Watercooler Ammo: Talladega-tastic


Proving that mocking Southerners is like shooting chitlins in a barrel, Will Ferrell's new flick "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby" is opening today to good reviews.

Frankenfish created to detect pollution

Mangesh Hattikudur

According to the New Scientist Inventions blog (one of my new favorite web hangouts), the National Institute of Environmental Health Services is attempting to create fish that'll light up like fi

Kids, put on your robot suits before you go outside!

Mangesh Hattikudur

In my continued search to bring you things that 10-year old boys are interested in, I present to you the robot suit.

The Punctuating Panda

David K. Israel

We know it's Friday, and you're gearing up for a fun weekend.

Rubber Bandits

Mangesh Hattikudur

According to Backyard Artillery, this insane, hand-crafted rubber band gun is the only "fully automatic machine gun that's legal in all 50 states!" And while it probably won't be

The Greatest


A few weeks ago one of our readers referred to this as a "blog about facts," which I have adopted as an unofficial motto.

Madame Mathematics


With all the beer and sports around here (just 10 more hours left to enter our contest!), it's getting a little testosterone-y.

The annual "Wait, are you Gary or Larry?" festival

Will Pearson

If you're in the mood to see double or if you'd like to see a Guinness record in action, you should head up to Twinsburg, OH this weekend for the 31st annual Twins Day Festival.

Watercooler Ammo: Hot Hot Heat


Now that you've had your 1,354th conversation about the weather, you're probably running a little low on things to say about it -- so let us drop some trivia like it's, er, hot: * Th

Mento Floss


The Mentos-and-soda geyser effect revealed a few months ago has now spawned a contest on YouTube.

Newsflash! Cigarettes:alcohol::peas:carrots


Last month scientists found that beer makes you clumsy; this week they've uncovered another little-known phenomenon: some people like to smoke -- when they drink! A study of rats conducted at Te

Meatloaf and Beef Cakes

Mangesh Hattikudur

Man, I'm completely addicted to the stuff over at ThisNext blog.

Fallen Fruit?

David K. Israel

As some of you've seen on this blog, I have a thing for maps.

Let it snow

David K. Israel

I woke this morning and thought to myself: I wonder if it will ever snow again in Johannesburg, South Africa?

Teddy Bear Takes a Licking

Mangesh Hattikudur

In the wake of what is undoubtedly a difficult time for the Presley family, the press seems to be taking a lot of liberties with the headlines about Elvis' demised teddy bear.