Not all end-of-year related, but happy New Year anyway!
Who owns the fish, a brainteaser supposedly written by Einstein.
Security garden gnome conceals wireless camera and motion sensors.
Top scientific discoveries of 2012.
The most amazing bowling story ever.
An excellent ...
Why did NORAD start tracking Santa?
Ralphie teamed up with Flash Gordon in a deleted scene from A Christmas Story.
A collection of downloadable templates for Star Wars snowflakes.
The story of the real-life George Bailey of It’s a ...
The origin of the candy cane.
Firework funerals for pets.
’Cat burglar’ with a magnetic collar responsible for spate of missing keys.
How to carve an elephant.
How mint became the default flavor of dental hygiene.
Twelve essential American cartoons.
Why the Monopoly pieces (thimble, top hat, etc.) are what they are.
The history of peanut butter.
The unsolved mystery of why you just yawned.
Science of what really caused the Oracle at Delphi to utter mad prophecies.
Hell hath ...
Bowel-based biomarkers: clues to the history of human activity.
This is Ann — she drinks blood! Dr. Seuss does malaria.
Bad nativity sets and ugly Christmas sweaters.
The greatest scientific typo in history.
2012 National Beard and Mustache Championships.
It’s Black Friday, Charlie Brown.
Gallery: murmurations of starlings.
Atomic bomb v. cod filets (1955 study).
Chocolate consumption, traffic accidents, and serial killers.
Creepy abandoned churches.
Houses shaped like animals.
Have the cigarette taxes in Florida increased recently? Woman, 31, told ...
Postal history in 15 Photos.
Seventeen euphemisms for sex from the 1800s.
Incredible five-year-old piano prodigy.
A gene predicts what time of day you will die.
Headline du jour: Love-rat dad of nine children to eight women who headbutted ex-girlfriend in ...
The fascinating history of the Garbage Truck.
Why do trees topple in a storm?
Aaron Copland was born 112 years ago today.
Study from the Department of the Blindingly Obvious: People who live close to bars drink more heavily.
How (and ...
Four African teenager girls build a urine-powered generator.
Crystal meth may cure your flu.
The Abacus Championships.
Is scotch the new wine?
South Africa: bring us 60 dead rats, get a free cell phone.
U.K. scientists recreated Neanderthal man, and he looks just like Chuck Norris.
How to make buildings from the blood of cows.
What would happen if your nose were upside down?
76-year-old goes after roommate with chainsaw.
Beetles dance on ...
Reusable toilet paper.
The five worst sounds in the universe.
Oscar Wilde was born 158 years ago today.
Browse like Bond: web browsing without leaving a trace.
Monstrous, angelic, and unusual bridge sculptures.
Robbing banks: crime does pay – but not very ...
The surprising science of why it’s dark at night, animated.
How to survive an atomic bomb, from an insurance company ad, 1951.
Italian-opera buffs: Giuseppe Verdi was born 199 years ago today.
10 scary Halloween dog costumes.
Study of how we behave ...
The history of high heels.
Psychopaths have a remarkably poor sense of smell.
Gallery of microscopic nature photos.
M&M’s-crazed bees make blue and green honey.
How to steal the space shuttle: a step-by-step guide.
From the Bollywood version ...
Firefly provides lessons in contract law.
William Faulkner’s resignation letter.
Watch 32 discordant metronomes achieve synchrony in a matter of minutes.
Gallery of vintage calculators.
What if a rainstorm dropped all of its water in a single giant drop?
The physics of chicken soup.
History lesson: When did women start covering their breasts?
Why go girls throw like a girl?
How to use the telephone, 1917 .
The time Abraham Lincoln and a political rival almost dueled.
The effects of peanut ...
Talk Like a Pirate Day Links
A twelve-step program for drawing a pirate.
Official site and the Wikipedia page.
Instructions: How to talk like a pirate.
Video: Talk Like a Pirate Day: The Five As.
Here’s an English-to-Pirate translator.
Krispy Kreme is giving out free ...
15 star-shaped forts from around the world.
The history of advertising jingles.
French town hunts werewolves after sheep attacks.
Army doctor Walter Reed was born 161 years ago today. Here’s some history. Kind of related, here are 10 bizarre medical treatments involving ...
A history of New York in 50 objects.
