The Kinds of Sandcastles I'd Be Building if Only It Weren't Raining

Jason English

Photo credit: Mark Renders/ We're spending the weekend at the beach, and for the last three weeks, I've been getting my daughter pumped for an all-day sandcastle building adventure.

Those Aren't Your Father's Fireworks

Ethan Trex

When you’re a kid, the Fourth of July is devoted to finding a bigger, louder, awesome-r way to blow things up in a celebration of freedom.

Weekend Links: Sergeant Stubby to the Rescue!

Allison Keene

I'll kick things off with an unlikely war hero by the name of Sergeant Stubby. Unlikely because … he was a dog!

The Silly Putty Smackdown: Wright vs Warrick

Stacy Conradt

The inventor of Silly Putty probably didn’t find the substance that silly.

The Late Movies: Happy Canada Day!

Miss Cellania

Before Canada Day is over, let's send out a video tribute to our friends to the north. Canadians are known for their pride, hospitality, and sense of humor. Especially their sense of humor.

Using Your Headphones as a Mic

David K. Israel

So here's something you probably didn't know: If you're ever in a pinch for a microphone, to record something quickly when the quality doesn't really matter, you can always use a p

Our Favorite Opening Paragraph in the History of Journalism

Ethan Trex

The Fourth of July is rapidly approaching, which means we're in for some lectures about fireworks safety.

The Hoax Archive

Chris Higgins

Got some time to kill and an internet connection? You've got hoaxes! The Hoax Archive (aka Museum of Hoaxes) catalogues historical hoaxes by both date and category.

Abandoned Space Junk in the Swamps of Florida

Ransom Riggs

Having grown up in Florida, I can attest to the fact that there's a lot of weird stuff hiding in the undergrowth out there.

What's Your Earliest Memory?

Jason English

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Heart Attack Lecture Interrupted by Heart Attack Dr. William Phillips, a cardiologist in Lewiston, Maine, gave a lecture on heart disease at a building near the Central Maine Medical Center.

Brain Game: F is for Ford

About 9 months ago, Kara and I composed a lunchtime quiz about the 2011 Chevrolets but realized that we never evened the score with a puzzle about Ford.

Morning Cup of Links: July 4th Holiday Weekend

Miss Cellania

First off: Happy Canada Day! * 9 Fourth of July Myths Debunked.

The Late Movies: Guess the Theme Thursday XI

Mark Arminio

It's Thursday night, which means it's once again time for GUESS THE THEME. All the clips below have something in common. Do you know what it is?

3 People Who Talked Down Potential Jumpers

Ethan Trex

It’s not always a trained negotiator who talks a potential jumper off the ledge. Sometimes it’s a shock jock, a rapper, or a hotel maid. 1. Howard Stern Keeps Caller On the Line, On the