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Enter the Chamber of Horrors: Madame Tussaud

Andréa Fernandes

The subject of our final post for our week of women is Marie Grosholtz (1761-1850), although you probably know her as Madame Tussaud.

The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

Nicole has made my week by finding this amazing HuffPo article on ... crazy pregnancies! Step right up to see the 19 pound baby! Black and white twins! The oldest woman to give birth!

This Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

The Quick 9: Nine Wicked Facts

Stacy Conradt

I'm, oh, five years behind the rest of the world, but I finally saw Wicked. It was, as promised, awesome. Even my husband liked it (although he still wonders why they have to sing everything).

Hammer and Feather Drop on the Moon

Chris Higgins

In 1971, astronaut David Scott conducted Galileo's famous hammer/feather drop experiment on the moon, during the Apollo 15 mission.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Jackie O.

Ethan Trex

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis was one of our country's most stylish and elegant icons for decades, but she was no empty, aloof beauty.

Forced Perspective Photography

Jill Harness

Forced perspective photography combines an unlimited focus range with an expansive landscape to create a photo that your mind interprets to be real. The effect is a Photoshop-less photo forgery.

Friday Happy Hour: What Celebrity Do You Resemble?

Jason English

1. Two times when I was a kid—once at a restaurant called The Boathouse in Sarasota, Florida—my dad was mistaken for Tom Hanks.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Woman Tries to Steal Puppy at Gunpoint 24-year-old Ashleigh Johnson of Kellyville, Australia placed an ad to sell a Chihuahua puppy.

Land of the Little People

Ransom Riggs

Well, this is one way to deal with discrimination -- hundreds of dwarves in southern China have chosen to live in a special mountain commune all their own, where residents must be less than four feet

Brain Game: Papa!

The answer to today's Brain Game might be obvious to a particular portion of our readership, but not so much to others. Where's the line? You'll have to figure that out.

Morning Cup of Links: Ig Nobel Prizes

Miss Cellania

The 2009 Ig Nobel Prizes were awarded last night at Harvard University.

Women of the Venetian Renaissance

Andréa Fernandes

We're doing a week of women on "Feel Art Again." Today's post brings you the four most prominent female artists of the Venetian Renaissance: Sofonisba Anguissola, Diana Mantuana,

What's in a Nickname? The Origins of All 30 NHL Team Names

Scott Allen

Ever wonder what a Canuck is? How about a Blue Jacket? Here's a breakdown of how the league's 30 teams got their names.

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