The inventors of Bubble Wrap were originally trying to make plastic wallpaper.
Stop motion videos are no longer confined to the realm of claymation kids movies—it's an increasingly popular method for music videos, commercials, real-world reenactments of video games, and mor
Think you had a bad day at work? At least you didn't lose equipment worth hundreds of millions of dollars (at least, I'm assuming you didn't).
The Chinese have a tradition of honoring and caring for their dead by burning symbols which represent the person’s worldly possessions.
Talk about sealing your record. A new company is offering music lovers the opportunity to have their ashes pressed into a copy of their favorite record.
This delightful 15-minute video features a young Jim Henson explaining puppet-making (and thus Muppet-making) in 1969. This was made before Sesame Street went on the air later that year.
It's rare that the deep thoughts of a world-class astronomer and thinker can be reduced to three and four-minute bite-sized chunks understandable to anyone and yet still rather profound -- but Sa
You can spot their signs from miles away on the interstate, but how well do you know where some of your favorite chain eateries got their starts?
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Rum wasn’t invented in America, but it proved so popular in the colonies that it should qualify as an all- American
In case you're not familiar with the Turnip, it's a whimsical Google search, wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting pages "turn-up." As always with thi
The news that quadruple amputee Philippe Croizon swam the English Channel over the weekend reminded me of so many people I've written about, that I had to look in my files and bring you another i
Last week we asked you to give us a few of your favorite surprising identities behind cartoon voiceovers.
The Really, Really Bad Rebus in today's Brain Game may indeed be the worst I've ever done. I know I've said that before, but... well, you'll see.
The Origins of Life.
The total number of humans born since 50,000 BC is estimated at 105.7 billion.
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C-SPAN can be pretty boring, unless you're watching Jon Stewart narrate the highlights. Personally, if I have to watch Congress on TV I much prefer O-SPAN, which is The Onion's coverage.