October 25, 2012 Oh, the horror! Frightful apps like iMut8r — which transforms the people in digital portraits into zombies, vampires, witches or demons — can liven up the Halloween season. Other apps let you stream classic horror films or prank your friends with scary sounds when they least expect it.
October 22, 2012 When Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich used the word "slacks" in a recent column, a reader commented: "Slacks? How old are you?" It got Schmich thinking about the words we choose and how much those choices can reveal about our age. Tell us: What are the words you use that date you?
October 21, 2012 You will be given two words. Change one letter in each of them to make two new words that name things that are in the same category. (Hint: In each pair, the letter that you change to — that is, the new letter — is the same in each pair.)
October 15, 2012 All Things Considered and author/blogger Lenore Skenazy conclude their weekly on-air puzzle that tests your cleverness skills. The "Another Thing" contest takes a trend in the news and challenges you to help us satirize it with a song title, a movie name or something else wacky.
October 15, 2012 For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the Candwich, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in a can. The makers say it has an extended shelf life over conventional sandwiches, staying fresh for years. This is good, because it may take decades to get up the nerve to eat it.
October 14, 2012 Every answer is a two-word phrase in which the letter "O" is added at the end of the first word to make the second word. For example, given the clue "pack animal owned by Thomas Jefferson's first vice president," the answer would be "Burr burro."
October 11, 2012 If you're looking for something else to do while watching or listening to tonight's 90-minute vice presidential debate, there's always debate bingo.
October 8, 2012 All Things Considered and author/blogger Lenore Skenazy offer a weekly on-air contest to test your cleverness skills. The "Another Thing" contest takes a trend in the news and challenges you to help us satirize it with a song title, a movie name or something else wacky.
October 7, 2012 The president laughed and stuck the pea in his nose again. The first time he had done it, he had gotten such a big laugh that he simply had to do it again. After all, it was Christmas Eve! No war, no unemployment. Just a little dinnertime fun for the leader of the free world and his family.