THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

Brain Game

Math Square #232

Brain Game

Math Square #232

Awful Roommates

Awful Roommates

Brain Game

Start Me Up

Brain Game

Start Me Up

Grave Sightings

Colonel Sanders

Grave Sightings

Colonel Sanders

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Why Are Party Cups Red?

Roger Cormier

You have enjoyed a liquid or two out of them (don't lie), but why are they red?

11 Rules From an Actual Pirate Code

Mark Mancini

Some might seem remarkably progressive to modern readers, while others definitely won’t.

Secrets of the Most Elite Duck Painting Contest in America

the mag

The Federal Duck Stamp Contest is the most prestigious wildlife art contest you’ve never heard of.

15 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About 'Kill Bill Vol. 2'

Sean Hutchinson

10 Fossils Named for Rock Stars

Brian Switek

Fossils rock. So much so, in fact, that paleontologists have named a whole menagerie of prehistoric critters after their favorite musicians.

The Most Educated Town in Each State

Alvin Ward

The percentage of adults over 25 with at least a bachelor's degree.

35 Jobs That No Longer Exist

Rebecca OConnell

In many cases, that's probably a good thing.

The Missing Links: Westley Reminisces

Colin Patrick

Apocalypse Later: Rapping With Zeke Piestrup About Harold Camping

Chris Higgins

Harold Camping predicted that the world would end in 2011. One documentarian was there to record the beginning of the end.

Holiday Inn: Along the Journey to Extraordinary [Sponsored]

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?

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