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Lectures for a New Year: Philip Glass Performs "Mad Rush"

Chris Higgins

In 1979, Philip Glass wrote a solo piano piece called "Mad Rush" (a piece of "indefinite length") in honor of the 14th Dalai Lama's visit to North America.

Our New Printer!

Jason English

After several ballots, we have a winner in last week's Name Our New Printer contest.

Do Little Half and Half Creamers Ever Go Bad?

David K. Israel

So I'm up in Seattle this week, staying at a hotel some blocks from the original Starbucks (which, it turns out, isn't REALLY the original, but rather the second location, which was situated

Brain Game: La Capitale

Some knowledge of the 50 state capitals will go a long way toward solving the Tuesday Test Time challenge for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game. Good luck! What U.S.

Morning Cup of Links: Halftime Kittens

Miss Cellania

Who parks a car better, men or women? A new study suggests what you've known all along. * The annual Animal Planet Puppy Bowl on Superbowl Sunday will feature a kitten halftime show.

11 New Uses for Old Churches

Colin Patrick

With so many churches around the world, it stands to reason that some will end up unused from time to time. But there's no reason to call in the demo crew.

News: Another Lost Jim Henson Robot Film Found!

Chris Higgins

Last week I came across a long-lost film by Jim Henson from 1963. Here's a companion piece featuring Jerry Juhl, Henson's longtime collaborator.

From Text Neck to Hogwarts Headache: 6 Injuries for the Modern Era

Kathy Benjamin

Our shiny new gadgets (and one teen wizard) are proving once again that human beings are really easily breakable. 1. Text

Girl Can Say Any Word Backwards

David K. Israel

This is both adorable and a tad freaky. I hope Hollywood doesn't come knocking and turn her into some freak on display.

Lectures for a New Year: Mary Roach is an Awesome Space Nerd

Chris Higgins

Mary Roach is thoroughly awesome: she's funny, whip-smart, and well-read. In other words, she's one of us.

Brain Game: Math Square #107

Here's a new Monday Math Square for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game. Enjoy! The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9.

Morning Cup of Links: Fire Flower Power

Miss Cellania

She called 911 for help, but the cop who responded raped her.

The Late Movies: Saying Goodbye to Mr. Hooper

Joe Hennes

Despite being a puppet show for kids, Sesame Street has always done its best to push boundaries in the pursuit of children's education.

At the Libraries: Library Movie Scene Supercut

Miss Kathleen

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

Weekend Links: What's Your Blues Name?

Allison Keene

From our own Stacy Conradt, the sad but fascinating tale of a young boy killed in 1909 while trying to avoid birthday kisses. * This "find your Blues name" chart was passed around Facebook

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