June 17, 2013 For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try "The T-Rex Burger," a nine-patty monster that, until this week, had been on the menu of a renegade Canadian Wendy's franchise.
June 14, 2013 Did you know Ke$ha's song "Tik Tok" demonstrates a linguistic oddity? And we're not talking about her spelling. "Reduplicated" words contain repeated syllables, but with different vowel sounds. Puzzle guru Art Chung leads contestants in a game full of reduplicated word pairs.
June 14, 2013 TV shows based on popular films are sometimes successful (Buffy The Vampire Slayer), and sometimes not (Spaceballs: The Animated Series). In this game, players must "adapt" movie titles into shorter series versions by removing a letter to form a new, more succinct title.
June 14, 2013 A long time ago, many people's surnames indicated their occupations. If your name was "Mason," you worked with stone, if your name was "Coleman," you worked with coal, and if your name was "Sanders," you ran a medieval chicken empire. Guest musicians Paul & Storm hint contestants to an occupational surname and a celebrity who bears it.
June 14, 2013 The host of WNYC's Radiolab never set out to create a wildly successful public radio show that tackles hard questions about life and the universe. But that's just one of his many happy accidents. Hear as Abumrad reveals how he broke into radio, and plays a game about unintentional scientific discoveries.
June 12, 2013 The last time most video game players were excited about virtual reality was the 1990s. But at the E3 gaming conference this week, game developers have been tinkering with Oculus VR's new hardware. It's not ready for consumers yet, but Oculus Rift holds the promise of reviving the dream of VR.
June 11, 2013 It's that time again, when the video game gods unveil the new beasts that they will soon release into the wild and see who comes out on top. But at its E3 presentation this week, Sony may have taken the early lead with its PS4, a next-generation system with features that seem aimed at those disappointed with Microsoft's Xbox One.
June 10, 2013 For this week's Sandwich Monday, a very quick look at a new sandwich from the West Virginia chain Tudor's Biscuit World.