There really was a Dr. Scholl. Podiatrist William Mathias Scholl was born in Indiana.
You know the toys, but do you know about their dark sides?
The 13 Cutest Animals of 2009. Sure, you could argue with this opinion-based list, but why bother... hey, where's Maru? (via Buzzfeed)
Kim Peek was an autistic savant who inspired the movie Rain Man. Peek died on December 19, and below I've posted a five-part documentary about him, featuring neuroscientist V.S.
For the rest of 2009, we'll be counting down the year's most popular quizzes in the Lunchtime Quiz slot.
Yes, friends, it's that time of year again "“- the time of year when we gather together with friends and family to share feats of strength, airing our grievances and putting up the seasonal
Here's a short animated film done by former Pixar artist Rodrigo Blaas, available for a "limited time" at Christmas.
Just the obligatory "we're on Twitter!" reminder. Pumping out fun facts and thanking people for mentioning us in podcasts, 140 characters at a time.
(We're on Facebook,
It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt!
Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are thrilled to announce that How Did You Know? now has its very own Geritol.
So this is pretty genius.
Christmas is often a day spent with family, but it's easy to get a bit antsy if you're forced to spend the entire day at home.
Earlier this year, Oscar, a two-year-old boy, became the youngest English person ever admitted to Mensa. He was tested as having an IQ over 160—as high as Einstein or Stephen Hawking.
Today's Brain Game is the final one for 2009; we'll pick up again with new puzzles for the new year.
Thorium, the Green Nuke.
The holiday season can turn into a stress-fest with the drop of Santa's hat. The planning, the family, and particularly the shopping and spending money part can really take it out of a person.
Thanks to Mr. Rob Lammle, I came across a rather entertaining video of Darth Vader and a gaggle of Stormtroopers ringing the Opening Bell on Wall Street this morning.