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What's Neal Stephenson Building Down There?

Chris Higgins

I'm a huge Neal Stephenson fan. There, I said it.

Friday Happy Hour: Design Your Own Spinoff (Then Buy Some Shirts)

Jason English

1. On Monday, Stacy's Quick 10 looked at TV spinoffs that didn't quite make it. Let's pretend for a moment that you are an extraordinarily powerful TV executive.

5 Charlie's Angels Facts Revealed

Kara Kovalchik

In the late 1970s, producer Aaron Spelling and network exec Fred Silverman created a new genre of programming: "Jiggle TV."Â  The focus was all body, never body copy, and the results were r

SALE ENDS TONIGHT! All Shirts just $14.90

Mangesh & Jason

Just visit the store, and enter the word "teeparty" as the discount code. But be quick! The sale ends at

More Trivia from the 49th State

Jason Plautz

I'm back with more facts from the great state of Alaska. In case you missed it, check out part 1 here. Greater than

Weekend Word Wrap: Polysemes

David K. Israel

Lately, I've had a few words/phrases on my mind that have multiple meanings, sometimes known as polysemes. It all started a couple months ago when I asked my friend about his wedding band.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

100,000 Attend Topless Biker Parade An estimated 100,000 workers in Auckland, New Zealand gathered to watch the annual "Boobs on Bikes" parade Wednesday.

LA's Rat Hoarding Horror Story

Ransom Riggs

You've all probably heard of cat hoarding -- that variant of animal hoarding suffered by Crazy Cat Ladies the world over (like this Cat Lady in Siberia, who feeds 130 in her home every day).

Brain Game: Really, Really Bad Rebus #4

We've offered three Really, Really Bad Rebuses thus far in the Brain Game series. We've yet to offer a good rebus. And guess what?

Morning Cup of Links: Absurd College Classes

Miss Cellania

5 Dubious Moments in Olympics History.

The Post-Olympic Lives of 15 Great Athletes

Ethan Trex

Olympic athletes are undoubtedly the best in the world at what they do, but unfortunately "what they do" isn't always all that lucrative once their performances start to slip and endor

How One Man Solved a "Baroque" Mystery

Chris Higgins

In 2003, Neal Stephenson's book Quicksilver hit the stands.

Ridiculous Board Game: Interpret Jenny's Cover Art

Jason English

I'm taking a break from a brainstorm about our next cover to see just how astute our readers are.

The Quick 10: 10 Most Popular Tattoo Designs

Stacy Conradt

Paul got his first tattoo last night, so I have tattoos on the brain, so to speak. I wanted to do 10 people you wouldn't expect to have tattoos, like, say, Martha Stewart or Barbara Bush.

Grover Cleveland vs. James Blaine: Yellow Journalism in a White House

the mag

During the 1880s, American politics witnessed the birth of its newest and most powerful player—journalistic sensationalism. And with it, presidential elections entered a whole new era of

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