The Man Who Pressed His Luck...and Won

Chris Higgins

In 1984, ice cream truck driver Michael Larson set a record by winning $110,237 (a combined total of cash and non-cash prizes) in one appearance on the game show Press Your Luck -- and he did it by ga

10 Unusual Restaurants Found Around the World

David K. Israel

When I was growing up in suburban New Jersey, the most unusual thing about any of the restaurants within a 10-mile radius of my neighborhood was that one of them had a free gumball machine in the entr

10 Mind-Blowing Art Quilts

Miss Cellania

The art of quilting grew out of the very practical activity of making warm bed covers, often out of recycled fabrics.

Brain Game: Kim S. Tree

The second day of the workweek brings with it Tuesday Test Time here at the Brain Game.

Morning Cup of Links: Ogre-Fart Chilis

Miss Cellania

Benevolent Maize and Ogre-Fart Chilis.

Help Us Pick Our Classes

Jason English

It's an annual tradition. Well, it's an annual tradition if you don't count 2006, 2008 or 2010—but it should be an annual tradition.

Massive Box Office Draws Whose Names You Don't Know

Colin Patrick

In Hollywood, big box office returns typically give an actor immense power. By that token, Frank Welker should have more sway than Will Smith, Nicholas Cage or Harrison Ford.

Water Painting: The Beautiful Art of Ebru

Jill Harness

You probably used water colors back in school, but Ebru is nothing like the watered-down paints seen in so many elementary schools.

How Toilet Paper is Made

Chris Higgins

Aaron Cohen over at pointed to another awesome How It's Made clip, this time about toilet paper -- a.k.a.

D23 Day Three: The Force was With Us

Stacy Conradt

I was expecting the last day of D23 to be the biggest because of the Marvel presentation, but it was actually the quietest day yet. I'm sorry to say, comic book geeks, nothing earth-shattering

The Changing Definition of "Flash Mob"

Jason Plautz

When most of us think of a flash mob, it's a big impromptu dance party, a spontaneous pillow fight or hundreds of people freezing in Grand Central Station.

11 Superheroes and Villains at War

David K. Israel

Okay, so the title of this post might be a little misleading.

Mad Scientist of the Month: Who’s Afraid of Taylor Wilson?

the mag

Update (2/7/2012): Taylor Wilson at the White House by Judy Dutton At 10, he built his first bomb. At 14, he made a nuclear reactor. Now he’s

Graphing Worn Out Cinema Trends

Colin Patrick

If you’re a movie lover – or you just love to hate on movies – you’ll probably enjoy the series of movie cliché graphic posters created for the New York International Latino Film Festival by the Wing

Why Are Moths Drawn to Flames?

Matt Soniak

Around the world, moths make kamikaze dives into light bulbs and open flames with such regularity that they have their own idiom.