Tuesday Turnip

David K. Israel

It's time for another whimsical Tuesday Turnip Google search wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting factoids "turn-up." In honor of Halloween, today I typ

All things bright and beautiful (and ugly)


We saw this amazing gallery of Aurora Borealis shots on Dumptrumpet and had to pass it on.

Halloween Costume Contest Winner: TBA tomorrow


But in the meantime, don't forget to send us your best ideas and pictures -- the winner will be announced tomorrow as the Grand Marshal of our Halloween parade!

Only major league player to pitch a no-hitter while tripping on acid

Will Pearson

Dock Ellis was a pretty eccentric baseball player, which befits a man who now claims he never played a major league game sober.

Ridiculously Expensive Tetris $helving

Mangesh Hattikudur

My 5th grade summer was probably the palest I've ever been thanks to one little word: Tetris.

Sexy undertakers put the "fun" back in "funeral"

Ransom Riggs

Just like Justin Timberlake, funeral director Ken McKenzie is bringing sexy back ... to the death business.

Found in Translation

Mangesh Hattikudur

The New Scientist Tech blog is reporting that researchers at Carnegie Mellon are developing an exciting new translation device.

14% of you should stop reading this right now

Ransom Riggs


Halloweek: Freddy vs. Jason vs. Bambi vs. Godzilla


As a prelude to the scariest night of the year, my husband suggested that we watch Freddy Vs.

Extreme Yo-Yo-ing

David K. Israel

Our friends over at are into Yo-Yos (and no, I don't mean of the cello-playing variety).

Fall Back

Jason English

I decided to use ten minutes of my extra hour to post a few facts about turning back the clocks. +As Will informed us back in March, it's Daylight Saving time, not Daylight Savings. +The id

Week in Review: The sum of all fears


It's been a pretty scary week around here. And not just because the blog has been haunted by jack-o'-lanterns, vampires, and Hitler (oh my!).

What's the Big Idea? We Need Your Help...


According to our esteemed editor Neely, the topic of our upcoming cover story is "really huge, intimidating, and rather scary-sounding" -- but no, it's not part of our Halloweek festivi

How to be a First Aid Hero (aka 10 Things to Avoid)

Mangesh Hattikudur

Apparently, helping the sick means not taking your med school cues from the movies.

Face Tattoo

Mangesh Hattikudur

Check out this amazing photo from the Daily Mail. According to the site, this woman is from the ethnic minority group known as the Chin, who reside in Myanmar.