Tuesday, April 14

The Debunker: Can One Slide Down the Banister?

by Ken Jennings

April is the traditional month for spring cleaning: opening doors wide for the first time in months, polishing things till they gleam, possibly beating on rugs with some kind of stick or club? In honor of this season of good housekeeping, we've asked Jeopardy! mastermind Ken Jennings to help us out with a little mental spring cleaning. He'll be dusting away some persistent around-the-house myths and spraying the sweet-smelling Lysol of Truth over all your remaining brain clutter.

The Debunker: Can One Slide Down the Banister?

Banisters! Or, less commonly, bannisters! The most exciting part of any staircase! The elderly cling to them. The young and sprightly slide down them. Mary Poppins slides up them. Banisters!

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Monday, April 13

Music Monday: Songs About Rain

by Scott Lydon


Happy Music Monday! Into every life, a little rain must fall. So you're gonna need some music.

Scott Walker - It's Raining Today

 

Scott Walker's voice is almost like a rainstorm all by itself. You can't really curse it or hide from it. All you can do is sit down and enjoy it as it washes over you. And then, when it's done, you kinda miss it.

More rain songs coming up after the jump. Leap over that puddle and come inside.

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Tuesday, April 07

The Debunker: Is Most Household Dust Really Human Skin?

by Ken Jennings

April is the traditional month for spring cleaning: opening doors wide for the first time in months, polishing things till they gleam, possibly beating on rugs with some kind of stick or club? In honor of this season of good housekeeping, we've asked Jeopardy! mastermind Ken Jennings to help us out with a little mental spring cleaning. He'll be dusting away some persistent around-the-house myths and spraying the sweet-smelling Lysol of Truth over all your remaining brain clutter.

The Debunker: Is Most Household Dust Really Human Skin?

Do you feel "comfortable inside your skin," as the saying goes? Well, just wait a few hours. You may feel like your skin is a permanent part of you, but in fact, the body is constantly replacing its billions of skin cells as they wear out. Every hour, you lose over half a million dead skin cells. In fact, eight hundred of the little guys just flaked off while were reading this sentence.

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Monday, April 06

Music Monday: Songs About Horses

by Scott Lydon


Happy Music Monday! There are few things as lovely as a happy horse enjoying the pasture. Today Scott's paying tribute to the horses of America... nay, the horses of the WORLD!

America - A Horse With No Name

 

This rhythmic guitar gives the feeling of a slow methodical horse ride, doesn't it? The lyrics are kinda hippy, but one can really get into the groove of the music.

Giddy up! More after the jump.

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Tuesday, March 31

March Sandwichness - The Winner!

by Kathleen Richards

 

Sandwichness
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CHEESEBURGER IS THE WINNER!!!!!!!
 
It was a battle of meat, cheese, and bread. A battle not for the faint of heart or of stomach. A battle in which there was only one winner: Cheeseburger.

 

I wish I could say it was a tough fight or even a close race, but the truth is that Cheesesteak never stood a chance against the classic Cheeseburger. In the end, Cheeseburger took 59% of the votes while Cheesesteak held onto 41% of the votes. It wasn't a total runaway, but it wasn't a close call by any means.

In honor of our winner, we held our own crowning ceremony. Watch and discuss below. Thanks for participating everyone!

 

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