Invade Canada! A Brief History of the War of 1812

The Week

Two centuries ago, the U.S. declared war on Britain, and invaded its closest colony. Why was the War of 1812 fought, and who really

Brain Game: Below Your Feet?

Here's some "elemental floss" for today's Brain Game Think Thursday challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Screaming Stars

Miss Cellania

The Olympics Hall of Shame.

World War I Centennial: Teddy Roosevelt Runs Again

Erik Sass

Installment #29: August 7, 1912, was a busy day in one of the most complicated presidential elections in U.S. history.

Does Wedding Rice Really Make Birds Explode?

Matt Soniak

Throwing rice at a newly married couple has been a tradition for thousands of years, possibly going back as far as the ancient Assyrians and Egyptians.

The Late Movies: Geeking Out on "The Edge's" Guitar Rig

Chris Higgins

Today in 1961, Dave Evans (known as "The Edge" of U2) was born. In the 51 years since, The Edge has become known for his layered, echoing guitar lines.

The Stories Behind 15 Albums Named After Numbers, Featuring a Lot of Van Halen

Stacy Conradt

When you think about it, most album titles are a little cryptic (Fiona Apple, I love you, but that's a lot of title).

The Missing Links: Why America Smells (Or Thinks It Does)

Colin Patrick

The Grinch, Voldemort and Michael Jackson’s Zombie No this isn’t the beginning of a “...walk into a bar...” joke.

In Parts of Europe, Ranch-Flavored Doritos Are Called "Cool American"

Jason English

[Via BuzzFeed. See more unusual Doritos flavors and flavor names from around the

"Today I'm Dressed in C Major" -- A Cyborg Artist

Chris Higgins

Neil Harbisson is an artist who was born with a rare form of colorblindness called achromatopsia -- he sees everything in grayscale.

6 Olympians Who Don't Keep Their Medals in a Sock Drawer

Stacy Conradt

For being such rare, magical creatures, gold medals seem to get second-rate treatment once they land in the hands of Olympians.

Brain Game: Land Ho!

Read the instructions carefully to solve today's Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Logic and Infinity

Miss Cellania

21 Stunning Examples Of Impeccable Logic. The kind of logic you find when you let millions of people share their thoughts with everyone online.

11 Geeky Wedding & Engagement Rings

Jill Harness

We’ve featured geeky wedding invitations, nerdy wedding dresses, funny wedding photos and more, but now it’s time to enjoy delightfully dorky wedding rings – and a few nerdy engagement rings as well.

The Late Movies: Happy 70th Birthday, Garrison Keillor

Erica Palan

Beloved public radio personality Garrison Keillor turned 70 years old today.