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Morning Cup of Links: Elephant Pageant

Miss Cellania

Dance Moms and Toddlers & Tiaras are popular train wreck reality shows, which may verge on child abuse.

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 39

Mark Arminio

It's Thursday, it's late, it's time for GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common. Leave your best guesses in the comments section. Stevie Wonder -

Why the CIA got in the Animated Film Business (and other D.C.-Hollywood Tales)

Jason Plautz

Thanks to a request from Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), the Department of Defense and CIA have officially opened an investigation into Kathryn Bigelow’s movie about the killing of Osama bin Laden.

Jim Henson's Rediscovered 1963 Robot Film

Chris Higgins

"The machine is busy digesting vast oceans of information in a single, all-encompassing, gulp. INTERRUPTION! INTERRUPTION!

6 Hugely Successful Products Originally Invented for Something Else

Haley Sweetland Edwards

Some of the world’s most famous, civilization-altering discoveries happened by accident. Take Penicillin, for example.

Praise Cheeses! Free Shipping on Orders Over $100

Mangesh & Jason

* Shipping offer expires on Tuesday, January 31, 2012. Customers must enter billing and mailing address for free shipping coupon code to work at checkout. Offer valid only for US and Canadian mailing

9 Crazy, Creepy, and Creative Knit Projects

Miss Cellania

Maybe you can knit a scarf or a sweater. If so, imagination is the only thing standing between you and these delightfully odd creations. Well, time may be another factor.

10 Twitter Handles That Were Hard to Score

David K. Israel

I was doing some research recently on popular first names, which got me thinking: Who scored the most common first names as Twitter handles?

Lectures for a New Year: Is Time on Your Side?

Chris Higgins

In this brilliant talk, Professor Philip Zimbardo discusses different ways human minds focus on time. Do you focus on the past?

Brain Game: Done Yet?

Today brings with it a new mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Alien Starchild

Miss Cellania

Should Teens Be Jailed for Sex Offenses?

World War I Centennial: The Socialist Menace

Erik Sass

Installment #3: After the Second Moroccan Crisis, Europe’s political and military leaders were hurriedly making preparations for a possible continent-wide war – but some of the fiercest power struggle

5 Doctor Who Stories Ripped From the Headlines

Calli Arcale

From its start in 1963, Doctor Who has heavily featured the future and the past -- but stories based on current events have also been part of the series.

Where Did the Term "Pink Slip" Originate?

Matt Soniak

Pink slip image via ShutterstockThe Short Answer: No one knows, but the search has been interesting.The Long Answer: Getting a pink slip usually means you're fired. It's not something most p

6 Amazing Animals That Practically Lived Forever

Kathy Benjamin

Here are six legendary animals that lived a lot longer than most pets.

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