Google's founders were ready to sell to Excite for under $1 million in 1999. Excite turned them down.
Coming to Light: A Brief History of Bioluminescence
When ancient humans saw mysterious blinking lights over field and stream, they sometimes attributed the light to dragons, gods or demons.
On May 25, 1986, over 5 million Americans linked hands to make a 4,125-mile human chain that stretched from New York City to Long Beach. They weren’t just big hand holding enthusiasts, though.
The specter of an extended work stoppage means we don’t know exactly when we’ll get to watch pro football again.
If you're fully entrenched in NCAA March Madness, branch out a little bit and test your NBA knowledge in an attempt to stump this 6 Degrees of Separation game.
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov wrote the tune "Flight of the Bumblebee" for his opera The Tale of Tsar Saltan in 1899.
In 1997, Fred Rogers was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Emmys.
My buddy Scott is a grave-robbing expert.
Intruder calls 911 Out of Fear
Timothy James Chapek was taking a shower in Portland, Oregon, when someone came into the house.
Apologies for my absence yesterday; the Thursday Brain Game was eaten by the monster that's been wreaking havoc on our site. (The last month's worth should reappear on the site...
Atlas Obscura is hosting their second annual International Obscura Day on April 9, 2011.
You might be wondering what the heck is going on over here. Why do we think it's February 11th?
Cartoonist Charles Addams was almost as bizarre as the characters he drew.
This is not only really cool, but it has striking implications for makers of film and TV.
For many kids growing up in the 1960s, slot cars were a regular part of Saturday afternoons.
Either our site mistakenly thinks today is February 11th or I mistakenly think today is March 10th. We're working on sorting this