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SNL Quiz redux

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The Quick 10: How 9 Words Were Coined (and how one wasn't)

Stacy Conradt

Do you ever wonder why we say the things we say?

How to Make A Motion Capture Movie For Cheap!

Ransom Riggs

I'm sure you've heard about Avatar, the technical marvel that reinvented the digital wheel and recently took the movie world by storm. It's a motion capture movie.

10 Pop Culture Elephants (Plus 4 Reasonable Facsimiles)

Miss Cellania

You'd have to look far and wide to find a child who doesn't like elephants!

5 Large Structures That Have Been Moved Short Distances

David K. Israel

I was driving around my neighborhood recently and discovered this creepy looking house that the city is getting ready to move across town.

Brain Game: What Time Is It?

Today's Brain Game asks one question: The following code represents what time of day? 389  21  198 Here is the SOLUTION. THE SOLUTION: 12:50. The code uses the first letter of

Morning Cup of Links: Pizza and a Movie

Miss Cellania

American Pie. That's pizza, the world's best food, perfected in the United States. * The Top Seven Classic Movie Moments You Didn't Know Were Improv.

The Late Movies: Jay Leno Impressions

Chris Higgins

In case you've been living under a rock for the past week, the late-night world is up in arms about NBC's decision to reshuffle its late-night lineup -- affecting Jay Leno, Conan O'Brie

Ren & Stimpy Creator Sends Awesome Letter to Kid

Chris Higgins

Today, another awesome Letter of Note, this time from comic artist John Kricfalusi, best known for his work on Ren & Stimpy.

Dietribes: Hummus Among Us

Allison Keene

"¢Â While love may be the international language, the international love is the chickpea, or the Bengal gram (India), Chickpea (English), Garbanzo (Latin America), Hommes, Hamaz (Arab world), No

Vonnegut's Letter to His Family About His Imprisonment in Slaughterhouse Five

Chris Higgins

Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s most famous novel is Slaughterhouse-Five. You may have read it -- it's taught in many high school English classes in the U.S., though in others it has been banned.

Amazing Facts, 140 Characters at a Time

Jason English

Just the obligatory "we're on Twitter!" reminder.

Brain Game: Animal Stains

An anagram is a word or phrase that, when its letters are unscrambled, forms a completely different word or phrase.

To Paywall or not to Paywall?

David K. Israel

Editor's Note: In response to the somewhat frantic emails I've been receiving today, let me reiterate (pre-iterate?) what it says in large text below: this is not something we're consid

Morning Cup of Links: Martian Forest

Miss Cellania

Author Jack London's real life was every bit as interesting as the characters in his books.

The Late Movies: Letterman's Monologue

Jason English

I'm heading out to Cleveland tomorrow morning for a visit to our Midwest headquarters (and new retail store), and I still need to pack.

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