When dragonflies mate, their tails form a heart.
by David Goldenberg
For centuries, philosophers claimed that the ability to make tools separated man from beast.
In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you
You guys know I'm always a fan of the latest memes, and so of course I have a special place for Bizarro Keyboard Cat - play them off!
Can't remember the way that certain TV show's theme song went? You might find it here: 22 TV Themes in 7 Minutes. Two guys, a guitar and a keyboard (and in one instance, a kazoo).
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was written by Lewis Carroll in 1865. The fanciful story was tailor-made for film adaptation, although Carroll had no way of knowing that in the 19th century!
I love Peeps. I don't want them right out of the box, though. I prefer to cut a small slit in the box, then let them sit around for a few days getting a little bit crunchy.
Note: Readers commenting under today's Friday Happy Hour post brought up an age old question: "Is blood blue when it's inside the veins?" Matt Soniak kindly put together this
Premiering Sunday (March 21) at 8pm on the Discovery Channel in the US: Life, a new documentary miniseries from the producers of Planet Earth.
You know Martha Stewart as the crafts-and-cooking guru who has dominated print and broadcast media. You know her as the stockowner who ran into a bit of trouble with the feds.
Every Friday, 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. Very casual.
What's the best film acquisition format -- film or digital?
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Cold Man Gets Into Bed With Stranger
An unidentified man in South Washington, Pennsylvania felt someone get into bed with him Wednesday morning.
Today's Brain Game is aÂ new addition to the mix... something we've done occasionally in the past, but not as a recurring series.