This blog shares one interesting thing, every day. Recent topics have included Samoan independence, fake professors, and Renaissance fart jokes. Also on Facebook and Twitter.
Website and podcast where the hosts confess their ignorance in a range of topics and ask intelligent people to explain things to them. [more inside]
If you were one of those kids who used to enjoy browsing the encyclopedia for random stuff, this may be of interest. Punch the big blue WAK!, and WikiWak will pop six pages from Wikipedia in separate windows (you gotta allow popups from WikiWak). Unlike Wikipedia's "Random Page" link, WikiWak pulls articles from Wikipedia's "Featured" and "Good" categories. So your liklihood of coming across something interesting to read is quite a bit higher. Why six pages? Well, that appears to be enough for a single sit upon the porcelain pedestal. [more inside]
The Farnam Street Blog posts the best articles from around the internet on psychology, behavioral economics, human misjudgment, persuasion, and other subjects of intellectual interest. @farnamstreet [more inside]