Couple Legally Changes Their Name to Seamonster

When I was a kid, I wanted my name to be Anastasia Shortcake because I really liked the name "Anastasia" and I had a mad obsession with Strawberry Shortcake and also I was a complete idiot. I begged my mother to let me change my name, but after she finished drinking her afternoon peach schnapps and stopped laughing… » 8/04/14 12:30pm 8/04/14 12:30pm

Monstrous Dead Jellyfish Stings 150 People!

The carcass of an immense jellyfish stung 150 people yesterday on a New Hampshire beach, sending five children to the hospital. The destructive Cnidaria, said a fire lieutenant, was the size of "a cover of a trash can." » 7/22/10 3:39pm 7/22/10 3:39pm

Jane Austen Book Club

In case your book group needs guidance in analyzing Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, the author has helpfully provided discussion questions. Sample: "Have you ever been romantically involved with someone who turned out to be a sea witch?" [NYT] » 9/03/09 11:20am 9/03/09 11:20am