Poorly translated Indian James Bond comics.
Wound man, from a European surgical text circa 1400.
Mother shaves numbers into quadruplets’ hair so teachers can tell them apart.
It’s the 200th anniversary of the ...
Really terrible 19th-century beauty tips. Also, wildly dangerous home remedies from 100 years ago.
85-year-old Vietnamese man hasn’t cut his hair in 70 years.
When old-school video games invade . . .
Embryonic animal photos: Womb with a view.
11 incredible navigable aqueducts.
1939 map of physics.
The Book of Wonderful Characters.
12 bizarre gun designs that didn’t catch on.
Ancient Minoan culture illustrated with Barbies (scroll down).
Home remedies from 100 years ago.
Gallery of towels folded into animal shapes.
Is there a limit to how tall buildings can get?
Here’s a blog featuring dogs being humiliated for bad behavior.
Can hot water freeze faster than cold water?
Twenty-five fan-modded stormtrooper suits.
Gallery: small dogs dressed as Napoleon.
Drunk man falls asleep in a dumpster, gets picked up, compacted twice.
Twenty-five European castles you can stay in.
A brief history of the lawnmower.
Weird animal defense mechanisms.
A furred animal shakes itself ...
A physics lesson: why cats land on their feet (usually).
Infographic: Here’s every Avenger that Marvel ever invented.
25 advertisements by Dr. Seuss before he was Dr. Seuss. And here are his WWII editorial cartoons.
Stressed men like bigger butts.
The history of toilet paper.
Patented method for exercising a cat.
Italy rules ‘no balls’ insult to men is a crime.
Patrick Combs deposits a junk-mail check for $95,000 — for a joke. The bank cashes it.
The only existing ...
‘We took a rat apart and rebuilt it as a jellyfish.’
Pooping in space, explained.
Personal EMF shielding devices.
Origin of tennis scoring, maybe.
Loud sex can be deadly for flies.
Gallery of 1890 London Tower designs.
Ten essentials for surviving the zombie apocalypse.
The 18 worst things for left-handed people.
Real-world value of Wayne Manor.
Photographs of twelve extinct birds.
Al Capone’s armored car up for sale.
Mona Lisa’s bones found (maybe).
City of Berlin ...
Coffee ad from the 1650s.
10 fascinating facts about the ancient Olympic Games.
Why does getting hit in the testicles hurt so much?
Funny giraffe pictures.
Famous literary characters based on real people.
Choreography for plastic army men.
How all 50 states got their names.
The evolution of lunch.
Excellent sand sculptures.
A dog-leg humping competition.
Dress made out of 50,000 gummy bears.
Cathedral-licking tour of England.
The physics of toilets.
Chickens dressed as historical figures.
Abandon all hope, ye who enter here: Dante’s Circles of Hell created in LEGO. Sort of related: minifig anatomy and a schematic.
Contagious yawning in humans ...
The world’s most expensive beers.
Human-sized Hot Wheels double loop track.
When did archers start splitting arrows?
Do you own the space above your house?
Overloaded vehicles and people.
Excellent mud and grass sculptures.
1950s space art.
The hanging of the Lincoln assassination conspirators in pictures.
Did this 15-year-old just change cancer treatment?
HD Slinky slow-mo.
Red cars more likely to be hit by bird poo.
Assisted rhinoceros reproduction.
When rivers collide: 10 incredible confluences around the world.
Video: the cat/buttered toast experiment.
Precariously leaning towers of the world: The other ones, not the one in Pisa.
There is an old person smell, scientists say.
Opening beer with chainsaw.
“Psychic” Ukrainian pig to make Euro Cup predictions.
The ten most painful insect stings.
What exactly is quicksand?
Build a hovercraft with a shower curtain and duct tape.
MIT scientists figure out how to ...
Man completes triathlon while juggling.
Can peeing in a lake really kill fish?
The physics behind not spilling coffee. Also, the physics of bubbles in microgravity.
Sylvester Stallone spotted in 16th-century painting.
Japanese robotic buttocks.
That time they found those ...
Chinese man pulls 1.6-ton car with eye sockets.
How to Make Perfect McDonald’s-style French Fries at Home. Also in the food category, Meat glue – turning scraps into a filet.
Physics of “How many angels can dance on the head ...
