Thomas Jefferson wrote parts of the Declaration of Independence in a Philadelphia tavern.
Bloggers love posting pictures of signs -- we've covered misspelled signs, weird signs, and (my personal favorite) signs featuring unnecessary quotation marks.
The short story represents a form of creative tinkering that can serve as a springboard to later elaborations and embellishments.
Every Monday, we venture into the archives of The New York Times to find the first time the paper of record covered selected topics. This week, our focus is The Oscars.
In a previous gadget report, I noted that the working parts of a computer mouse are tiny, and the bulk of the tool comes from having to fit our hands.
Dutch artist Desiree Palmen is no wallflower, but she knows a thing or two about blending into the background.
Today I'm unveiling an episodic trivia hunt that may or may not become a periodic feature, depending on how you all react to it.
Blind people do not have a better sense of hearing or smell than you do.
In case you missed a day, here's last week in quizzes. If you've already taken them all and you're really bored, see if you can better your score. Click on any banner to take that
With Leap Day coming up next Friday, I began to search my trivia mind for names of people that had been born on February 29.
Science Fairs were the bane of my existence. At my Catholic school, the priest even once said during Mass, "...
For WGC #20, we asked readers to come up with a factual end to the phrase: "Ronald Reagan was the most recent president..." We offered a free T-shirt to the most interesting true entry, as w
In 1958, Project Orion was formed at General Atomics (a defense contractor), seeking to design spacecraft powered by nuclear pulses -- in other words, bombs.
Due to the ubiquity of advertisements, consumers have become accustomed to them and are able to tune them out.
I'm spending today at home, splitting time between working and inventing reasons not to shovel. Lucky for me, I won't go hungry.
Photographers in the former Soviet Union seem to really enjoy taking pictures of abandoned buildings, and that's a lucky thing, considering how many of them they have.