Invisible Ink

Fulfilling many a childhood fantasy, Invisible Ink is for amateur spies and sleuths or just for those looking for a medium that's a little less permanent. Clear and invisible when applied to paper, the water-based ink turns blue when exposed to heat (like a light bulb) and disappears again when it cools. Packaged in an old-fashioned ink bottle, it also requires old-fashioned implements (a nib, …

Intern at CH

CH's looking for a smart, motivated Editorial Intern who has strong writing, research and organizational skills. We're looking for someone for the spring semester to start in January, but earlier is even better. You'll need to be NYC-based and able to commit to 20 hours weekly. See the full job description after the jump. Editorial duties include researching, fact checking, developing, proofreading and writing stories, …

The Meaning of Tingo

The Meaning of Tingo is Adam Jacot de Boinod's new book surveying words around the world that are seldom found in other languages. The book is packed with little gems, such as the longest known palindrome in any language, the Finnish word saippuakivikauppias, the 27 Albanian words for moustaches and eyebrows, the Hawaiian word for walking away without listening to directions 'akihi among them. Perfect …