The eye chart with the big "E" on top is called a Snellen Chart.
There were 1,741 unique names among the 20,365 entries in Seattle's 1975 name-the-team contest. Some of those suggestions were amazing.
Who doesn't have a hundred grand to blow on a Jurassic Park velociraptor cage?
Everyone's spending tons of money on Big Game ads. Newcastle wanted to buck the trend, so they made something decidedly different.
Bad breath usually won’t win you many friends, but at least it will keep your enemies at arm’s length, too.
Cartoonist Julia Wertz opens up about her struggles with alcoholism and depression. Plus, a new spin on secret identities and Bryan Lee O'Malley's first graphic novel is 10 years old.
Last summer, John Green doled out 50 facts about the 50 states. Today he's back with 50 more!
Do you remember the Super second-stringers who were just a heartbeat (or anterior cruciate ligament) away from football's biggest stage? How well do you know the men behind the men behind center?
The other day we featured a map showing Google autocomplete results for the phrase "why is [state] so..." Thanks to computer scientist Randy Olson, we've got a European version.
Leaving aside for now the few foreign loanwords (e.g., Qatar, Iraq) where Q shows up without a U, an English Q is the only letter that can't go anywhere without a partner.
In addition to sounding like an awesome name for a rock band, Martian dust devils have been intriguing astronomers and climatologists for decades.