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David Byrne on How Architecture and Music Interact

Chris Higgins

Here's a bit of nerdy awesomeness for your Friday afternoon: David Byrne (of Talking Heads) gives a TED Talk about how different rooms (performance venues) affect music.

Borneo's Wildest New Wildlife

Jill Harness

Borneo is the world's third-largest island and its biodiversity is so amazing that Adam Tomasek, the environmentalist leader of WWF's team for Heart of Borneo region, estimates that "o

Your Company's Strangest Rules and Regulations

Jason English

Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want. Very casual.

Making Pasta in Kabul

Ransom Riggs

You may remember friend-of-the-site Afghanistan Sam, an American expat living in Kabul whose guest-blog from a few years back about how to buy, butcher, and spit-roast a sheep for one's girlfrien

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Police Chase Elephant Through Zurich Swiss police are not accustomed to a chase scene like this. An elephant named Sabu led them on a chase through the financial district of Zurich last weekend.

Brain Game: Ridin' the Sauce

Even though today's Word Ladder entries have two letters in common, the link wasn't an easy one to make (for me, anyway).

Morning Cup of Links: Origami Hang Glider

Miss Cellania

If real-life high school students did what the kids on the TV show Glee do, they could be liable for millions of dollars in fines. But the show will not address the issue at all.

Moving Billboards: A Brief History of NASCAR Advertising"¨

Scott Allen

When Bill France Sr. founded NASCAR in 1948, the sport's handful of sponsors were almost exclusively local businesses. Today, organizations and companies from Aaron's Inc.

The Late Movies: The World Cup!

Mark Arminio

The World Cup kicks off tomorrow, with the host country South Africa taking on Mexico.

Merv Griffin's $80 Million Lullaby & More Tales of Music Royalties

Ethan Trex

Even if they're not the ones on stage belting out their tunes, songwriters can make quite bit of cash from publishing royalties.

The 50 Most-Looked-Up Words from NYTimes.com

Chris Higgins

The New York Times has an online feature that allows users to get dictionary definitions of words within feature articles.

8 Amazingly Abled Athletes and Artists

Miss Cellania

A few people who are missing a limb, or one of the senses, or have some other physical anomaly are notable for achievements in the very area in which they were supposedly restricted.

Where Are They Now? - Motorized Roller Skates

David K. Israel

Year: 1956 Device: Motorized Roller Skates Purpose: Transportation in rural areas/delivery services in cities Manufactured by the Motorized Roller Skate Company located in Detroit, these self-pro

The Ultimate Natural Fabric

Jill Harness

Wearing flowers in your hair is so passe. These days, it's all about wearing only flowers and leaves.

Brain Game: The Worthing Theatre

Here are anagrams of five proper names, which can be unscrambled to form five other proper names, all related in an obvious way.

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