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Really Odd Interview Questions

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Can’t You Just Ask About My Strengths and Weaknesses?

If you have a job interview coming up you’d better be prepared to espouse your beliefs about Bigfoot, estimate how many snow shovels were sold in the U.S. last year, and respond to a wide variety of other harebrained topics.

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The Führer’s Throne

How did Hitler’s toilet end up in New Jersey?

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Game On

One of the Nintendo cartridges featured in this post on extremely expensive video games has hit the auction market. Who wants it?

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“They Say Go and Then They All Just Fall Into A Pile”

That is literally what my mom says when you ask her to explain how football works. If you’re like her and just don’t get what’s happening, this video will help. But get going. You only have nine days until the Super Bowl.

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Get Cookin’

In this simple illustrated video, Michael Pollan explains why you should get out of the drive-thru and into the kitchen.

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Read to Your Inner 'Tween

Just because something is billed as Young Adult fiction doesn’t mean an adult can’t and shouldn’t read it. Here are 25 great books you should read no matter how old you are.

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If You Like Taking Our Surveys and Possibly Winning Things...

...this link's for you.

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Today’s Grab Bag Link

Try to find your way through this one.

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How Glow-in-the-Dark Jellyfish Inspired a Scientific Revolution
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How Glow-in-the-Dark Jellyfish Inspired a Scientific Revolution. The story of the discovery of green fluorescent protein.

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Ranking America’s Top 10 Chain Restaurants. When you're on the road for the holidays, you'll know what to expect for dinner.

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How Hoarding Works. It's not just a habit or a hobby, but a serious mental illness.

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Meet the Most Toxic Plant in North America. Whatever you do, do not eat the spotted water hemlock.

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Why Millennials are Facing the Scariest Financial Future of Any Generation Since the Great Depression. Being born in the wrong year has consequences that last a lifetime.

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How Titanic’s Iconic Necklace Almost Sank an Entire Company. The J. Peterman Company was the only officially licensed producer of the Heart of the Ocean.

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Star Wars and the Unfortunate Ubiquity of the Final Climactic Explosion. It's happened several times already; let's see something different.

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13 Weird and Wonderful Gingerbread Houses. You can make anything from imagination and royal icing.

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5 Fun Ways to Call or Track Santa
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5 Fun Ways to Call or Track Santa This Holiday Season. Your children will never forget the experience.

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Dr. No: The First James Bond Movie. Peruse some trivia behind the film that started it all in 1962.

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We Should Teach Basic Lifesaving Skills to Everyone. Even kids can develop the skills to be a hero when they are needed.

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The Rise and Fall and Rise of South Africa’s Ostrich King. Lithuanian entrepreneur Max Rose raised his own birds to decorate European ladies' hats.

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In 1932, Rabbi Dr. Akiva Posner and His Wife Rachel of Kiel, Germany, Placed Their Hanukkah Menorah in a Window Facing the Nazi Party Headquarters Across the Street. The family still uses that menorah.

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The Doomsday Diet. Cold War bunkers were stocked for survival, not gourmet dining.

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38 Wonderful Words With No English Equivalent. If we could pronounce them, we would adopt them.

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