NPR Sunday Puzzle (Apr 15, 2018)

Q: The letters of SWITZERLAND can be rearranged to spell LIZARD and NEWTS — LIZARD being the singular name of an animal, and NEWTS a plural. Name another country with this same property. That is, […]


HAL’s A Hoser

Stanley Kubrick had a lot of trouble getting the right voice for HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey. He initially used the Oscar-winning actor Martin Balsam, but his Bronx accent wound up making HAL sound […]


Bald Eagle On James Paxton

British Columbia native and Seattle Mariners pitcher James Paxton was standing irritably at attention scratching his balls for the national anthem when an even grumpier bald eagle decided it would rather poop on his shoulder […]