When the humorist Dave Barry gathered his strength for a Target run this week, the toilet paper aisle felt like a scene from “The Walking Dead”—except the zombies were live humans panic-buying Charmin.   Literally no one told people to hoard toilet paper. Yet it appears…

Uninspired by the idea of singing Happy Birthday ad nauseam while you wash your hands for at least seconds? Try handwashing to the hits! William Gibson's Wash Your Lyrics tool will convert any song to hand-washing posters. Think Stayin’ Alive. Down with Disease. Don’t…

The jury is still out—does Jill Biden love her husband Joe, or really love cheese?  

It turns out we aren’t just jealous. Fancy car drivers really are jerks.   Finally, researchers have quantified what drivers have said since before Henry Ford: The more expensive the car, the more unsavory the driver.   The smug Ferrari-driver who cut you off? As you…

It's a perennial question for the fast food industry: How to convince customers that they’re eating actual food?   “Show them the mold!” says Burger King.   After decades of looking perfect for the cameras, the iconic Whopper is showing fans “the real me,” in a new ad…

As @thekrista says, “Public Health Valentine’s … We ruin everything!” But you know what really kills the mood? Infectious diseases, foodborne illness, and heart disease! Public health is actually quite the cupid, thanks very much. What could be more loving than these wise…

Paris may have the Louvre, Beijing the Forbidden City, and Delhi the Red Fort, but Baltimore has an 825-pound ball of string.   And it can be yours!   The spherical 337.5 miles of string is for sale. After the famed Haussner’s restaurant closed in 1999, Bob Gerber bought it…

Topping the list of people eager for an official name for nCoV2019: The makers of Corona beer. BoingBoing has revealed a recent spike in Google searches for “corona beer virus.” Evidently some people believe the Mexican brew is somehow connected to the virus.

Sorry, cat lovers: More evidence has surfaced that your cat would, indeed, nibble away on you if you died, thanks to a forensic research facility that caught feral cats red-pawed. The cats did show a twisted sense of loyalty—repeatedly returning to the same person,…

Employer worries about workplace efficiency is going down the toilet—literally, The Atlantic reports.   The solution to lengthy bathroom breaks? The StandardToilet. It offers a slanted perch that tires the legs to shorten stall spells.