Life of Brian – Deleted Scenes.
Cuteness overload: 33 Animals With Stuffed Animals Of Themselves.
Tattooed people drink more.
High-speed photography of liquids.
Cycle-skating, the new sport of 1923!
How to Trigger a Volcanic Eruption on Purpose. Related: rivers of molten lava.
Albert Einstein’s complete archives to be posted online.
Women are more susceptible to “beer goggles.” Also, the more people drink, the higher they rate themselves on ...
1957 Woolworth Menu.
Video: 3D digital model of Rome A.D. 320.
Gallery of ant photography.
Complaints Monks Scribbled in the Margins of Manuscripts.
A vicar claims a potato got stuck up his bottom after he fell onto the vegetable while hanging ...
The rising popularity of mantyhose.
Arachnophobia? Don’t click here.
How to train your dog to get you a beer. Loosely related, a dog plays piano and sings.
Pasta-shaped radio waves.
Gallery: NYC’s abandoned leper colony.
Lego space shuttle (...
What beer can teach us about emerging technologies.
Scientists are building robot dinosaurs out of 3-D printed fossils.
Vodka billboard of the day.
“Hard Day’s Night” mystery chord solved using math.
6 everyday things seen really close up.
Interactive Animation of Van Gogh’s Starry Night.
Man breaks into South Bend home, vacuums and folds laundry.
Gallery: The World’s Weirdest Volcanic Crater.
Ultimate Tazer Ball — soccer with stun guns.
Mysterious ‘manure foam’ causes pig farms to explode.
New movie: Osombie Bin Laden has returned from his watery grave and is making an army of zombie terrorists.
On the bicentenary of Dickens’s birth, what if he had to write his stories in 140 characters?
A sheepherding Swedish rabbit.
When Did Americans Lose Their British Accents?
Calculate your own weight in gold.
What’s the best animal to slice open and crawl inside to stay warm?
One Happy Dog. Reminiscent of Dog Fetches Ball in Giant Pile of Leaves.
Is it better to walk or run in the rain? Two convincing videos that come to opposite conclusions. Kind of related: Half the facts you know are probably wrong.
A history of wine labels.
There’s a new world’s-largest-pizza ...
Providence, R. I.’s dancing traffic cop.
Gallery of frost flowers. Related: how snowflakes get their shapes.
Giant robots from around the world.
Squeezing breasts ‘could stop growth of cancer cells.’
Coconut-flavored pineapples invented by mistake by Australian scientists.
Graphic: What your beer says about your politics.
Radio Shack computer catalogue from 1983. Check out the prices!
The banned Pokémon episode that gave children seizures.
Thirty baby animals that will make ...
Five of physics’ greatest sex scandals.
Creepy weaponized taxidermy insects.
The dark side of famous kid-lit authors.
Beautiful plant-anatomy color plates, circa 1880.
History stories: banning pre-sliced bread, million-page encyclopedia from 1408, and more.
Whiskey saves man’s eyesight after he was ...
How do porcupines mate? Very carefully.
New Zealand tax dollars at work: People like sex more than housework. Vaguely related: Sex-toy sales up in Canada because of NHL lockout.
Casablanca premiered 70 years ago today.
The origin of the word “soccer”.
Thanksgiving as a kid vs. Thanksgiving as an adult. (NSFW language)
Buffy Thanksgiving episode: “Ritual sacrifice, with pie.“
Science answers the important questions: Why you’ll still have room for pie after turkey and stuffing.
Eight Thanksgiving flowcharts.
A Thanksgiving ...
How long would it take to fall through the Earth?
Incredible animal portraits, more than human.
Video: nine-year-old girl football star.
Read my rings: The oldest living tree tells all.
Eleven weirdly spelled words — and how they got that way.
WWII Nazi tank manuals are unexpectedly hilarious.
Nuke map: Choose a target, choose an explosive, and see how far the destruction spreads.
Defenestration supercut: movie characters driving, falling, jumping, and being thrown through glass windows.
Korea celebrates a toilet theme ...
How to weaponize office supplies.
How Turkey got its name.
Grandmothers gave humans longer lifespans.
The interesting origins of some of our favorite food And drink.
Red Cross nursing posters from World War I. Kind of related, ghosts of WWII: ...
