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Morning Cup of Links: Martian Forest

Miss Cellania

Author Jack London's real life was every bit as interesting as the characters in his books.

The Late Movies: Letterman's Monologue

Jason English

I'm heading out to Cleveland tomorrow morning for a visit to our Midwest headquarters (and new retail store), and I still need to pack.

The Quick 10: 10 Real-Life Glee Club Members

Stacy Conradt

I'm a total Gleek, I admit it.

A $100,000 Bill? The Story Behind Large-Denomination Currency

Ethan Trex

Your local convenience store may not accept bills larger than $20, but once upon a time you could have paid for your gum with a nice fresh $10,000 bill.

10 Futuristic Ads From the Past

David K. Israel

There's nothing quite like old advertisements to give us a look-see at what the past thought the future would look like, taste like, talk like or sound like.

6 Horrifying Modern Cannibals

Miss Cellania

Cannibalism, as repulsive as it is, can be understood in cases where consuming the deceased is an alternative to certain starvation.

Brain Game: Two at a Time

Enjoy Tuesday's Brain Game; thanks for playing! What's the next letter in the following sequence? T, E, T, T, ? Here is the SOLUTION. THE SOLUTION: F. The letters represent t

Morning Cup of Links: Frankenhuman!

Miss Cellania

A pilot's life is nowhere near as glamorous as the public thinks, and it's gone nowhere but downhill over time. Does more work with less pay affect travel safety?

The Late Movies: Virtuoso Bass Players

Ransom Riggs

Since my guitar virtuosos Late Movies post from last week ignited such a firestorm of controversy, I thought it was only natural to follow it up with a list of some of my favorite bass players.

A Brief (Sad) History of the Cleveland Cavaliers

Bud Shaw

Where to start a post about LeBron James and renaissance except in the dark ages of the basketball town where I live. Some context first: The last championship in our city was in 1964.

Netflix Rental Patterns, or, Minnesotans Love to Rent "The Bucket List"

Chris Higgins

A bit of nerdy interactive fun for you today: the New York Times has an Interactive Map of Netflix Queues covering 100 "frequently rented" titles from 2009, including very heavily-rented ti

The Quick 10: 10 Competitive Eating Records

Stacy Conradt

Everyone knows about the famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest. It may be one of the most well-hyped, but it's hardly the only eating competition out there.

How Fast Can You Go on a... Lawnmower?

David K. Israel

When you think land-speed records, you usually think Lamborghini or Ferrari.

6,000 Cheesecakes & 7 Other Strange Robberies

Rob Lammle

Most criminals rob banks, steal cars, or maybe just take your wallet. But some crooks have gone for less conventional targets over the years.

Illoom Balloons

Miss Cellania

I remember seeing videos of sky lanterns released during the Taiwan Lantern Festival and thinking how beautiful, how amazing, how dangerous!

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