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If You Could Keep One Thing

Ransom Riggs

If you could only keep one thing, what would it be? In a touching photo essay titled "What I Keep," photographer Susan Mullally asks homeless people in Waco, Texas that very question.

10 Arguments Against Paying Taxes (That Won't Work)

Greg Sabin

No one can accuse the IRS of not being thorough. On their website, they've addressed some of the more common arguments that folks have made to avoid paying taxes.

Brain Game: Hawaiian Punch

Welcome to the Wednesday Brain Game: What is the final letter in this sequence, and why? EO, OE, O, EE, OU, IE, I, EE, EI, IE, ?

Morning Cup of Links: Otter Genius

Miss Cellania

Scans of New Hominid's Skull Find Possible Chunk of Brain—and Bugs.

The Late Movies: 10 Weird Duets

Erica Palan

Natalie Cole and her dead father. Bing Crosby and David Bowie. Eminem and Elton John.

Tuesday Turnip

David K. Israel

In case you're not familiar with the Turnip, it's a whimsical Google search, wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting pages "turn-up." As always with thi

How "The Wrestler's" 8-bit Nintendo Game Was Made

Chris Higgins

I finally saw The Wrestler this weekend, and it was great. One little detail jumped out at me, though -- in one scene, the eponymous wrestler plays a Nintendo game with a neighborhood kid.

Recent Inventions in Our Battle With Snow

Arin Greenwood

As you no doubt heard, we had somewhere between 50 and 50 million inches of snow in Washington, D.C., this winter. All a person could do for much was sit around and look at the U.S.

7 Really Tiny Towns

Ethan Trex

Ever consider getting away from the city to try your hand at small-town life?

Forty Years Ago: Apollo 13

Miss Cellania

The number 13 had a bad reputation long before 1970, but it only got worse on April 13 of that year. Just eight months earlier, Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon.

Meet the World's Horniest Mummies

Ransom Riggs

There's an ancient mystery buried in China's Taklimakan Desert, a forbidding waste north of Tibet. It's mummies. Mummies of white people.

Brain Game: Famous Panda

In today's Brain Game, you'll connect one word or name to another using a "famous pair." The two given words make bookends, and the famous pair (which may contain names or words)

Morning Cup of Links: Hang Drums

Miss Cellania

The 2010 Pulitzer Prizes have been awarded. The winning stories, features, and photographs are linked if they are available online. * The Coen Brothers Meet Quentin Tarantino.

The Late Movies: Drug Lords, Death Squads and the Last Man in ANWR

Ransom Riggs

A few months ago, I posted some mini-documentaries made by the fine people at VBS, the video-makin' arm of Vice Magazine.

The Quick 10: Drop Everything and Read (AKA: Happy Birthday, Beverly Cleary!)

Stacy Conradt

Happy D.E.A.R. Day! That's Drop Everything and Read, in case you don't have fond memories of D.E.A.R. from Beverly Cleary's Ramona Quimby books.

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