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5 Memorable Moments from Past Opening Ceremonies

Ethan Trex

As the Olympic Games get set to kick off in London with the opening ceremony on Friday, we know that the next couple of weeks will feature some fantastic athletic stories to inspire us, amaze us, and

The Lost Scripts, Part I: Indiana Jones and the Monkey King

Rob Lammle

In 1977, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg agreed to make a film called Raiders of the Lost Ark, a tribute to the Saturday matinee adventure serials of the 1930s and 40s.

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 64

Mark Arminio

Welcome back once again to the game that's sweeping the nation: GUESS THE THEME. All the clips below have something in common. Leave your best guesses in the comments. Romeo + Juliet

The 21 Countries With One Olympic Medal

Jason Plautz

Earlier today, we quizzed you on the countries that have won more than 100 Olympic medals. Now it's time for the other side of the equation. Twenty-one countries have won just one medal.

The Missing Links: I'll Trade You My Ichiro Card For Your Balloon Boy

Colin Patrick

A Happy Little Remix Recently, Lucas Reilly wrote an awesome article explaining what became of all of the wonderful mountains and rivers and pine trees Bob Ross painted over the years.

Olympic Art Competitions: 1936-1948

Scott Allen

We're taking a look back at the fine art competitions that originated in ancient Greece and were revived as part of the modern Olympics from 1912 to

At the Libraries: In Empty Jails, Churches, Shipping Containers and More

Miss Kathleen

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.

Ten 2012 Olympians to Keep Your Eyes On

Miss Cellania

Thousands of athletes from all over the world are in London for the 2012 Olympics. Many of them are already stars, having trained their entire lives for this chance at gold.

Chinese Product Placement in The Big Bang Theory

Latitude News

by Yiping Yang/Latitude

Wanted: Suggestions for a Federal Holiday in August

Julia Davis

Much to the dismay of Hallmark and the U.S. Postal Service, there are no federal holidays in August. Because we’re always looking for an excuse to throw a good party, let's make one up!

Building Babbage's Computer from the 1830s

Chris Higgins

Charles Babbage designed a fully functional mechanical computer called the Analytical Engine in 1837.

How an 18th-Century Mutiny May Help Explain Migraine Headaches

Matt Soniak

Jupiterimages On April 28, 1789, Fletcher Christian and 18 other sailors aboard the HMS Bounty wrested control of the ship from their commanding officer, Lieutenant William Bligh.

Brain Game: A-5

Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge takes you on a trip to our continental cohort, South America.

Morning Cup of Links: Manic Pixie Dream Girls

Miss Cellania

The 25 Top Summer Olympics Countries.

12 Sports Cut From The Olympics

Ethan Trex

The IOC surprised people this week by cutting wrestling from the official Olympic program. They've slashed a number of sports over the years. Should they bring back any of these?