Awful Roommates

Awful Roommates

Brain Game

Start Me Up

Brain Game

Start Me Up

Grave Sightings

Colonel Sanders

Grave Sightings

Colonel Sanders


11 Facts Yü Should Know About the Umlaut

Arika Okrent

1. The word “umlaut” comes from one of the Brothers Grimm.

The Most Interesting Comics of the Week

Rich Barrett

This week's new comics include Spider-Gwen, plus the latest from Michael DeForge, Boulet, Chris Ware and Charles Burns

Fact Check: 26 Ladies' Home Journal Predictions for 2001 (from 1901)

Hannah Keyser

A closer look at a 1901 article titled "What Will Happen in the Next Hundred Years."

Brain Game: It's Good!

Sandy Wood

How Does a Wi-Fi Signal Work?

John Brandon

You zip into Starbucks looking for a latte and a Wi-Fi connection. Your MacBook does a little dance and connects so you can go online. But how does it actually work? What’s the magic?

Ben Franklin's Thoughts About the Constitution on the Day It Was Signed

Jason English

On September 17, 1787, members of the Constitutional Convention signed the final draft of the Constitution. The great Ben Franklin had a few things to say that day.

The Gibson Girls: The Kardashians of the Early 1900s

Erin Blakemore

Forget about Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney. At the turn of the 20th century, it was all about Evelyn, Camille, and Irene.

17 Photo Illusions You Have to Stare at to Understand

Alvin Ward

15 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About 'Dragonball Evolution'

Sean Hutchinson

You may already know everything about Goku’s battles with Piccolo, but these nuggets will give you an even richer experience when you watch Dragonball Evolution.

BRIKA and The Bill, Hillary, & Chelsea Clinton Foundation Team Up to Save Elephants

Alvin Ward

9 Strange and Wonderful Niche Blogs

Miss Cellania

12 Awesome Vintage Anatomical Illustrations of Animals

Erin McCarthy

Get a look at what makes animals work with these gorgeous vintage anatomical illustrations.

10 Foreign Words We Need in English—Illustrated!

Rebecca OConnell

Sometimes you just don't have the word you need to describe a feeling or an event.

The Missing Links: The Stories Behind Iconic Film Scenes

Colin Patrick

15 Wonderful William Howard Taft Facts

Mark Mancini

Here are 15 larger-than-life fun facts to help you celebrate William Howard Taft and his plus-sized legacy.