Colleen Fredrickson

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Search of the Internet Reveals No Evidence of Time Travelers

Sorry, time travel enthusiasts: A recent study conducted by researchers at Michigan Technological University’s Department of Physics searched the …

Pope Francis

Why Philips Flattened The Light Bulb

Introducing the SlimStyle, a pancake-shaped light bulb that represents the LED industry’s latest attempt to court skeptical consumers.<p>Yesterday, a federal ban on production of 40- and 60-watt incandescent bulbs went into effect, forcing consumers to switch to more efficient (if less aesthetically …

Can Opera Singers Shatter Glass?

What makes sunsets so eye-catching? Air molecules! When the sun shines during the day, air molecules reflect waves of blue and violet light. Our eyes …

10 Hotel Secrets from Behind the Front Desk

<b>By Jacob Tomsky</b><p>Jacob has worked on the front lines of hotels for more than a decade, starting as a lowly valet in New Orleans and ultimately landing …

Loch Ness

Tech and Science

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Britain to start issuing plastic money in 2016

LONDON -- Paper or plastic? No, not what kind of bag do you want your purchases in; it's what kind of money you'll use to pay for them, at least in Britain.<p>The Bank of England announced Wednesday that, beginning in 2016, it will start issuing polymer banknotes -- in other words, plastic money -- in …

Salmonella outbreak linked to chicken prompts call for action

Pew report calls for better food safety procedures to reduce salmonella illnesses related to chickens.<p>A national outbreak of antibiotic-resistant salmonella that's been ongoing since October has sickened more than 416 people in 23 states as of Wednesday and is hospitalizing them at double the rate …

Man Sets Self on Fire at Vatican

The Bedroom Quirks of 10 Great Authors

You know that Shakespeare, James Joyce and Lord Byron were geniuses when it came to their ways with words, but as anyone who knows a writer can tell …

11 Weird Artistic Tributes to Mr. Spock

Live long and prosper, and check out these delightfully weird tributes to Leonard Nimoy's best known character, Mister Spock.<p>1. Elvis Has Left the …

The Worst Movies Of 2013

The A.V. Club's 15 worst films of 2013. Would you admit it if you saw these films, and let us know what you thought?<br>*<br>The 23 Worst Photoshop Fails Of …

Why Do So Many Diners Look Like Train Cars?

It depends.<p>First, a little history. The concept of citizen’s arrest is usually traced back to medieval Britain, where local sheriffs often relied on …

American Cities

Why is Friday the 13th Considered Unlucky?

Today, people around the globe will feel uneasy about getting out of bed, leaving their homes, or going about their normal daily routines, all …

2013's Misheard Song Lyrics

That Mustard Is A Great Pal<p>Just one of the things you’ll learn as you check out the misheard lyrics of 2013. Sometimes you’re hearing NSFW things …

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6 Embarrassing Things We All Do—and Why

Admit it: You've done at least one of these things before. Turns out, there's a scientific explanation for why.<p>1. Getting Caught Talking to …

Short Doc on the World's Largest Independent Video Store - SCARECROW VIDEO

More Photos from Brad Pitt's WWII Thriller FURY with Cast and Tanks

Watch Paul Rudd Prank Conan Over the Course of 15 Years

Trailer for Simon Pegg's A FANTASTIC FEAR OF EVERYTHING

12 Obvious Things Confirmed By Science

Brace yourself. These are shocking developments, people.<p>1. Yes, your cat is ignoring you<p>Your tabby recognizes the sound of your voice, but it’s …

5 Beloved Traditions Invented to Make You Buy Stuff

<b>By Rebecca Zerzan</b><p><i>Here's how some beloved traditions came about, including diamond engagement rings and the ubiquitous green-bean casserole.</i><p>1. Rudolph …

U.S. History 101: The Drinkable Version

During a pre-opening party last week at San Francisco's forthcoming Third Rail Bar, I was served a butt-kicking cocktail whose main ingredient was applejack.<p>Then I sipped a jalapeño-spiked drink under Art Deco lamps at the Clift Hotel's Redwood Room, all of whose glorious cherry-molasses walls were …

The Surprising Truth About How Much Americans Drink On Thanksgiving

Some may enjoy washing down turkey and family conflict with wine or fall cocktails, but most Americans don't drink at all on Thanksgiving, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. Education was the biggest predictor of Thanksgiving drinking, with post-graduate respondents most likely to imbibe. …

8 Warm Cocktails for the Holiday Season

Thanksgiving Leftovers Flowchart

It's the day after Thanksgiving, and enough time has passed that you're beginning to develop an appetite again. Should you make the obligatory turkey-and-stuffing sandwich? Whip up some cranberry French toast? Binge on pie? Order Chinese? To help with these important decisions, F&W offers a handy …

21 Basic Cooking Skills You Still Don't Have

Thank god for takeout.

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Judge Orders California Sriracha Factory to Halt Odor-Making Operations

It might be a good idea to stockpile Sriracha, because a judge in California has ordered the <b>Huy Fong Foods Sriracha</b> hot sauce plant in Irwindale, CA to cease any operations that cause irritating odors following a lawsuit filed by the city. The <i>LA Times</i> reports that the judge ruled in favor of the …

3 Rules for Baking with Nuts

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52 -- with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: Your nutty holiday baked goods will taste better if you follow Alice's three simple rules.</i><p>Along with chocolate, nuts are among the superstar ingredients of holiday …