100-Year-Old Color Photos of Pre-Revolution Russia

Jill Harness

If you've ever wondered what Russia looked like shortly before the revolution but aren't satisfied with black and white photos, you owe Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii a debt of thanks.

Weekend Links: Samurai Star Wars

Allison Keene

Happy New Year! I hope everyone has a happy and healthy 2012.

Butt Detectors: Coming to a Car Near You

Jill Harness

Apparently butt prints left on car seats are like finger prints.

7 Famous New Year's Babies

Jill Harness

It’s been said that it's good luck to be born on New Year’s Day.

Why Does the New Year Start on January 1?

Matt Soniak

Oleksiy Mark / Way back when, the Romans had a god named Janus. He was the god of doors and gates and had two faces — one looking forward and one looking back.

Weekend Links: 1930s Hacking Lulz

Allison Keene

Hacking is not just a crime of the computer age - apparently Morse Code machines can be hacked, too, according to Dot-dash-diss: The gentleman hacker's 1903 lulz. * Thanks to James for this two

23 Bizarre Things Ceremonially Dropped on New Year's Eve

Stacy Conradt

Don’t live anywhere near New York City, but still desperate to see something - anything - drop during a countdown to 2012 on New Year’s Eve? We can help. (Well, we can help some of you.

Miss Cellania's Top 20 Weird News Stories of 2011

Miss Cellania

Every week, I comb the internet to bring you strange news stories that you might not otherwise see, and it's been quite an experience.

The 25 Most Powerful Songs of the Past 25 Years

the mag

by Jennifer Drapkin, Kevin O'Donnell and Ky HendersonThey’re not the most beautiful songs, or the most musically important. In fact, a few could literally drive you nuts.

Brain Game: What a Bargain!

We'll wrap up the old year with a "chestnut" teaser for today's Friday Free-for-all challenge at the Brain Game.

Morning Cup of Links: Lists of 2011

Miss Cellania

A Salute to the Weird World Records Set in 2011.

5 Questions: Looking Forward to 20"12"!

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The Lessons of Kwanzaa, as Taught by TV

Laura Turner Garrison

December 26th wasn't just Boxing Day; it also marked the first day of the pan-African holiday celebrating African culture known as Kwanzaa.

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 35

Mark Arminio

Evening _flossers! It's once again time for the game that's sweeping the nation — GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common.

Lithophones - Instruments Made of Fossils, Floor Tiles, and More

Chris Higgins

Musician, artist, and "edutainer" Tom Kaufmann makes unique instruments called lithophones, which are similar to xylophones, but created from various stones.