The little plastic bit on the end of your shoelace is called an aglet.
I'm planning a trip back East and will be hitting my first Indian Reservation casino, which got me thinking: I know nothing about their history at all!
I picked the very first ripe tomato from my garden yesterday. It wasn't even big enough to cover a sandwich with a slice. There are much larger green tomatoes that will, whenever they ripen.
This is a special message for bookstore owners, proprietors of toy stores, and people who run those mall kiosks that sell board games and calendars—I need to pick your
Just because you don't know anything about construction and haven't gotten any permits doesn't mean you can't build your own castle.
I have a routine every morning... I go to Seattle's Best at my local Borders to get a cup of coffee, and upon receiving it, I say thanks.
Andy Warhol's 1964 film Empire, which contains no plot or dialog and is entirely comprised of a stationary shot of the Empire State Building, is roughly 485 minutes long.
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Sam Kean is starting a series of posts on the periodic table of elements, meaning he is writing a separate post about each of about two-dozen of the most interesting elements.
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"Ceremony" is among the best-known songs by the band Joy Division, although it was made famous by New Order -- a band which was effectively the remnants of Joy Division, minus its deceased s
Did our U.S. readers enjoy some fireworks last weekend? We didn't - they got rained out.
Does your favorite team have a special chant? If not, here are seven examples that might inspire you to write one of your own.
We had a lot of fun giving away daily neatorama prizes this month! We hope you enjoyed the new aspect of the game.
Every Wednesday, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of things happening at libraries across the country. If there's something fun going on in your local library this week, leave us a
Cook and author J. Kenji Lopez-Alt had a mission: recreate McDonald's french fries.
Think there's a V8 under this car's hood? In 1970, Campbell Soup turned to "King of Kustomizers" George Barris to, er, soup up this Mustang Boss 302 for a V8 marketing campaign.