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Origins: funky phrases

Ransom Riggs

"As the crow

Everything you ever wanted to know about namako-kabe

Mary

I'm currently traveling in Japan, and since I've subjected you to seven Armchair Field Trips in the last two weeks, I think instead I'll let you see for yourselves what I've been

Everything you ever wanted to know about wasabi

Mary

I'm currently traveling in Japan, and since I've subjected you dear people to seven Armchair Field Trips in the last two weeks, I think instead I'll let you see for yourselves what I&#

From the Archives: I musth, musth, musth stop acting out like this!

Mary

Today's second archival tidbit comes from volume 3, issue 4 (Sept/Oct 2004): Who says males don't have PMS?

From the Archives: I just want your extra time and your... well, lots of your extra time

Mary

Today's first archival tidbit comes from Scatterbrained: At 48 minutes, Andy Warhol's experimental film "Kiss" is easily the longest picture about kissing: It consists of one s

Folding bikes

Ransom Riggs

I have a bike and I love riding it.

Closing the Kinko's Trivia Loop

Jason English

Last month we posted about minimum purchase requirements for credit card users. Consumers were empowered, small business owners enraged.

Moths that sip on bird tears?

Mangesh Hattikudur

New Scientist magazine is reporting that a Madagascar moth has been discovered drinking the tears of sleeping birds.

How Santa spends the rest of the year...

Mangesh Hattikudur

Worth1000 has a pretty great photoshopping contest today involving what Santa does in his time off. Bullfighting, playing with guns, and performing ballet are just a few of the images captured.

Don't call them freaks

Ransom Riggs

Call them "body modification artists." Building on yesterday's theme, which all started with us thinking too much about the body-modified Mayans depicted in Apocalypto, we wanted to ge

The Ten Sickest Senators*

David K. Israel

Senator Tim Johnson (D) is still on the mend after his brain surgery last week.

Greg Veis, YouTube Hunter: Sportscenter Holiday-tacular!

Greg

Tis the holiday season, and the Hunter is swimming in nostalgia. He remembers the fresh snow falling on a Los Angeles Christmas morn.

From the Archives: Haboob! (Giggle.) Haboob! (Snicker.)

Mary

Today's archival tidbit comes from volume 5, issue 3 (May/June 2006): A "haboob" is a moist, hot wind in the Sahara Desert that often accompanies thunderstorms.

How To: Thwart A Bio-Terrorist Attack

Maggie Koerth-Baker

YOU WILL NEED Some Llamas Step 1: Recognize the Awesomeness That is the Llama Push those vile stereotypes out of your mind. Llamas are more than just South America's walking sweater.

From the Archives: Go West, young abolitionists

Mary

Today's first archival tidbit comes from What's the Difference? After the commonwealth of Virginia seceded from the Union in 1861, several northwestern Virginia counties went ahead and se

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