The littlest president was James Madison. He was 5'4" and weighed about 100 pounds.
Reader Noah wrote in with a question—"Why does the human body need
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).
Well, if you live in the Amazonian regions of Peru, it's something to worry about.
One diligent Twitter user is attempting to create a highly-summarized version of the Bible.
Get in the mood for football with this countdown of the funniest touchdown dances of all time.
Mountains beneath Antarctica's ice sheets rise 16,000 feet.
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My friend Jessica found a great link to a video lampooning the current net neutrality / Google hubbub by asking the question, what if "The Net" had been made in 2010 instead of 1995?
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Starting a fight in a bar is a dumb idea.
There are a million great/horrible action movies out there, all of them chock-full of ridiculous one liners, most delivered either right before or right after the hero delivers a fatal blow.
It's Friday the 13th, so I hope all of you _flossers are keeping an eye out for black cats and ladders. Fittingly, it's also Alfred Hitchcock's birthday.
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MTV may not play them anymore, but don't say that music videos are dead.
If you were a scuba diver and your dog got upset whenever you went on dives, what would you do?
Because the definition of left-handedness varies so much from study to study, it has been estimated that anywhere from 7 to 30 percent of the population is left handed.