THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

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Know Your Labels: The Stories Behind 5 California Wine Brands

Ethan Trex

As holiday parties approach, so does the specter of sipping from a small plastic cup of inexpensive wine as you make small talk. Ever wonder where the names on those bottles came from?

8-Bit Arthouse: Super There Will Be Blood

Ransom Riggs

Ingeniously combining two of my favorite things, nostalgia for the original Nintendo Entertainment System and indie movies -- specifically, 2007's dark and disturbing There Will Be Blood -- is Su

Brain Game: Get Well Soon!

By changing one letter at a time to form different English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert WELL into SOON in the fewest steps possible.

On Whales and Sunburn

Meghan Holohan

Don’t be surprised if Shamu looks a little pink the next time you see him. Whales are suffering from sunburn at an alarming rate—well, the real alarm is that whales get sunburn.

Morning Cup of Links: The Einstein Maze

Miss Cellania

An author discovers that his grandfather was an anonymous benefactor who gave money to 150 families for Christmas in 1933.

The Late Movies: Amazing Films from Down Under

Ransom Riggs

There are some pretty amazing Australian films out there, but by and large they're only well-known in their home country.

neatorama presents: HDYK? - {day 5}

David K. Israel

It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt! Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are happy to bring you the next How Did You Know?

The Quick 10: Bullets? We Don’t Need No Stinking Bullets.

Stacy Conradt

I went to the Nebraska/Colorado game this weekend and had an experience that others only dream of – I got to shoot the hot dog gun.

The Beatles Complete on Ukulele Dot Com

Chris Higgins

Apparently I'm late to the party on this one: thebeatlescompleteonukulele.com is a web project devoted to re-recording every Beatles song, using ukuleles, and posting the songs for free online.

Weird Moments in TV History: The Max Headroom Broadcast Signal Intrusion Incident

Matt Soniak

Not all pirates wear eye patches and talk funny. Some dress up as characters from TV shows, hijack broadcast signals and troll people who are just trying to watch the

People Movers Beyond the Airport

Jill Harness

Just because the people of your city are supportive of bicycle use doesn't mean the terrain itself is.

The Number of the Day: 3,333,360

Colin Patrick

The highest score possible on the arcade version of Pac-Man is 3,333,360 points.

Talking Pictures: Smoking and Drinking

Ransom Riggs

Americans have never been shy about indulging their vices -- especially during the holidays -- and so to kick off our national week-long, post-Thanksgiving food and alcohol come-down, I thought I'

Brain Game: Math Square #52

The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9. Each digit should appear only once in this main grid (the red square).

Morning Cup of Links: Evolution Pains

Miss Cellania

The Top Ten Daily Consequences of Having Evolved. Hiccups and goosebumps are a small price to pay for being at the top of the food chain.

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