Hello, Americans (and _flossy readers from everywhere else)! Two years ago today, Paul Harvey died at the age of 90, having been on the radio for over 70 years. For what it’s worth, here are ten interesting tidbits about the legend of... READ ON
It’s an all-new 5-day trivia hunt!
Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are happy to bring you the next How Did You Know? sponsored by our friends over at... READ ON
After more than 55 years in business, Disneyland has attracted more than 600 million guests from all over the world. You may have bought the tickets and been on the rides, but what do you know about the park itself?
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“For two (2) dollars I will call your friend or enemy or boss or whoever and pretend to be a turtle for up to two (2) minutes. I am the first and best company for your turtlecall needs — the copycats may be cheaper but they barely even sound like real turtles.” This is the sales pitch for a totally real service called turtlecalls.com. Think of it as a time-limited, targeted prank call. Below is an example, in which “Skip in Texas” receives a turtlecall paid for by a friend (or enemy, or... READ ON
Dan Lewis runs the popular daily newsletter Now I Know (“Learn Something New Every Day, By Email”). To subscribe to his daily email, click... READ ON
It’s Monday, probably the best day of the week for the Monday Math Square. Good luck!
The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9. Each digit should appear only once in this red grid. Place the digits 1 through 9 in their correct spots so that the mathematical equations are correct both across and down.
Here is my... READ ON
Anything that’s not worth staying up all night for will be on the ‘net the next day anyway. See the complete list of Oscar winners, plus photos and videos at the Academy Awards site.
People who were conceived through anonymous sperm donation are demanding the right to know who their fathers are. How does this understandable desire balance against the donor’s right to privacy?
Lessons in Manliness from the Egyptian Revolution. A participant writes about how the experience changed him for the... READ ON
One subject I come back to again and again is unusual musical instruments. Besides instruments you rarely encounter, people use everyday objects to make music. We also use natural resources to produce melodies. Even information can be converted to music. So of course, when a machine produces more than one type of sound, someone, somewhere will play music with it. Here are some examples of all this machinery making modern music.
The Imperial March
Played by a hard disc drive.
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YES! You can play this challenge/contest without knowing a thing about the weekly hunt! It’s sort of a one-off – a stand-alone if you will. Will you?
Answer the Level 3 bonus-round question correctly and you may win your pick of anything you want from the neatoshop (valued under $25). Ready? Set. GO!
Oh, and don’t forget, even if you’re not the winner, you still need to solve the challenge to compete for next week’s Day 5 final... READ ON
Pepsi-Cola was originally called “Brad’s Drink.”