Brain Game: Black Gold

Today's Brain Game Tuesday Test Time challenge asks about a hot-spot area of the world that's politically charged thanks to its history, its religion, and its oil-rich lands.

Morning Cup of Links: The Cat Helicopter

Miss Cellania

A Dutch artist made a quadricopter out of the body of his deceased cat. That itself is both disturbing and hilarious, and now there's a song about the whole thing. * The Screwed Generation.

How Photos of Tank Man Were Smuggled Out of China

Stacy Conradt

We've discussed the story of the Unknown Rebel (what little we know of it, anyway), but we may have never known of his heroic deed if the photographers who managed to document it hadn’t been fast

The 12 Times NHL Goalies Scored Goals Themselves

Scott Allen

ADAM HUNGER/Reuters/Landov New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur, who has helped lead his team to the Stanley Cup Finals, is part of an exclusive club.

The Missing Links: Rules for Running With the Bulls

Colin Patrick

The Running Bulls Rules The first rule of running with bulls is probably, ummmm, don’t. Second rule is that if you’re going to do it anyway, be really prepared.

World War I Centennial: Protests and Pistols in Hungary's Parliament

Erik Sass

Installment #19: With Russia, France, Germany, and Britain locked in an arms race and trouble brewing along its southern border in the Balkans, Austria-Hungary was soon swept up in the European armame

27 Bits of Wisdom from 2012 Commencement Addresses

Lucas Reilly

At Goucher College last month, Ira Glass said that commencement speakers "give stock advice, which is then promptly ignored.” He may be right.

Glenn Gould Playing the Goldberg Variations (Video)

Chris Higgins

I've grown up hearing Glenn Gould's two performances of Bach's Goldberg Variations.

Brain Game: Math Square #124

~Monday morning, you sure look fine.~ Here's a new Monday Math Square Brain Game challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Fishing, Interrupted

Miss Cellania

A new therapy involving electrical stimulation is allowing rats to walk again after spinal-cord injuries.

What Is the Mystery Flavor of Dum Dums?

Sandy and Kara

Some Dum Dums have wrappers with question marks where the flavor is normally printed. This was a marketing idea that made the production process run more smoothly and made eating Dum Dums more fun.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing all week, here's what you

Weekend Links: The Tutu Project

Allison Keene

Hamburg garbagemen-turned-amateur-photographers converted trash bins into massive pinhole cameras in an effort to capture the city they love and keep clean every day.  * A very long but really great

How Smokey Bear Helped Win World War II

Ethan Trex

Only you can prevent forest fires, but only Smokey could help us topple the Axis

On This Date in 1886, Grover Cleveland Married 21-Year-Old Frances Folsom in the White House

David Holzel

© CORBIS The only president to serve two non-consecutive terms was also the only president married in a White House ceremony.