Flamingos are naturally white. Their diet of brine shrimp and algae turns them pink.
Robot Revolution Update: One man's trash is another man's … robot? (or in this case, Nerdbot) Beware! The revolution will begin in the trashcans!
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Millions of Americans would do almost anything for a job right now.
Both Ryan Adams and Bryan Adams are celebrating birthdays today, which is just
What do you think of when you gaze at the moon?
On this date in 1955, Doc Brown hit his head on the edge of his sink and invented time travel.
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I'll lead with a caveat: you have to have an i-something to participate in this contest. I know, I know. Not cool.
It's a treat for your ears when a song you know is performed in a completely different style.
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I'm surprised nobody in our Birmingham office ever told me this story. Alabama's visitors locker room is named for James M. Fail (class of '49).
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One of my all-time favorite songs, for which my girlfriend always calls me a redneck, is Mickey Gilley’s "Don't the Girls All Get Prettier at Closing Time."
Installment #1: Ironically November 4, 1911, was supposed to ensure lasting peace, but actually set the stage for the conflict to come.
You've probably heard about Google’s ability to do a barrel roll. All you have to do is ask.
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.