The little plastic bit on the end of your shoelace is called an aglet.
It's time to announce the winners of last week's Sesame Street/Muppet Show/Fraggle Rock Trivia Contest!
In case you're not familiar with the Turnip, it's a whimsical Google search, wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting pages "turn-up." As always with thi
You know the characters, but you might not know their full names. Store these away for future trivia
Mount Airy, North Carolina is known to most tourists as the birthplace of Andy Griffith and the inspiration for Mayberry, where his titular sitcom was set -- and indeed, if you walk down its main stre
Radiation as a medical cure has valid uses and definite dangers to the human body.
John Boswell has done it again -- he's created another Symphony of Science music video, this time called "The Case for Mars." The video lays out the reasons why scientists think we sho
John, a college English instructor friend, introduced me to a book that recently became available in paperback:Â Damp Squid: The English Language Laid Bare by Jeremy Butterfield.
American products are available around the world—but they're not always called by the name they've been given in the U.S.
Financier Bernie Madoff was sentenced to 150 years for scamming investors out of over a billion dollars.
You're probably all familiar with the dramatic squirrel, a meme that began a few years ago when someone added some over-the-top music to a clip from a Japanese game show, and created this:
Take any high school psychology course and you'll hear the story of Phineas Gage, a man whose skull was pierced by a tamping iron while working on the railroad in 1848.
Sadly, the funeral directors to the stars have been busy the past two weeks. Here's a quick tribute to some of the celebrities we've lost recently.
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