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Morning Cup of Links: Bacteria and Hysteria

Miss Cellania

The War in Afghanistan began on October 7th, 2001. Here are some statistics on how veterans and the U.S.

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme XXIV

Mark Arminio

Thursday night is here once again, meaning it's time for the game had has singled-handedly raised unemployment by a measurable amount due to its highly addictive nature: GUESS THE THEME.

At the Libraries: The Men of the Stacks

Miss Kathleen

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a

Will Work For ... Nothing? People Who Declined Their Salaries

Greg Sabin

With Steve Jobs’ passing, I was reminded of the fact that he, for many years, had been taking a $1 salary from Apple, Inc.

Here's to the Crazy Ones

Chris Higgins

In the late 1990s, Apple rebranded itself with a dramatic ad campaign combining images of iconic scientists, artists, explorers, and activists with the Apple logo, plus the famously grammatically ques

16 Bizarre Things You Can Pay to Smell Like

Lauren Harrell

Food, fluids, and celebrities all have been the inspiration for perfumes. Here are some fragrances that may have taken the desire to be unique too far. 1. Overweight

The First Cereal Box Prize Ever

Stacy Conradt

Kellogg’s Corn Flakes has been gracing breakfast tables since 1906 - and the idea of hiding prizes within the box of crunchy corn bits is almost as old. Kellogg’s was the first company to offer chi

Boing Boing's Jobs Tribute

David K. Israel

Our friends over at Boing Boing have changed their theme today to pay homage to Mr. Jobs. It's really well done and, if you scroll all the way down, even includes the old Mac bomb!

Apple Quizzes

David K. Israel

Over the years, I've written a number of Apple-related quizzes. Here are two that we published previously on the _floss, in honor of Mr. Jobs

Brain Game: Just Like Ronnie Says

Here's a quick one for the Think Thursday challenge at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game. Good luck! FIVE former U.S.

Morning Cup of Links: Steve Jobs' Life

Miss Cellania

Apple founder Steve Jobs died yesterday at age 56.

The Late Movie: Steve Jobs' Stanford Commencement Address

Jason English

My sister Karen was a member of Stanford's Class of 2005, so I was in the stands with my family for Steve Jobs' famous commencement address.

The Flags at Apple

Jason English

Just today one of our interns was working on a quote quiz: 'Steve Jobs or The Matrix?' We probably won't have her finish it, but one of the quotes she stumbled across—which I didn'

17 Vowel-Free Words Acceptable in 'Words With Friends'

Jamie Spatola

Don’t be down about your next panel of consonants. Instead, take the challenge as an opportunity to show off your newly acquired vowel-free vocabulary. Three-Letter

What Happened to the X-Rating?

Laura Turner Garrison

Once a pariah among concerned parents and a source of snickers among schoolchildren, the dreaded X-rating has all but vanished.

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