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The wit and wisdom of Prince Philip

Mary

So I finally got around to seeing "The Queen," and although most of the performances were spot-on, I felt like the guy playing Prince Philip must have caricatured him a bit.

A new breed of movie poster

Ransom Riggs

Just like their standards for film content which result in the familiar ratings system (G, PG, PG-13, R, etc), the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) has rules for what you can and can'

From the Archives: Is there anything chocolate can't do?

Mary

Today's archival tidbit comes from Condensed Knowledge: Chocolate chip cookies have 15 times as much energy as the same weight of TNT—which is used as an explosive because it can rel

Thingamajig Thursday: ski pole baskets

David K. Israel

You know, not every thingamajig I name has to be a fodder for party conversation. Sometimes, just the knowledge of the correct name, pedestrian as it might be, should suffice.

MAC VS PC redux

David K. Israel

Many many moons ago, you guys duked it out over which was better, Mac or PC. Today, I'd like to revist the old debate by taking a look at David Pogue's HILARIOUS!

Shy tigers hate cameras

Ransom Riggs

The Sumatran tiger -- one of the rarest big cats in the world -- is also perhaps the world's most camera-shy.

Is a cold most contagious before or after symptoms appear?

Will Pearson

It's that time of year when people are sneezing and snotting everywhere and thousands of times across America each day someone coughs or sneezes in a group and says "Don't worry, I�

Armchair Field Trip to Grenada: Carib's Leap

Mary

One of the most stunning sights we've seen in Grenada has been Carib's Leap, a cliff at the northern point that can leave a visitor speechless -- and not just because it's a beautiful v

Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Scientist: Edward Lorenz

Mary

I found Edward Lorenz while doing some research on chaos theory for an upcoming m_f article.

From the Archives: World's Worst Run-On Sentence

Mary

Today's archival tidbit comes from Condensed Knowledge: One of the strangest novels ever written may be "Gates of Paradise" by Polish writer Jerzy Andrzejewski (1909-1983).

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.

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