Fredric Baur invented the Pringles can. When he died in 2008, his ashes were buried in one.
In a 1997 episode of Seinfeld entitled "The Junk Mail," Kramer, disgusted by receiving an inordinate number of Pottery Barn catalogs, attempts to cancel all postal delivery to his address.
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One of those questions I've always wanted to ask but never know where to start - revealed!
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So, remember when I told you yesterday that I had a trio of things on tap for today? Yeah, not so much.
The New York Times just ran an article on “Jim Henson's Fantastic World,” an exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens. (Has anybody been?
Extra Extra, read all about it: the darkest planet, found! It's coal-black and reflects almost no light.
As promised yesterday, I'm reporting to you from the D23 Expo in Anaheim.
You know the old saying, "a watched pot never boils"? Plants are like that.
Yesterday’s post about YouTube elicited some interesting comments and e-mails in my inbox... people wondering how one can make money by uploading videos to YouTube.
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In just a few weeks, most college kids will head back to school.
On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.
Microwaves are a wonderful way to heat up a whole bunch of stuff. But they don't work for everything.
For instance, you should never microwave metal. Everyone knows that one.
A new breed of cooperative robots has won an artificial intelligence award: the Swarmanoid.