Weekend Word Wrap

David K. Israel

Today's Word Wrap keeps on with our tradition of bringing you the hippest, most happening new words being coined, as they're coined...

Plutopia Lost

Jason English

Pluto's no longer a planet, and people are pissed. Worth1000 is helping Plutophiles cope with a "Pluto Must Be Saved" Photoshop contest.

The last blob, and the first winner


This week's contest has taught me two things about our readers: (a) You are funny. (b) You are smart.

Amis 2.0: He Tries Harder

Mangesh Hattikudur

Today is author Martin Amis' birthday (happy b-day, Martin!). And while I'd love to write something glorifying his life and times, I'm shamefully ignorant on the subject.

China bans lap dances at funerals?!

Mangesh Hattikudur

Reuters is reporting that five people were arrested in Donghai, China on Wednesday for organizing stripteases at funerals.

The few, the proud, the whomever

Ransom Riggs

You see the darndest things while stuck in LA traffic -- like this bus ad.

Snakes on a Plain Toast?

Mangesh Hattikudur

If you thought the grilled cheese sandwich that bore Mary's profile (and then sold on e-Bay for $28,000) was out of this world, check out the best thing to hit sliced bread since, well, sliced br

Nobel Pursuits Redux

David K. Israel

Some time ago, I wrote about the Nobel Prize (highlights include the following trivia: 1.

You Wanna Bet

Jason English

The new New Scientist says gambling is just as addictive as the hardest drugs.



You're all probably aware by now of my penchant for writing poetry when prose will suffice.

Woman nails world record


When most women break a fingernail, it's an annoyance; for Lee Redmond it would be an identity crisis -- she's got the world's longest.

Cross Dressing for Dogs

Mangesh Hattikudur

I swear this is the last photo I'm going to post today, but I saw this wolf-in-sheep's clothing costume (to make your vicious guard dog look like a poodle), and I simply couldn't resist

And we're not monkeying around

David K. Israel

Just to keep on our Mini-theme today: two Pygmy Marmosets were born in a zoo in Sweden this week.

It's a math, math, math, math world...

Mangesh Hattikudur

Not sure if you've caught this, but the math world is positively abuzz because a reclusive Russian math scholar named Grigori Perelman has turned down the so-called "Nobel Prize of Math.&quo

Bringing Home the Bacon (wallet)

Mangesh Hattikudur

I'm not sure what the advantage to owning a wallet that looks like bacon is (unless you're using it to scare your very Orthodox mother), but for whatever reason there's now one that exi