Happy Pi Day!

Chris Higgins

So it's March 14 again, and that means it's time to celebrate everyone's favorite irrational real number, Pi.

Even houses are on diets these days

David K. Israel

Lately I've had skinny houses on the brain. My wife's an architect and we're in the process of getting bids for a renovation of a house we're in the process of buying.

This week's worksheet for geniuses: Under the Sea

Will Pearson

It's time for all you geniuses to tackle this week's mental_floss

Frozen Waves. Or Maybe Not Waves. But Frozen Something.

Jason English

Do we have any native Newfoundlanders in the audience? Anyone want to impress us with an explanation? My father-in-law passed along this clip, which reminded me of the game Don't Break the

Hi...yeah...I'd like to make a report


Nothing to look forward to now that we've sprung ahead? I'm thinking about perhaps getting some new plates.

Dispatches from a radioactive wasteland

Ransom Riggs

Forget about a ghost town -- this is a ghost country.

How To: Not Buy Land In the Yukon

Maggie Koerth-Baker

Step 1: Use a Cereal Company as Your Realtor Back in the Golden Days of Radio, the Quaker Oats Company sponsored a program called "The Challenge of the Yukon." Essentially the sort of stor

DARPA Funding Better Prosthetic Arms

Chris Higgins

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the agency that brought you the Internet, is funding a set of projects to develop better prosthetic arms.

Masters of Suspensions

Jason English

For his vicious hit on Ryan Hollweg, Chris Simon of the New York Islanders was suspended an NHL-record twenty-five games on Sunday.

Mysterious skywriting portends inevitable doom?

Ransom Riggs

That's what the conspiracy theorists would have us think. But the real meaning of yesterday's mysterious sky-message, which appeared over West L.A. at about 1:30pm, is apparently a secret.

Modern Marriage Proposals

Miss Cellania

The day you ask your girlfriend to be your wife is a special day.

Greg Veis, YouTube Hunter: Tracy Morgan is our Andy Kaufman


People oftentimes assume Tracy Morgan is drunk or stoned to the bejesus. This is absurd to me, and cruel, too.

Tuesday Turnip

David K. Israel

It's time for another whimsical Tuesday Turnip search wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting factoids "turn-up." Today I typed in "the oldest in the

Buried in the middle of nowhere

Ransom Riggs

Driving out of Death Valley last week, on a lonely road miles from the nearest car or human-built structure, I came upon a striking grave marker.

Shadow Puppetry with Prince

Jason English

Prince's shadow has enraged the community of people who write angry letters to the FCC. During the Super Bowl halftime show, his guitar looked a little too much like something else.