At the Libraries: A Lazy Student Meets His Match

Miss Kathleen

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.

6 Students Who Lost Their Diplomas Over Controversial Graduation Speeches

Adrienne Crezo

While some of these students were eventually awarded their diplomas, the content of their speeches was deemed too hot for commencement.1. Kaitlin

Alton Brown's Recipes

Alton Brown

Alton Brown’s Nog of AgesRecipe Courtesy Alton Brown,

23 Writers Who Were Famous by Age 23

Andréa Fernandes

While it's not as easy for authors to become famous at a young age as it is for pop singers, it's still not unheard of for barely legal authors to find fame, success, and even fortune.

Why Aren't There B Batteries?

Matt Soniak

Reader Donna wrote in wondering why there are AA, AAA, C and D batteries, but no B. Well, there used to be, but they’re not really needed

How Do Cats Purr?

Matt Soniak

Biologists used to think that purrs were the sound of blood surging through cats’ inferior vena cava, the large vein that carries blood from the lower half of the body into the heart.

Brain Game: The Big Pond

Hop across the Atlantic to solve today's Brain Game Think Thursday challenge.

The Favorite Movies of 42 Famous People

Eddie Deezen

Presidents & Politicians What's with presidents and High Noon? 1.

Morning Cup of Links: Laugh Tracks

Miss Cellania

Public schools are experimenting with classes segregated by sex. On the one hand, it eliminates some student stress and inhibitions.

The Disputed History of the Tarzan Yell

Bill DeMain

Johnny Weissmuller made it famous. Carol Burnett made it funny. But the origin of Hollywood’s iconic jungle cry is shrouded in

11 Internet Tattoos

Jill Harness

While I may be a tattooed professional blogger, I’ve never been driven to get a tattoo of something related to the internet—especially given how fast things fizzle out online.

4 Royal Scandals Juicier Than Prince Harry's Strip Billiards

Kathy Benjamin

A few days ago, photos of Prince Harry cavorting naked with a blonde hit the web.

Why Can't You Remember Being a Baby?

Julia Davis

There are probably blackout periods you can’t remember at all from your childhood, and the memories you do have are likely hazy and garbled.

The Late Movies: Smarter Every Day - Slo-Mo Science Videos

Chris Higgins

Missile engineer Destin (last name undisclosed) made waves a few weeks back with his video explaining Why Cats Usually Land on Their Feet.

How Does Aspirin Help During a Heart Attack?

Kara Kovalchik

The heart is the most important muscle in the body, so it seems like something of a marketing ploy by the folks at Bayer to suggest that something so simple as a humble aspirin tablet can be of any us