J.K. Rowling invented Quidditch in a pub.
As I’ve mentioned before, my spelling bee dreams died in the Lakeview Elementary School cafeteria in 1989. But that hasn’t soured me on the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
It’s an all-new 5-day trivia hunt!
Josh Halbur and I bring you the next How Did You Know? sponsored by our friends over at
“In my opinion, I think kung fu is pretty good.” So says Bruce Lee, laughing just a bit, during a screen test for his role as Kato on The Green Hornet TV series.
If you’re a fan of Saturday Night Live then you’re already familiar with the work of Don Pardo, whose iconic voice has been belting out the names of cast members since the show premiered in 1975.
Gelatin as a dessert has a fascinating history and there is plenty of jello trivia, but for pretty pictures, there’s nothing like edible art.
Tuesday Test Time is here. In English, when spelling out the numbers from zero to ten (by ones)…
1. Which letter appears exactly 10 times?
2. which letter appears exactly five times?
Focus is overrated and distraction has its benefits. What you lose in productivity with your terrible attention span, chances are you’ll probably make up in creativity.
You already know that Ronald Reagan was president of the Screen Actors Guild before he was President of the United States, and I bet you recall a joke or two about Jimmy Carter being a peanut farmer.
Above: Watson as “Turd Ferguson.”
In the days since IBM’s Watson defeated Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter on Jeopardy!, Jennings has written several articles about his experience — they’re funny, perso
I think people today, especially younger people, don’t think of nuclear weapons as a real threat the way that people who lived through, say, the Cuban Missile crisis did.
Welcome to the Monday Math Square, designed to get your noggin in gear to start the week. Enjoy!
The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9.
Abraham Lincoln: Portrait of a Crazy Badass. Among the hyperbole and NSFW text, this Cracked article has some very good reasons Lincoln is one of our favorite presidents.
You’ve probably heard the old saying “any publicity is good publicity,” but these 10 stunts gone awry prove that’s not so.