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50 Collective Nouns to Bolster Your Vocabulary

Lucas Reilly

Start working these into conversation.

Marie Manning: The Original Dear Abby

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Marie Manning wanted to report on crimes. Instead, she invented the advice column.

The Missing Links: Rewriting the Hobbit

Colin Patrick

Some Controversial Full Body Scanners Getting the Boot from U.S. Airports

Erin McCarthy

Inaugural Address Quotes

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Can you tell which president's inaugural address each quote was taken from? Special thanks to this 1981 Christian Science Monitor article for the best quotes.

Why is the Flu Seasonal?

Matt Soniak

Brain Game: Look About You

Sandy Wood

Morning Cup of Links: The Wit of Dear Abby

Miss Cellania

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

5 Questions: Cleveland Rocks!

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Terms for the Penis Among American College Students

Arika Okrent

Happy National Thesaurus Day!

World War I Centennial: Poincaré Elected President of France

Erik Sass

Installment #52: On January 17, 1913, Raymond Poincaré, a leading conservative politician and the premier and foreign minister of France since January 1912, was elected President of France after a com

The Life and Times of Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves

Miss Cellania

30 Teams, 5 Minutes: An NHL Challenge

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Your task is simple: Key in the team names (not the cities or states, just the team names) of the current 30 NHL teams within five minutes. You can use upper case, lower case, or proper case if you're feeling jaunty. The clock starts when you key in your first answer. Good luck!

John and Hank Green Sell Out Carnegie Hall

Chris Higgins