The Atlantic, the magazine that thinks well of itself, wants to create a new holiday, the old ones having grown stale. With that in mind: We’re in search of a new holiday. […]
How’d we do? Let me put it this way: the Magic 8 Ball is in no danger of losing its position as top soothsayer. We were game, but overall there was a […]
As has been our tradition these many years, it’s time to register our predictions for the coming year. We look at how well we did last year tomorrow. Rules: Number your predictions, […]
This article, which originally appeared 20 May 2010, was inspired by reading Fredwin On Evolution, as wisely suggested by reader Bob Ludwick. At the bottom of Fred’s piece, there appears a rough […]
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This post originally ran 31 August 2009. Everybody knows that a prime number is one which can only be evenly divided by itself and 1. Thus, for example, 13 is prime because […]
It’s the time of year when people begin asking the very pertinent question: How does Santa Claus do it? How does he get all those presents to all those kids in just […]
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