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6 Legendary Guitars/RIP Les Paul

David K. Israel

[It is with sadness that we report Les Paul's death today, at the age of 94. I had the pleasure of meeting Les a couple times when I was playing guitar with Pat Martino.

The Scheming Princess Behind the Fall of the Roman Empire

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This article originally appeared in the Jan-Feb 2005 issue of mental_floss magazine. by Mark S. Longo Everyone goes through a rebellious phase.

Lunchtime Quiz: Not the NFL

Jason Plautz

The sad news rocked the sporting world a couple of weeks ago that the Arena Football League was filing for bankruptcy and may not have a future beyond its already-cancelled 2009 season.

When Did Women Start Shaving Their Pits?

Earlier this week, Ethan Trex taught us the history of shaving.

7 TV Celebrities Your Parents Loved

Miss Cellania

The trailer for the new movie Julie & Julia brings back fond memories. Julia Child was the first voice impression I perfected as a teenager. My kids have no idea who she was.

Brain Game: The Monthlies

It may take you days to solve today's Brain Game. In fact, I guarantee that it will, because it's about calendars.

Morning Cup of Links: Kriminalmuseum

Miss Cellania

Behind the scenes at Sesame Street. The Muppeteers make it look so easy -and so fun! * A visit to the Kriminalmuseum in Vienna yields a couple of chilling stories of torture and murder.

Rising up the Charts

Jason English

Congrats to Rob Lammle, whose article about people who accidentally found a fortune has been hovering near the top of CNN.com's 'Most Popular' list all day.

The Late Movies: 6 Re-Edited "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" Trailers

Chris Higgins

Let's keep it simple this week -- here are a few of the best re-edits of the Ferris Bueller's Day Off trailer.

Lessons From the "Real" Ferris Bueller

Chris Higgins

In the wake of John Hughes' death, a lot of material is circulating about his 1986 masterpiece, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, a teen classic in which the title character skips school and espouse

10 People Who Made a Fortune During the Depression

Greg Sabin

Even during our country's worst economic downturn, some folks still knew how to make a buck—many bucks, in fact. 1. Babe

Rockin' Rebuttals: 3 Non-Presidential Debates

Eric Johnson

The Convention Confrontation: Gore Vidal vs. William F. Buckley, Jr.

The Quick 10: The Baby-sitters Club

Stacy Conradt

Today is Ann M. Martin's birthday.

Dietribes: Gum Control

Allison Keene

"¢ "Chewing gum may be a $19 billion industry, but it's not a universally accepted practice.

Congrats to the Hoover High Mathletes

Jason English

The Hoover High School Math Team from Hoover, Alabama—our founder Will Pearson's alma mater—recently finished 8th at the national Mu Alpha Theta Conference, so we sent them ou

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