Exhuming the Glacier Girl

Ransom Riggs

People seem to be endlessly fascinated by stories about missing planes and sunken ships.

Thingamajig Thursday: fobs

David K. Israel

Another Thursday, another thingamajig!

Latte art

Ransom Riggs

In a fancy restaurant, anyone paying $50 for a piece of fish might reasonably expect that their entree be plated in an artistic way.

A Real Life Raygun?

Mangesh Hattikudur

According to the AP, the military now wields a giant ray gun that "shoots a beam that makes people feel as if they are about to catch fire." The key words there are "feel as if", s

It's a bird, it's a plane ... well, it's kind of both

Ransom Riggs

To be exact, it's a new species of dinosaur, recently discovered in China, called the microraptor gui.

Great Moments in CIA History

Jason English

"One of their psychological warfare schemes was to drop gigantic condoms apparently made for Americans, labeled 'medium,' into Russia." I need to do more research and get back t

Obama and his cigarettes

Mangesh Hattikudur

Our own Greg Veiss: You Tube Hunter, pointed me to this great piece on Obama and his smoking on Slate.

Primitive shark, no frills!

Mangesh Hattikudur

A fisherman recently spotted a live frilled shark off the coast of Japan.

Hey, how'd he do that?

Ransom Riggs

Film director Michel Gondry sports a well-earned reputation for being a cinematic trickster, as well as a lover of puzzles and games.

Found Objects

David K. Israel

It's been a very long time since I dropped some objects in the blog. You guys seemed to enjoy them, so I thought it high time for a revival.

Viral meme all your friends already know about, #4: Loituma Girl


Do not, repeat, do NOT click on this link if you actually have something even slightly, vaguely important to do today, or if you are at all worried about maintaining your sanity. Okay, fine, click.

Pun of the week

Ransom Riggs

I saw this along the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu and had to pull out my camera.

Greg Veis, YouTube Hunter: From the Annals of Dumb Criminalia


Along with playing chess and watching my friends have sex, I derive endless enjoyment from Dumb Criminal videos.

How To: Change Your Name

Maggie Koerth-Baker

Because the Government's Making You Naming your baby Brooklynn, America, or Lindsee might be acceptable (if mockable) in the good ol' US of A, but don't try a stunt like that in Denmar

If you love those Mac ads in English"¦

Mangesh Hattikudur

chances are you're going to love "˜em in Japanese! Or maybe not.