An angry crow mocked me this morning. I couldn’t finish my croissant, and fled the café in despair: Le Blog de Jean-Paul Sartre.
“Sounds of Cylons,” as sung by Simon & Garfunkel.
Deadliest epidemics in history.
Headstone repossessed ...
What phrases commonly used today are derived from obsolete technologies?
Testosterone increases honesty, study suggests.
Dogs playing in slow motion. Also, animal Halloween costumes.
Man returns home from prison to find the mummified body of his wife.
Most insane martial-arts battles ever filmed, and this is THE greatest kung fu battle of all time.
The top ten most dangerous ads.
Happy pigs make better bacon.
Ten most lovable movie monsters of all time.
’Cocaine for Snowblindness’: what ...
Can a foil hat keep people (or aliens) from reading your thoughts?
Stop-motion animated LEGO version of the 1964 film, Dr. Strangelove.
Was Han legally justified in shooting Greedo?
Giant sticky man toys climb German buildings.
Exploding washing machines.
Sandy Koufax and the year the World Series opened on Yom Kippur.
How a steam locomotive works.
Shostakovich was born 106 years ago today: some quotes and history.
The best sci-fi sidekicks.
Zimbabwean city asks residents for mass synchronized toilet flush.
Gorgeous video: The beauty of pollination.
Tomorrow is the autumnal equinox – quotes, poems, Nat King Cole, and Vivaldi.
The U.S. conducted atomic-weapons tests on beer.
Giants of the canine world.
U.S. Postal Service asks Floridians to ...
Dr. Samuel Johnson was born on this date in 1709. Some quotes and history.
How the French Revolution gave birth to the restaurant business.
The first ads for famous books.
The world’s largest onion.
The (court-ordered) unmasking of the Lone ...
Four geeky laws that rule our world.
Gallery of “holy crap” sand sculptures parts 1 and 2. There are some “under construction” photos here.
Anatomical posters of gremlins, predators, and Martian invaders. Also, anatomically correct, full-sized chocolate skulls.
Treating migraines with houseleeks ...
Dali’s drawings for Dante’s Divine Comedy.
Dress made from 3,000 cow and yak nipples.
The history and science of meringue.
Slow-motion video of water balloons falling and bouncing.
Seventeen euphemisms for sex from the 1800s.
Gallery: caves from around ...
Star Trek vs. Star Wars: A comparison in comics format.
Chocolate may protect the brain from stroke.
Twelve geeky projects you can do yourself, from scratch, over Labor Day weekend.
Boy discovers whale vomit worth $65,000.
Here’s a working, full-size ...
Badly stuffed animals.
This butterfly can see with its butt.
Swiss Army Knife with animals instead of blades.
Sculptures made from plastic utensils.
Turtle rescued after being taped to helium-filled balloons.
Guy playing a 1926 Fotoplayer.
Gallery of vintage ambulances.
Jumbo fingerprints made from random stuff.
“France in the Year 2000″ is a series of futuristic pictures issued in France in 1899, 1900, 1901, and 1910. Also, science-fiction writers’ predictions of the 2012 future, from 1987.
Gallery: Caravanserai, staging posts of the desert.
Cooking with power tools.
100 greatest maniacal movie laughs.
The Bohr-Einstein debates, with dog puppets.
The Nutmeg Wars.
Undead Disney princesses: Snow White, Ariel & Cinderella as Zombies.
Back to the Future II hoverboard test footage.
Ten of the most impressive old aqueducts.
A British man set fire to his home by microwaving his socks and underwear.
The ultimate people walking into stuff compilation.
LEGO roundup: seven-foot-long minifig-scale Serenity model, an Olympic Park replica, and a recreation of the Ringwraiths’ hunt for Hobbits. ...
1957: Five men agree to stand directly under an exploding nuclear bomb.
The Hardy tree: an early work of a great novelist.
Sheep sex report leads to search for elderly Swedish man.
Flood-fearing millionaire finishes ark.
Ten incredible sea forts.
The physics of staying dry in the rain.
How to light a fire with your pee.
What’s the best contraption for a trip over Niagara Falls?
Jilted lover built bunker to spy on ex-partner.
Film from the 1930s of ...
You can yell at a bum for 50 cents a minute.
Gallery of lenticular clouds.
