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We (Finally) Have A Winner

Jason English

The 509th time is the charm. Last night, after a few hints, Kitty correctly guessed Quebec City. We'll be shipping her our "Idioms are for the birds" t-shirt. Thanks for playing.

Everyman's guide to the orchestra - episode no. 1: the violin

David K. Israel

In one of my early On Music posts, we explored the string section of the orchestra by listening to an excerpt from Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique.

Weekend Genius Challenge: Win a T-shirt at 'State' College

Are you ready to use your genius to win a T-shirt? See how well you perform at our 'State' College brain game. Below are five numbered entries.

Six Cool Plants I Would Find A Way To Kill

Stacy Conradt

When we bought our first house last year, funny things started happening to me.

Within a life of banditry, a pearl


Pearl Hart (1871-1956*), aka The Lady Bandit of Arizona, acquired her legend as the last bandit to rob a stagecoach (though she wasn't--Ben Kuhl was), the only woman ever caught robbing one (also

Buy a Friend a Book (Week)

Chris Higgins

Did you know we're approaching the end of Buy a Friend a Book Week? Well, now you do, and I sure hope that kernel of knowledge somehow guilts you into buying a friend a book!

Spanish Influenza: The Last Of Five Infamous Epidemics We Hope We Never See

Chris Weber

SPANISH INFLUENZA "¢ The deadliest epidemic in history, the Spanish flu killed at least 50 million people — and maybe twice that many — surpassing even the plague. "

You Know What Time It Is...

Jason English

...OK, you probably don't. We've only done this two times before. Let me explain. This is our whiteboard. It really ties the cube together.

What's the wildest place you've been?

Ransom Riggs

I'm a peculiar sort of wanderlust. I have only a marginal interest in going to see places that make it to "seven wonders" status, like the Pyramids or the Coliseum.

Reuse, Reboot, Recycle

Mangesh Hattikudur

Neatorama has a wonderful link to this DarkRoastedBlend article on how to recycle your old computer parts (I'm particularly fond of the CD-ROM salami slicer).

Like a Bridge over Electrified Water

Mangesh Hattikudur

Who knew there was so much left to discover about plain old H2O?

Friday Happy Hour: Book Tour Edition

Jason English

Last night, for her birthday, I took my Mom to see David Sedaris at the Mayo Center for Performing Arts in Morristown, NJ.

Weekend Word Wrap: punny names

David K. Israel

If you haven't entered our first-ever cartoon caption contest, there's still time. Go check out the cartoon and be sure to get your gag in before the end of the weekend.

October 5, 2007

Miss Cellania

Flexible 1mm Thin Prototype Plasma Screen. Not only cool, but may be affordable... in five to ten years. The Curious Case of Phineas Gage.

Crimes of the Hamburglar


Hamburglar, one of Ronald McDonald's original McDonaldland posse, was first voiced by Howard Morris, and thereafter played in commercials alternately by Frankie Delfino and Gaetano Vicini, aka To