26 Interesting Facts about Beer

Want to know more about all that delicious craft beer we’re always shilling, much to the chagrin of big breweries everywhere? John Green will fill you in on enough to get you started, all in under eight minutes. [youtube width=”640″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XztPtK7yAUk[/youtube] ___ Photo courtesy of Cambridge Brewing Co.

Tough Mudder, Boredom, and Stoic Philosophy

A Death at Tough Mudder – Outside “The drowning of Avishek Sengupta at an obstacle challenge last April was ruled an accident, but his family and friends believe that the sport’s most prominent company did a terrible job of monitoring safety at a water obstacle called Walk the Plank. Elliott … Read More

Banksy, Bill Watterson, and Scott Adams

Enter The Quiet Zone: Where Cell Service, Wi-Fi Are Banned – NPR “There are no physical signs you’ve entered the National Radio Quiet Zone, a 13,000-square-mile area that covers the eastern half of West Virginia. But the silence gives you a signal. Somewhere around the Virginia-West Virginia state line, the periodic … Read More

Strippers, Base Jumping, and Psychopathic CEOs

Why (Some) Psychopaths Make Great CEOs – Forbes “A really interesting question is whether psychopathy can be a positive thing. Some psychologists would say yes, that there are certain attributes like coolness under pressure, which is sort of a fundamental positive. But Robert Hare would always say no, that in … Read More

50 Common Misconceptions

We’re pretty happy that Mental Floss finally has a YouTube channel, seeing as how we only spend 0.49 hours per weekday on their site. Perhaps John Green was inspired by his viral success a few weeks ago when he made dinner for his Communist 3-year-old. [youtube width=”640″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxIGlMrrhQM[/youtube]

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