Titanic Iceberg
Nearly nine years after centenary observances of the RMS Titanic and its tragic sinking on April 15, 1912, a former iceberg has come forward to defend itself against allegations that it caused the fateful collision.At a press conference in Newfoundland, four hundred miles north of the site of the...

Indigo, controversially, is often omitted from “official” lists of spectral colors since it was allegedly shoehorned into the rainbow by Isaac Newton. He was trying to create a symmetry with the seven notes of Western music’s major scale, which makes indigo F natural, I suppose. 

Today is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK. It also marks the beginning of a Golden Age of conspiracy theories that continues to thrive to this day. My first sense of the reach of conspiracy culture occurred while listening to a Woody Allen standup album back in the...
Did anyone else notice that San Francisco's two favorite birds both got hawked yesterday? SF-based Twitter flew the coop with its soaring IPO while the Maltese Falcon, the titular bird in Dashiell Hammett's novel and John Huston's big screen adaptation, went on the auction block. "The infamous black bird prop from...

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