The ZIP in ZIP Code stands for Zone Improvement Plan.
Spent is a role playing game where you negotiate life as a poor person. The choices and results can seem random and capricious, but that's life for millions of people.
Hey, even zombies need a little love on Valentine's Day, don't they? Ray William Johnson (of =3 fame) thought so, and wrote this, er, killer song to prove
Today's completely true weirdness: a telepresence robot orders a scone from a coffee shop in Mountain View, California.
2011 marks the first year -- since I've been alive, at least -- that you can't buy a new car with a factory-installed cassette tape player.
• Ginger may not be the most attractive root, but it can certainly be delicious! Ginger is an herb whose root is used as a spice and, occasionally, as a medicine.
In May 1987, Ken Parks was watching Saturday Night Live with trouble on his mind. In the morning, he and his wife would go to his in-laws' house to confess that he had a gambling problem.
Growing up in the middle of Ohio, we had two of the country’s best amusement parks just a few short hours away.
You probably already know that nutmeg is poisonous in large quantities, but did you know it can result in a psychedelic trip that was too intense for even William S. Burroughs?
In my day, middle school math class was pretty boring, and led to some remarkable goofing off.
Our neighbor's dog barks in rapid succession, usually nine "yips" before she's done. Hence, this week's Wednesday Word Ladder.
Images from the Secret STASI Archives. Simon Menner explains how these pictures are only sinister if you know the stories behind them.
I know lots of people think they’re chalky and taste like nothing, but I adore Conversation Hearts.
Detroit mayor Dave Bing reached out to citizens of the internet for suggestions for how to invigorate his city.
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, my home sweet home, is home to its fair share of oddities (see exhibits A, B, C and D).
"The Internet interprets censorship as damage and routes around it." - Internet pioneer John