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The Weekend Links: Saturday Edition

Allison Keene

A new way to experience the Solar System, for the musically inclined. Each planet represents a note that plays once crossing a threshold.

In 1994 Kentucky Tweaked Its Logo, Which Some Considered Too Phallic

Ethan Trex

Kentucky's teams have been the Wildcats since 1909, but in 1994 the school's iconic Wildcat logo underwent a bit of a change.

The Late Movies: Peeps in Motion

Miss Cellania

Marshmallow Peeps! They're cute, colorful, delicious, and will appear in your video without contract negotiations.

5 Things You Don't Know About 5 Pro Wrestlers

Ethan Trex

Since WrestleMania is this Sunday, we decided to break with our normal Friday feature to give you five facts you might not have known about some of the biggest wrestlers of the WrestleMania era.

The Quick 10: 10 Honored Animals

Stacy Conradt

It's no secret that I'm a little obsessed with our three dachshunds. They're so dang cute and quirky I just can't help myself.

Talking to Your (15-Year-Old) Self

Jason English

Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want. Very casual.

The Super Bowl of Science

Chris Higgins

Are you a high school senior with an interest in math or science? Then you owe it to yourself to check out the Intel Science Talent Search, an annual competition for young scientists.

Stop Me If You've Heard This Before: A Look at Comedy Plagiarism

Colin Patrick

It's an immutable law of comedy—under no circumstances may a comic use another performer's material.

From a Distance: Visiting the mental_floss Store

Jason English

Joel Mandel of Portland, Oregon, set an unofficial record yesterday—"longest distance traveled to the mental_floss retail store." He flew in to Cleveland, and his first stop was 8

Can I Sell That on eBay?

Matt Soniak

They say you can buy or sell anything on eBay, but if you wade through the site's terms and conditions, the definition of "anything" becomes a bit narrower.

When Paradise Turns Toxic

Ransom Riggs

Earlier this week, I posted a photo essay I did on Bombay Beach, one of the quintessential towns of the post-apocalypse, which sits on the banks of California's toxic Salton Sea.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Robbers Call Bank for Take-out Money Albert Bailey and an unidentified 16-year-old accomplice planned a bank robbery in Fairfield, Connecticut.

The Pregnant Male Pipefish

Jill Harness

Like seahorses, male pipefish are one of the select underseas species that get pregnant and carry their young in their brood until birth.

Brain Game: The Berkshire Office

Here's a logic puzzle Brain Game that shouldn't be too tough for a Friday. There were over 100 people in the Berkshire Office, and five of them had similar-sounding names.

Morning Cup of Links: Macaroni Salad

Miss Cellania

Avatar 2: The Sequel. See the trailer for the second film, with a totally original screenplay! * Brave New World novelist Aldous Huxley died of cancer in 1963.

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