How to Make a Punch

Colin Patrick

Behind every great action movie there's a team of great sound effect engineers wearing high heels to simulate footsteps and slapping gloved hands on various objects to simulate punches and kicks.

Who Was Walter Reed?

Ethan Trex

Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. cares for thousands of active and retired members of our armed forces.

Ken Jennings on Reddit's "Ask Me Anything"

Chris Higgins

Fellow _floss contributor and all-around Brainiac Ken Jennings has recently made a public resurgence, after (sadly) losing to IBM's Watson on Jeopardy!.

The Number of the Day: 50,000

Colin Patrick

McDonald's plans to hire 50,000 new crew members on April 19 - raising their total number of U.S.

Make Your Own Easter Basket Treats!

Miss Cellania

It's very easy to pick up traditional Easter candies at your local store, but it's so much more fun to make them from scratch!

An Ethnic Cookbook From A Culture That Never Existed

Ransom Riggs

This is the coolest idea for a cookbook I've ever seen.

Brain Game: Purple Rain Man

Today's Tuesday Test Time features the names of 10 feature films, collected into five groups of two.

Morning Cup of Links: Super Governator

Miss Cellania

The No-Baby Boom. More and more people are deciding that having children is just not worth it.

The Late Movies: Two Minute Movie Marathon!

Ransom Riggs

The fine folks at Everything is Terrible have made the hilarious enshortening of crappy movies into an art form.

Where Do Baby Carrots Come From?

Matt Soniak

Don’t send the kids out of the room just yet. This isn’t a story about the birds and the bees, but one about Mike Yurosek and his lumpy

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?

Nothing Compares 2 Prince's Fridge

Chris Higgins

So Minneapolis-based food magazine/blog The Heavy Table came up with a great idea: to take a look inside celebrities' refrigerators. First up: Prince.

4 Upcoming Toy-to-Movie Adaptations (That Probably Shouldn’t Be)

Cole Gamble

You can thank the success of Transformers 1 & 2 for the plague upon your movie houses that’s to come. Hollywood knows a good formula when it sees one.

The Number of the Day: 2.71

Jason English

On average, French adults consume 2.71 alcoholic beverages a day—less than half as much as their relatives did a half-century ago (5.65 drinks/day in 1957). Related Fact: That 2.71 figure includes


Colin Patrick

My only surviving grandmother is one of the liveliest ladies the world has ever seen.