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The big brother effect

Ransom Riggs

This year, it should be easy to figure out who's been naughty and who's been nice; people who feel like they're being watched are much more likely to be honest, psychologists at England

Are you ready for an evolution?

Mangesh Hattikudur

There's a fascinating piece on the Duba lions of Botswana in the Daily Mail. Check out the intro: "Marooned on an island, this group of lions should have died out.

What's on Dasher, on Dancer, on Prancer, on Vixen? Mustard and relish!

Mangesh Hattikudur

Reindeer hot dogs are making a splash at Fredhots and Fries in Glenview, Ill.

Memorable Movie Moments

Jason English

My wife and I made a deal. I'll go see Dreamgirls with her if she'll see Rocky Balboa with me. This will never happen.

IQ-tips: TurtleTips

David K. Israel

Back in August, I posted an IQ-tip about GoodSearch.com.

America's most dangerous national parks

Ransom Riggs

Scary photo, huh?

These are a few of whose favorite things?

Mary

Elizabeth Williamson writes in the Washington Post: "Fake fur and real fur and jewelry and Jet Skis, Crystal and Segways and bubbly and Caddies, Race cars and leather and plasma TVs -- Thes

This post should count as 8,000 words

Mary

found 'em all on

From the Archives: Oh, Jesus

Mary

Today's archival tidbit comes from Condensed Knowledge: On the one hand you've got the BC and AD camp, on the other you've got BCE and CE. What's the difference?

World's Oldest Person

Will Pearson

For the 2nd time this year, the world's oldest person has died (to clarify, these were 2 different people).

Fatter is dumber?

Ransom Riggs

... or at least it seems to be in lab mice. Researchers at Yale's medical school have discovered that mice who take tests while hungry do significantly better than sated mice.

Greg Veis, YouTube Hunter: Give Me Some Indignity

Will Pearson

Spend every waking moment flipping through YouTubes, like The Hunter does for you, and patterns start to emerge. Grand Unifying Themes.

Show Off Your Smarts!

Will Pearson

With my Geico customer post in mind, this week's "Show Off Your Smarts" challenge is to share your favorite facts related to advertising - print, television, radio, billboards, anywhere

The folks in those Geico ads are in fact real customers

Will Pearson

If you haven't seen a Geico commercial in the last couple months, you haven't turned on the TV.

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 "largely assumed th

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