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Brain Game: We Are Driven

Here in metro Detroit, this weekend marks the massive Woodward Dream Cruise, where drivers of classic and unusual automobiles of all kinds cruise along Woodward Avenue - which was the nation's fi

Morning Cup of Links: Cancer Humor

Miss Cellania

A Malignant Melanoma Walks Into a Bar... Relatively young cancer patients are fighting back with their sense of humor.

Preview: Maker Faire Africa

Scott Allen

What happens when you put the drivers of ingenious concepts from Mali with those from Ghana and Kenya, and add resources to the mix?

8 Things You Need to Know About Lemurs!

Jill Harness

Lemurs are exceptionally strange creatures, with their huge, reflective eyes, long tails and somewhat human-like hands.

The 5pm Quiz: Name That ThunderCat

Jason English

This is the final quiz in the "Look what I found in my parents' basement!" series.

What Makes "Psycho Killers" Tick?

Chris Higgins

Neuroscientist Jim Fallon studies psychopathic killers, and why they do what they do.

The Quick 10: The Word on Woodstock

Stacy Conradt

You've probably heard in the news that we're coming up on the 40th anniversary of Woodstock.

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.

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