Andre Agassi's father represented Iran in boxing in the 1948 and 1952 Olympics.
In the midst of all the Kid Nation hype & the ongoing fascination w/Lynne Spears, Dina Lohan, it seems that the presence of stage mothers is stronger than ever.
1. Robert Lucas, winner of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Economics for his work on the theory of "rational expectations," split his $1 million prize with his ex-wife.
On this day in 1793, Marie Antoinette was guillotined for treason.
Because movies are such a star-driven medium, a lot of movie posters blindly follow suit: you Photoshop the lead actors' heads into the sky, probably superimposed over an evocative landscape (if
I'm a fan of humorous diagrams as much as the next guy.
Frogs are such ridiculous animals that everything about them is fodder for jokes or parodies. Frogs have been used in comedy for so long that you have to smile just looking at one!
1. Kissing a
There are just 14 days to go until our latest contribution to the book world In the Beginning comes out, so we figured we'd start excerpting short bits from it.
It's time for another whimsical Tuesday Turnip search wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting factoids "turn-up."
With the World Series quickly approaching
Heavy Metal Umlaut: The Movie. A fascinating look at how Wikipedia evolves, using one entry's changes over time.
The level of oxytocin in pregnant women predicts mother-child bond.
The results have been tallied from our first caption contest and we have our winner! A hearty congrats to Scott, who entered: "I thought it said all geniuses welcome. That says
That Bela--alternately so jovial, so brutish! The image of Karolyi hoisting Kerri Strug to the champion's podium is one of the most ubiquitous images of the 1996 Olympics.
"Well done!" to all those who partipated in our latest Weekend Genius Challenge.
It all started with a few bands and one little radical youth culture movement in the 1970s -- today, though, punk has proliferated everywhere, sprouting a seemingly endless number of sub-genres and -c
Every Monday, we journey into the archives of The New York Times, searching for first mentions worth mentioning. This week's edition includes RFK, the Olsen Twins and Digg.
We've covered LOLCats before (including Miss C.'s hit LOLCat of Death post), but now things have gotten a little out of hand.