When dragonflies mate, their tails form a heart.
On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments.
As a little light science-ish fare for Friday, here's a TED Talk in which David Blaine explains his quest to hold his breath for a really, really long time.
We've toured some spectacular European and South American libraries. Today let's see what North America has to offer.
1. Central Library of Vancouver,
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Disco Queen Donna Summer has passed away after a battle with lung cancer at age 63.
Mountain Lion Attacks Dog, Man Responds with Frying Pan
Brandon Arnold of Chino Valley, Arizona, was camping with a group of friends in Tonto National Forest when a mountain lion attacked his dog.
Kara and I will be visiting the Motor City ComicCon this afternoon, which means we may be distracted by the likes of Erin Gray and Peter Tork.
5 Alternatives to Obama and Romney in the Presidential Race.
Welcome back to the game that is sweeping the nation, GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common. Leave your best guesses in the comments.
Pink Floyd -
The '40s Were a Wild
Ze Frank has been making awesome internet videos since before that was a thing.
The internet has embraced the story of Brendon Grimshaw over the past couple of weeks. Grimshaw did what so many dream of doing: he bought an island.
Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.
Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge needs but a number for its "solvation." Good luck!
Identify the missing number in this sequence:
2, 2, 4, 12, 16, ?, 86,
A "ring of fire" solar eclipse will be visible Sunday on the west coast of North America and most of Asia on Monday morning.
The word pleonasm describes phrases that use more words than necessary to get across a point. Sometimes a pleonasm is used for effect. Other times it's just redundant.