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I never sausage a sport

Mary

Having thoroughly tired ourselves out over the weekend with cheese racing, my husband and I are looking for another quirky sport to adopt.

Brilliant British Bees

Will Pearson

A bumblebee in Great Britain recently set a record for the longest recorded flight (by a bumblebee) when scientists released it 8 miles away from its home and the bee still found its way back.

Forbidden Friday: Sloth

Mary

What better way to end your workweek than with a dose of complete and utter slackitude? That is, if you're even still at the office.

Forbidden Friday: Wrath

Mary

What?! You haven't been reading my Forbidden Friday posts all day? How could you?! Oh, you're gonna regret this, mister, 'cause I'm so angry I could scream!

Weekend Word Wrap

David K. Israel

I thought I'd turn to the physical today and look at word fonts.

Graffiti for the People?

Mangesh Hattikudur

This weekend I just finished reading Jonathan Lethem's Fortress of Solitude (which is messy, and poetic, and beautiful, and has a lot of great scenes featuring early hip-hop culture in Brooklyn i

Forbidden Friday: Gluttony

Mary

If you haven't eaten lunch by now, you might want to do that right now, because you're certainly not going to want much to eat or drink after reading these thorougly unappetizing and caution

Pong vs. Andy Roddick

Mangesh Hattikudur

Being a huge fan of old computer and video games (I used to use my Texas Instruments computer like a security blanket way before Tandys were popular), I saw this Andy Roddick commercial and thought it

Signs, Signs, Everywhere a Sign

Mangesh Hattikudur

Reuters is reporting today that police have ordered a British woman to take down a sign from her front yard that reads "Our dogs are fed on Jehovah's Witnesses." And while her neighbor

Forbidden Friday: Envy

Mary

Oh, the list of blogs we envy: Boingboing, Gawker, Engadget, the HuffPo"¦ Cory, Jessica, Pete, Arianna, link to us!

IQ-Tips

David K. Israel

I know you're all looking forward to the Weekend Word Wrap (wait for it!), but I thought I'd get Friday rolling with a new section I'm going to call IQ-Tips. (ed.

Forbidden Friday: Lust

Mary

If you've got a hot date tonight, you'll definitely want to read the following tidbits from our book Forbidden Knowledge: A Wickedly Smart Guide to History's Naughtiest Bits -- and then

Forbidden Friday: Greed

Mary

It's well established on this blog that I'm fascinated by bank robberies.

AJ says: Wiki humor

Mary

AJ was having computer problems earlier, so I was more than happy to relay this message from him (and take credit for it): I may be way late to this party, but I loved the Onion's parody of Wiki

Forbidden Friday: Seven Deadly Sins to Enjoy before Sunday

Mary

Today I'm in New York, my favorite city of sin (sorry, Vegas), so to honor my surroundings I thought I'd parcel out some goodies from our book Forbidden Knowledge: A Wickedly Smart Guide to

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