10 Legendary Monsters of North America: Part One

Miss Cellania

Legendary monsters "exist," if only in legend, all over the world. The series of monsters continues with a look at a few strange stories from North America. 1.

Very Rare Air Raid Atari Cartridge Found

Rob Lammle

Back in 2010, I wrote a story about some very rare and very expensive video games.

The Time That Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Opened Competing Restaurants on the Sunset Strip

Bill DeMain

From 1946 to 1956, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis were show business supernovas.

Trivia Contest With Pat Kiernan Starts Now!

Pat Kiernan

UPDATE: Congratulations to Drew Scheeler, who was the first person to submit all the correct answers, and thanks to everyone for participating! You may have heard that I'm teaming up with

Making Dinosaur Sounds for Jurassic Park

Chris Higgins

How do you make a dinosaur roar, when we have no idea what dinosaurs actually sounded like? The sound designers for Jurassic Park recorded living animals and combined them.

Come Back At Noon For Our Trivia Contest With Pat Kiernan!

Erin McCarthy

Today's the day! At noon EST, we'll be holding a video trivia contest with NY1 anchor Pat Kiernan. There will be prizes—so make sure to come back then and test your smarts.

Brain Game: The Scrabble Screw

Last week's open-ended Brain Game Think Thursday challenge went so well, we thought we'd try it again. Have you ever played Scrabble, and opened the game with an utterly h

Morning Cup of Links: Judging Cats and Dogs

Miss Cellania

Why you should teach your kids to talk to strangers. Sometimes a stranger can be a lifesaver. * Can You Judge A Cat By Its Color?

Bill Cosby's "To Russell, My Brother, Whom I Slept With"

the mag

This story was written by Adam Frucci and originally appeared in mental_floss magazine as part of our 101 Masterpieces series. Download our new iPad app and get a free

The Late Movies: SimCity

Chris Higgins

A new version of SimCity is coming in March 2013.

The Missing Links: Soda Packs a Punch

Colin Patrick

Whatever Happened to Predictability? Allow two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks to fill you in.

7 Ancient Writing Systems That Haven't Been Deciphered Yet

Arika Okrent

Scholars at Oxford University recently asked for help from the public in deciphering an ancient writing system.

Gamera, the Human-Powered Helicopter from Maryland

Chris Higgins

The Sikorsky Prize has been unclaimed since its establishment in 1980.

A Brief History of Political Halloween Masks (and What They Tell Us About the Election)

Amanda Green

You can't visit a Halloween store without seeing the vinyl visages of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

What’s the Origin of Jack-O’-Lanterns?

Matt Soniak

Erin emailed to ask how we started carving jack-o'-lanterns on Halloween. If you’ve got a question you want me to tackle, email me at