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Morning Cup of Links: Pumpkin Shortage

Miss Cellania

Teachers often tell the story of how assassin Gavrilo Princip would not have been in shooting range of Franz Ferdinand that fateful day in 1914 if he hadn't stopped to buy a sandwich about the ti

The Late Movies: Doodling in Math Class

Chris Higgins

So let's say you're Vi Hart and you're doodling in math class, and you decide to dig into the math behind your doodles.

GeekJack on the Crayola Studio

David K. Israel

Like most kids, my son Jack loves drawing with Crayons. He also has an especial affinity for all things iPad/iPhone. So when we got wind of Crayola’s iPad app, we knew we’d have to give it a whirl.

Dietribes: Ice Ice Baby

Allison Keene

• "But ice is not a food!" you say? The U.S. and Canadian food codes beg to differ!

History's Worst Predictions

Jason English

Our friends at The Week recently added a pretty addictive feature to their site. The Bad Opinion Generator features some of history's worst predictions.

Welcome to Bubbleland: Life on a Strange Little Chunk of Kentucky

Matt Soniak

For most of its journey from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico, the Mississippi River takes a pretty direct path. Sure, it zigs east here and zags west there, but nothing too crazy.

Our Natural Sleep Cycle

Chris Higgins

Here's a five-minute TED Talk in which Jessa Gamble talks briefly about how animals (including us) have natural sleep cycles.

Brain Game: Bread

Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge is not an easy one. This word ladder took me eight steps to solve...

Morning Cup of Links: Face Swapping

Miss Cellania

The Dark Side of the Placebo Effect: When Intense Belief Kills. (via Metafilter) * The Pathology of the Unlucky Coke Mule.

The X-Files X-Posed

Rob Lammle

Television is a powerful medium. For example, a single word – "Flukeman" – can send a chill down the collective spines of an entire generation.

Yes, Virginia, There is a Punky Brewster

Stacy Conradt

Imagine getting a phone call out of the blue, informing you that someone you barely recalled had named a television character after you and wanted to give you royalties. Nice, right?

The Late Movies: Songs About Girls Named Jenny

Erica Palan

Based on a reader suggestion—after Songs About Guys Named Johnny and the readers' choice version—we've got a quick round-up of songs about girls named Jenny. Did we leave off your favorite?

A Multiple Emmy Winner Pitching Toasted Subs

Colin Patrick

Jim Parsons, who plays the uber-awkward brainiac Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory, won his second Emmy Sunday night.

Strange Geographies: Beautiful, Alien Iceland

Ransom Riggs

Iceland is a landscape that's still being born.

8 Strange Sea Creatures

Miss Cellania

With new species being discovered all the time, there seems to be no end to the strange wonders of the seas. 1. Leafy Sea

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