Found Objects

David K. Israel

In case you missed the first couple editions of Found Objects, the idea of this feature is pretty simple: I'll be posting some sort of visual representation of an object, equation, theory or idea

Thinking way outside the box


Yes, Halloween is coming, and yes, these are what you think they

Wheel in the cage keeps on turnin'


Sometimes I think I just can't please you people. I put up one post, and five seconds later it's "where's the next one? We're bored! Update!

Fun collection of Tongue Twisters

Will Pearson

"Rubber baby buggy bumpers" is child's play compared to this collection of tongue twisters from around the world.

Idiot of the Day: Me

Jason English

While our Reduce Idiocy contest is over, idiocy has not been eradicated. As an example, I submit myself, at a recent physical. My doctor asked me to turn my head and cough.

A genius who had plenty of sex


One thing I've learned in the short time I've been blogging is that you can learn things almost anywhere -- for instance, on the packaging for Stila eyeshadow.

Weekend Word Wrap: obscure and obsolete words

David K. Israel

Though today's Word Wrap is on obscure or obsolete words, I have to start by sending you over to a related site called, created by Jonathan Harris in conjunction with the FABRICA st

Quiz of the Day: Friday the Thirteenth

Quiz for Friday, October 13, 2006: Friday the Thirteenth 1. True or False: Every calendar year contains at least one Friday the 13th. a. true   b. false 2.

These legs were made for walking... or not


Will! Mangesh!

This post was not brought to you by the letter E


I guarantee you that the post you're reading (the part I wrote, anyway) does not contain the letters B, Z, or Q. Not an awesome feat of writing, I admit.

Who's Jonny? The anti-spam campaign is on!


Alright, folks, listen up.

Figure this one out"¦

Mangesh Hattikudur

Reuters is reporting that a death-row inmate, who's been held in solitary confinement in Vietnam for the last year, is pregnant?!

Robot easily solves Rubik's cube

Will Pearson

Have you guys seen this Rubik's cube-solving robot? RuBot II is pretty amazing.

Jean Nicot: one smokin' dude

David K. Israel

I love it when reporters do our job here at the _floss.

Dust in the wind

Ransom Riggs

"You could kind of hear a faint roar, and it would get real quiet," a 76-year-old Texas woman said as she described one of the many dust storms she witnessed as a youngster.