19 regional words all Americans should adopt immediately.
What are the optimal siege tactics for taking Magic Kingdom’s Cinderella Castle? Read the comments section.
The science of Spider-Man.
17 famous literary characters almost named something else.
What would happen if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90 percent of the speed of light?
LEGO Rolls-Royce jet engine.
Man sets house ablaze while killing spiders ...
Lannister vs. Stark with lightsabers.
Predictors of 3D breast kinematics during bare-breasted running.
Lifesize LEGO bridge.
11 most insane restaurants in the world.
Infographics from 1917: the future of aviation.
Video: cracking an egg 60 feet underwater.
Calculator: How many Legos would it take to build your house?
Tick bite can turn you into a vegetarian.
100 guitar riffs: a brief history of rock ’n roll.
Flatulence could cure high blood pressure.
Know your vampire hunter — good infographic.
History of the dinner fork.
Seven Futurama gadgets that are nearly a reality.
Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” recreated with 7,000 falling dominos.
The Hokey Pokey — Shakespeare’s version.
Did you ever wonder ...
“Miracle” beer vitamin can help keep you skinny.
Fourteen spectacular designs created in snow.
Why do we say “hmm” when thinking?
The complete history of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. And in the history category, here’s the history of the ...
Skinless My Little Pony made from bacon.
Test your reading speed.
Top ten botched escapes from Gilligan’s Island.
Mount St. Helens: the species that moved in and took over.
In 1913, newspapers predicted we’d be eating giant radioactive frog ...
Gallery: people being blasted with air.
Videos recreate Isaac Newton’s experiments with alchemy.
Gila monster spit reduces food and possibly booze cravings.
Predictions about 2001 from 1901.
Unveiled: plans to nuke the moon.
Mobile home, flying edition.
Mysterious ‘Hum’ Only Canadians Can Hear.
Mice that eat yogurt have bigger testicles.
When We Lost an Unexploded Nuclear Bomb Off the Coast of Georgia.
Victorian Street Life in London.
World map of breast sizes.
A cat messes with the ...
The real-life inspirations for 17 Simpsons characters.
The seven habits of highly effective Hobbits.
The secret story of the mysterious portrait at the Pentagon.
The five largest reptiles on Earth.
A ski-jump-themed bathroom.
What really happens when you swallow your gum?
The musical urinal game: “Guitar Pee”
Why Some Civil War Soldiers Glowed in the Dark.
Rube Goldberg contraption with 300 steps.
Zombie Apocalypse: A Map of Resources.
10 Odd Stories Behind Famous Authors’ Nom de Plumes.
The Men Behind Your Favorite Liquors.
Amazing: 86-year-old gymnast.
Could obesity be cured by injecting our guts with fecal bacteria from ancient mummies?
World Palindrome Championship.
A new era in fish fart documentation.
Eggs soaked in the urine of little boys a taste treat in China.
How Do You Ship a Horse to the London Olympics?
Sperm Discovered Doing Basic Calculus.
Police nationwide take on soaring Tide-detergent theft.
eBay antique item of the week.
Experiments with inflatable dolls.
Is there an official U.S. ...
Chickens wearing sweaters.
Man walks all Day to create spectacular snow patterns.
Flying lawnmower. Also, lawnmower racing on ice.
The messy math of Leap Years.
Art of ancient calendars.
Lots of info on leap years.
Full-scale tank built from more than 5,000 egg cartons and 26 litres of glue.
8 creepy mystery ingredients in fast food.
Rare photos of the old and the dead.
Asian Cinema’s 20 Greatest Fight Scenes.
Flies Get ...
Great Valentine’s Day gift: DIY beef jerky underwear.
A Chinese zoo is to mark Valentine’s Day with a “cross species wedding” between a sheep and a deer.
Mermaids scare off reservoir workers – ”the only way to solve the ...
Where Did Groundhog Day Come From?
Super Bowl stadiums made from meat.
Woman runs herself over with own car.
Museum exhibit du jour: The Bishop’s Rectum.
Victorian-Era Prank Machines.
If you want to drink less, turn down the music.
Ignore this one if you’re not a geek: Why is the 5th edition of Dungeons & Dragons a big deal?
Gallery: Close-up photos of reptile eyes.
Like father, ...