Old photographs have been finding their way onto the Internet in new and unexpected forms lately (I blogged about one of them, Back to the Future, a few months ago). Dear Photograph is one of these projects, a website that invites submissions of photographs of photographs from the past in the present, accompanied by a bit of text (which is the "dear photograph" part of the package). For... READ ON
I’ve been running across all kinds of stories about uncontacted tribes in remote parts of the world lately. Back in April, This American Life featured a story from the book The Last of the Tribe detailing attempts to contact the sole surviving member of an indigenous tribe within the Brazilian rainforest.
Then, just this week, two more stories popped up. The Daily What posted the following video taken in the 1970s of the Toulambi tribe in Papua New Guinea being contacted by Caucasians for the first... READ ON
We typically place the Really, Really Bad Rebus in the Think Thursday category. In order for today to truly be Free-for-all Friday, however, we have to keep you readers on your toes. Please enjoy today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game:
Here is the SOLUTION.
Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst (co-stars of the Spider-Man film trilogy)
toe + bee + mug + wire + anchors + ten + dunce +... READ ON
Tossed Pot Lands on Police Cruiser
A New York state trooper saw a man standing up in a car with his upper body sticking out of the sunroof on interstate 190 near Buffalo. When he began to follow the car with his flashing lights on, 20-year-old Sean Schmidt threw a small bag of marijuana away. Unfortunately for him, the bag landed on the hood of the police car. The pot was easily retrieved, and Schmitt was charged with marijuana possession in addition to a seat belt violation.
Man Robs Bank To Get Health... READ ON
The last book and movies are not the end of Harry Potter after all. J.K. Rowling is launching Pottermore, an interactive publishing and social media site for all things Potter. (via Metafilter)
NASA Envisions Alien Worlds. This gallery has artists' renderings of what other places in our universe might look like, based on information we have plus human imagination.
Jean Pierre Dutilleux's expedition meets the Toulambi tribe of Papua New Guinea, captured on video. Fear and wonder eventually turns to... READ ON
These days, damp, rainy spells usually inspire us to curl up on the couch and watch an American Pickers marathon (tell me that's not just me). But back in 1816 - also known as "The Year Without a Summer" - the results were much different.
The summer was rainy and abnormal because India's Indonesia's Mount Tambora ("Pompeii of the east") had recently erupted, creating a volcanic winter.
Lord Byron and writer John William Polidori were staying at a villa near Lake Geneva when Claire Clairmont (Mary... READ ON
It's Thursday night...time once again for everyone's favorite game: GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common. Leave your best guesses in the comments.
Sheryl Crow - All I Wanna... READ ON
During tonight’s NBA draft, commissioner David Stern has been shaking hands with the league’s newest crop of rookies, welcoming them into a life of luxury and a potential lockout. If there is a work stoppage, Stern will manage just fine financially. Here’s the scoop on what he and the other major pro sports commissioners earn annually.
David Stern... READ ON
YES! You can play this challenge/contest without knowing a thing about the weekly hunt! It's sort of a one-off - a stand-alone if you will. Will you?
Answer the Level 3 bonus-round question correctly and you may win your pick of anything you want from the neatoshop (valued under $25). Ready? Set.
Oh, and don't forget, even if you're not the winner, you still need to solve the challenge to compete for next week's Day 5 final... READ ON
Above the Supreme Court is a basketball court—"The Highest Court in the Land."