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Strange Gravestones: Death by Eraser

Ransom Riggs

I guess I've got gravestones on the brain this week (check out my Death at the Border blog from a few days ago), but I ran across this on a friend's flickr stream and couldn't resist po

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Purple Snow in Russia On Tuesday, residents of the Stavropol Region in Southern Russia found their landscape covered with purple-tinged snow!

Brain Game: Dragnet

It's Friday. I work here.

Morning Cup of Links: Teddy Bear Traffic

Miss Cellania

A tragedy is caught on video and public curiosity inevitably follows.

The Late Movies: Rube Goldberg Rocks

Mark Arminio

A Rube Goldberg machine performs a simple task in a complex fashion and there have been some amazing ones (we wrote about the life of Rube Goldberg last year).

The Quick 10: 10 Odd Celebrity Lawsuits

Stacy Conradt

Have you heard about this ridiculous Lindsay Lohan lawsuit? In case you haven't, it's below at number one. It's a bit silly, at least in my non-lawyerly opinion.

11 (Extra) Special Collections in University Libraries

Ethan Trex

Usually when we head to the library, we're looking for something relatively mundane, like a common book or a periodical.

TED Talk: How I Fell in Love with a Fish

Chris Higgins

"I've known a lot of fish in my life.

One Man's Quest to Colonize the Sea

Ransom Riggs

Another fascinating short documentary from motherboard.tv, The Aquatic Life of Dennis Chamberland takes us to a place I've blogged about here before, Jules' Undersea Lodge, a "hotel&quo

7 Retail Weddings

Miss Cellania

The most traditional places to get married are a religious facility, the government office that issues marriage licenses, a resort, or a home. I've been married in each.

The Problem with Internet Dating

David K. Israel

If you recall my post on Incredibly Specific Dating Sites (Darwin Dating is still the scariest!), I like to write about the subject.

Brain Game: It's Your Turn

Enjoy the Thursday Brain Game: Decipher the following five anagrams correctly, and you'll see that they all have something in common.

Want to Overthrow the Government? $5 Please

Jill Harness

Anyone who lives in South Carolina and considers themselves to be a subversive or terrorist is now legally required to register with the South Carolina Secretary of State for a $5 fee.

Morning Cup of Links: Misfortune Cookies

Miss Cellania

The Full Story Of How Facebook Was Founded. Someone stealing your idea can hurt but also pay off handsomely years down the road.

The Late Movies: Animals Drinking in Slow Motion

Chris Higgins

Call me weird, but I love a good slow motion video of an animal drinking. No, not booze -- just good old-fashioned water. There's something mesmerizing about watching this stuff.

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