In 1726, Mary Toft convinced British doctors that she was giving birth to rabbits.
Last week, I stumbled upon Uke Springsteen's MySpace. Uke, who by day is Pat Healy, is a one-man cover band, using his ukulele to strum out renditions of popular Bruce Springsteen songs.
Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" is 165 years old this week.
Yeah, yeah, we all remember the Verb superhero and Interplanet Janet.
"I want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares," says Saul Bass, creator of many beautiful movie posters, logos, and other designs -- see above for a few iconic examples.
It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt!
Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are happy to bring you the next How Did You Know? sponsored by the extraordinary video sharing site motionbox.com.
Old-school computer gamers will likely have heard of Richard Garriott, AKA "Lord British," the designer of the classic and long-running Ultima series of single- and multi-player fantasy role
The Kingdom of Boomeria is a magical place of just one hectare hidden in the forest in Bonny Doon, California.
I don't know about you, but I never am misunderstood when I communicate over the internet.
"...just about any classic story can be made into a Disney property when you spiff it up with a little song and dance." Really? Can Hester Prynne, Ophelia, and Jocasta be Disney Princesses?
Those of you who don't watch American Idol may not have been privy to this little nugget of pop-cultural weirdness, and I feel compelled to share it.
Pope Benedict XV died on January 22, 1922, which isn't all that notable by itself "“ after all, he was 67 and had been suffering from a pretty bad case of pneumonia all month.
Six Norwegians, a Swede, and a parrot hop onto a raft...and sail roughly 4,300 miles in 101 days. Not much of a punchline, is it? But it happened, and indeed, the resulting story is riveting.
With all we've accomplished, it's easy to forget that people aren't always the dominant species.
For more than a century, a war has been waged against adverbs by advocates of good writing, by the likes of such literary luminaries as Mark Twain, who said --
I am dead to adverbs; they cannot ex
Many of you have probably already seen this—we may have even posted it before—but if you're looking to kill 20 minutes, here's Conan O'Brien's speech to Harvard