THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

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.

Ode-bituaries

Mary

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

Woman nails world record

Mary

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

Library Porn?

Mangesh Hattikudur

If you're the sort of book nerd who daydreams about card catalogs and the Dewey Decimal System, then we've stumbled across exactly the sort of internet filth you've been searching for:

Colorful blob #4

Mary

Here ya go.

Better Than Severance

Jason English

Northwest Airlines cares about their employees. Even the ones they're about to let go.

Stand by your van

Ransom Riggs

As tests of human endurance go, few are stranger "“ or more subtly sadistic "“ than Texas' annual "Hands on a Hardbody" contest.

Brilliant inventions that will make my life better

Will Pearson

 

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