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Morning Cup of Links: Hello, Mars!

Miss Cellania

The Polygamists.

The Late Movies: Springsteen on the Ukulele

Erica Palan

Last week, I stumbled upon Uke Springsteen's MySpace. Uke, who by day is Pat Healy, is a one-man cover band, using his ukulele to strum out renditions of popular Bruce Springsteen songs.

The Quick 10: Quoth mental_floss "Nevermore."

Stacy Conradt

Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" is 165 years old this week.

The 5pm Quiz: Schoolhouse Rock

Tim Harrod

Yeah, yeah, we all remember the Verb superhero and Interplanet Janet.

Designer Saul Bass: "I don't give a damn whether the client understands that [beauty] is worth anything."

Chris Higgins

"I want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares," says Saul Bass, creator of many beautiful movie posters, logos, and other designs -- see above for a few iconic examples.

motionbox.com presents: HDYK? - {day 1}

David K. Israel

It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt! Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are happy to bring you the next How Did You Know? sponsored by the extraordinary video sharing site motionbox.com.

Richard Garriott and his Nerdy Dream House

Ransom Riggs

Old-school computer gamers will likely have heard of Richard Garriott, AKA "Lord British," the designer of the classic and long-running Ultima series of single- and multi-player fantasy role

The Kingdom of Boomeria

Miss Cellania

The Kingdom of Boomeria is a magical place of just one hectare hidden in the forest in Bonny Doon, California.

Sarcasm Mark May Prevent Miscommunications

Jill Harness

I don't know about you, but I never am misunderstood when I communicate over the internet.

Morning Cup of Links: Prison Business

Miss Cellania

"...just about any classic story can be made into a Disney property when you spiff it up with a little song and dance." Really? Can Hester Prynne, Ophelia, and Jocasta be Disney Princesses?

The Late Movies: Pants on the Ground!

Ransom Riggs

Those of you who don't watch American Idol may not have been privy to this little nugget of pop-cultural weirdness, and I feel compelled to share it.

The Quick 10: 10 People Pronounced Dead a Bit Prematurely

Stacy Conradt

Pope Benedict XV died on January 22, 1922, which isn't all that notable by itself "“ after all, he was 67 and had been suffering from a pretty bad case of pneumonia all month.

Adventure Science: Kon-Tiki, 1950

Chris Higgins

Six Norwegians, a Swede, and a parrot hop onto a raft...and sail roughly 4,300 miles in 101 days. Not much of a punchline, is it? But it happened, and indeed, the resulting story is riveting.

8 Stories of Vicious Man-Eaters

Rob Lammle

With all we've accomplished, it's easy to forget that people aren't always the dominant species.

Is the Adverb Dying?

Ransom Riggs

For more than a century, a war has been waged against adverbs by advocates of good writing, by the likes of such literary luminaries as Mark Twain, who said -- I am dead to adverbs; they cannot ex

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