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Weekend Links: How the [bleep] Does Swearing Work?

Allison Keene

Get in the Halloween spirit by checking out the eerie sound of … a meteor shower! * The Smithsonian Magazine's blog has been filled with some pretty cool articles recently (ok, maybe cribbing

9 Strange Courtship Rituals From Around the World

Ethan Trex

© Tetra Images/Corbis Love wasn't always as simple as liking — and putting a ring on — it. Here's how the dating game has been played in various cultures over the years. 1.

The Old Milwaukee Brewers Logo Was an M and a B

Jason English

The Milwaukee Brewers just won their first playoff series since 1982. I just wanted to point out the M and B in their old logo.

The Late Movies: Ub Iwerks

Miss Cellania

Ub Iwerks was a Disney animator from the early days of the company. He first worked for Walt Disney in 1922, and created the character of Mickey Mouse.

Who Was Hitler Before Hitler?

Colin Patrick

In the sixty-six years since his death, Adolf Hitler has rightfully been used as a universal symbol for pure evil.

The Halloween Costume You're Most Proud Of

Jason English

On Fridays, 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.

Richard Feynman on His Father

Chris Higgins

In this five-minute clip from The BBC's The Pleasure Of Finding Things Out, physicist Richard Feynman talks about his father, and how Feynman was taught by his father, the Encyclopedia Britannica

7 Photos of Steve Jobs Playing with Photo Booth

David K. Israel

The Apple application, Photo Booth, was unveiled at an invite-only special media event in October, 2005. Apple released Photo Booth alongside the Rev.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Curry-Eating Contest Sends Two To Hospital Kismot in Edinburgh, Scotland is a restaurant known for its hot chili pepper curry.

Brain Game: We Three Kings

We won't tax you too much on this Free-for-all Friday at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game. Good luck! Out of a standard deck of 52 playing cards, Robert draws five cards at random.

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

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