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The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

The Geekiest (slash, most awesome) Pants"¦ Ever? * The Curious History of Contraception - amazing (and sometimes slightly horrifying) moments in birth control, plus a look into the future. *

The 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

How Does Scratching Relieve an Itch?

Matt Soniak

If you have an itch, you scratch it. Scratch and itch; they go together like peas and carrots and everyone—humans, apes, dogs and cats—knows it.

The Quick 10: 10 Bizarre Video Games

Stacy Conradt

Everyone knows the video game classics "“ you can't go wrong with Mario, Zelda, or Donkey Kong.

A Few Quick Poison Ivy Facts

Kara Kovalchik

Summer is winding down, but a lot of us are still venturing through the local flora and fauna bare-legged. As a public service, we thought we'd scratch up some poison ivy

On The Road: 5 Great Stops Along I-65

Mark Arminio

Last week, we took a look at the winding stretch of road between Detroit and Cincinnati and a few of the fantastic diversions along the way—everything from a haunted insane asylum to a great

5 Things You Didn't Know About Vladimir Nabokov

Ethan Trex

You may know him as the author of such masterpieces as Lolita, Pale Fire, and Pnin, but how well do you know Vladimir Nabokov?

What's the Best Movie of the Decade?

Jason English

Every Friday, 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. It's casual.

How Did You Know? - {day 4}

David K. Israel

It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt, with an all-new set of puzzles, prizes, and collaborators! In addition to the usual $100 and $50 gift certificates to our store for the first place winner and

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Dutch Moon Rock is Fake A former prime minister of the Netherlands received an Apollo 11 moon rock as a gift from U.S. ambassador J. William Middendorf in 1969.

Brain Game: Insider Lotto

It's Friday, so let's finish the week with the conclusion of yesterday's Brain Game.

Morning Cup of Links: Hypno-Cat

Miss Cellania

A love story of Olympic proportions. 25 years later, Al Joyner sees Flo Jo every day, in their daughter. (via Metafilter) * Why our sun makes a figure eight in the sky every year.

The Late Movies: 7 Songs for 7 Continents

Mark Arminio

While the debate rages on over the appropriate number of planets in our solar system (Revolve in Peace, Pluto), at least we are certain that there are seven continents on Earth, barring of course a re

The 5pm Quiz: MST3K

Stacy Conradt

It's the same old story—guy gets shot into space, is forced to watch bad movies, and builds some robots to keep him company.

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