Hoover IB partners with mental_floss to raise funds

Brad Coltrane

Dear Hoover IB Supporter, Today's challenging economy has made it harder than ever for us to raise funds, but we think we've found a fun, smart solution that's going to make everyone

Lay down your weekday armor, then lay down some commas...


If you need, on some level, to be praised in bold fonts today, check out this grammar quiz, penned by language maven Lynne Truss.

Learn Via Podcast

Chris Higgins

We've covered free stuff on the iTunes Store before, including some higher education content. But did you know there's a whole directory of educational podcasts, including higher education

Genius video mashups

Ransom Riggs

"Mashup" is a Jamaican Creole term meaning to destroy. The world's first mashup-based artform was hip-hop music, which combined pieces of pre-existing music with an MC's rap.

St. Patrick vs. Samuel L. Jackson

Will Pearson

With St. Paddy celebrations coming up this weekend, we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to celebrate the work of history's two most legendary snake annihilators, St.

No more siestas for you, Greece

Ransom Riggs

In Greece, parents have long urged their children to find careers as civil servants.

Hounds, Fevers & Fish-oil...Not a Country Song


...but the latest agents that keep infant allergies at bay. Babies fare better against allergens, apparently, when they're burning up.

Breaking Down The Tourney

Jason English

I will be using my free time today to watch hours and hours of college basketball and curse my predictive powers.

On Music: Rock Ballad Quiz

David K. Israel

Sorry for all the technical difficulties with the quiz yesterday, folks. Our gurus are still working out some of the bugs in this cool, new quiz tool.

Three Things I Didn't Know About The Pomegranate

Jason English

The pomegranate is a hot fruit right now. Oprah has a Pomegranate Martini; Starbucks has Pomegranate Frappuccino.

New Species of Leopard Identified

Chris Higgins

...And it was right under our noses all this time.

My face is up here, guys

Ransom Riggs

It's true: dudes tend to stare at people's crotches more than women do. How do we know?


David K. Israel

Not sure if you all heard the news yesterday that the F.D.A. is forcing sleeping pill manufacturers of Ambien, Lunesta, Sonata, etc.

The Many Uses for Gummi Bears

Miss Cellania

Last week, a chandelier made of Gummi Bears made the rounds on the "˜net. I was inspired to look up the history of the Gummi Bear. Did you know Gummi Bears were first produced in 1922?!

The entropy of household objects...


Always leads so ineluctably to the junk drawer.