas. Here goes.... Yes, it's a book about Bigfoot. No, I haven't lost my mind.

Week in Review: Person of the Year


Gawker is running a poll to determine Time's Person of the Year.

"Monkeys, Rats, and Me" on the BBC


Once again, I find myself wishing I lived in Britain, if only so I could watch BBC2 -- NDNL alerts us to a fascinating new documentary made for the channel: Central to the programme was the new bio

Worst holiday specials of all time: the selected works

Ransom Riggs

Every year around this time, with the scent of cooked turkey yet hanging in the air, America goes Christmas crazy. Must everything be decorated, themed, painted green and red or otherwise Xmas-fied?

Great responses to "Show Off Your Smarts" Challenge

Will Pearson

Earlier this week I asked you guys to share some of your favorite urban legends. And you sent in some great stuff. If you haven't read the responses, please check them out.

Weekend Word Wrap: what NOT to write

David K. Israel

Before the holiday, if you recall, I spent a week's worth of posts dishing out proper word selection and usage tips as put forth by the grand dame of etiquette, Amy Vanderbilt.

Verily, it is the Young Men's Christian Association


This photo is floating around the Internet. (I saw it at Happyscrappy, who got it from Jameth, who...

The straight poop on Polonium

Ransom Riggs

Polonium: it's much more than just a convenient way to assassinate people.

Pre-Enlightenment scientific gewgaws


Yes, they're medieval; no, they're not instruments of torture (or dentistry). The...

Why your mom's wrong when she says "Sit up straight"

Will Pearson

The headless woman pictured at left is working really hard at sitting with good posture but it turns out sitting up straight is pretty stressful on your back.

Christmas Eve of the Living Dead


Ain't It Cool News has the perfect gift for your local grinch and/or zombie fan: "This is a post-apocalyptic tale where zombies and mutant hordes run rampant and the violence soon reaches t

It's loud, it's infuriating, it's ... clocky

Ransom Riggs

"He knows when you're sleeping, he knows when you're awake; Clocky, the alarm clock that runs away and hides to get you out of bed." Everybody knew somebody like this in college:

Reward: $ 0.05

Ransom Riggs

This is the worst lost dog notice I've ever read. Was the dog ever found? We don't know.

What is the worth of a human soul?


I guess the free market is one way to find out. Gerald Fraller is selling his own soul on his personal website.

Great "Stuff"

Jason English

Nothing I like better than misused quotes in signs. And I was just turned on to a tremendous Flickr group dedicated to this very topic.