The sum of all the numbers on a roulette wheel is 666.
I was just flipping through a recent back issue of the New Yorker and discovered that one of the highlights of my childhood was based on a lie (a lie, I tell you!):
The mother of all bedtime stories,
You may think it's 2007, but in Japan, it's now officially the year of the boar.
This dolphin-shaped boat appeared in Wired's NextFestÂ in 2005Â but I'd not seen a video of the boat in action until today.Â Much of the boat was made from discarded pieces of figher jets.
From the floss archives: a look back at ten "trials of the century" and why they all deserve that dubious honor.
1. 1906: The State vs.
Who knew the new Google Patent Search feature could be put to such fun use. Apparently, the folks at Ironic Sans have culled a bunch of patents filed by celebrities.
Yesterday, we discussed the real names of music legends. Greg Kihn was not on that list. That's because Kihn, who now hosts a morning radio show in San Jose, absolutely loves his given name.
It's a New Year, and our first Thursday! So you know what that means"¦ Today I'm naming that odd thingamajig you find supporting a lampshade. It's called, rather simply, a harp.
What do 24 species of bird, 72 snails, 74 insects and 97 plants have in common?
I'm not sure what's more bizarre -- the fact that this scientist found a new type of bacteria living inside mitochondria (the cellular energy factories that themselves arose from bacteria),
Terribly sad news from the Georgia Aquarium yesterday:
ATLANTA -- Gasper, one of the Georgia Aquarium's five prized beluga whales, was euthanized Tuesday morning after months of declining health
Check out this interactive series of infographics at NYTimes.com.
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What's better than green power? People power, say some forward-thinking engineers.
How do you make a boring household appliance, like a blender, the hip new thing? Well, you can either design it to be retro-adorable, or you can appeal to the misbehaving-kid demographic.
According to NewScientist's Tech Blog, Sony has applied for a patent to create a new style of skateboard in the Segway model.
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