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5 Classic Poisons and the People Who Used Them

Miss Cellania

Long before our modern industries developed the cleaning products, industrial solvents, and drugs that can kill when misused, people used simple plants to murder each other.

Brain Game: Mrs. Sasse's Class

Local elections are being held in many areas in the country today. If you care about your community, do yourself and your neighbors a favor and get out there and vote.

Morning Cup of Links: Global Sockets

Miss Cellania

Xkcd has movie graphs that help explain the sequence of characters for those who have trouble figuring out what went on over a long narrative.

The Late Movies: Video Contest Winners

Ransom Riggs

Ever since YouTube crashed onto the scene a few years ago, companies have been holding video contests, and anywhere from several hundred to several thousand video-makers have been entering each one.

One Sweet Severance Package & Other Tales of the ABA

Keith Law

"The NBA was a symphony, it was scripted; the ABA was jazz." —Ron

motionbox.com presents: HDYK {day 5}

David K. Israel

It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt, with an all-new set of puzzles, prizes, and now, a major sponsor! Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are thrilled to announce that How Did You Know?

The Quick 10: 10 Books (of the non-memoir variety) Written by Presidents

Stacy Conradt

It's no secret that Barack Obama has penned a couple of books "“ they flew off of the shelves during his bid for the presidency.

Month in Review: October's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

Another month is in the books. In case you missed a day or two here or there, these are the top 12 stories originally posted in October: 1. The Origins of All 30 NBA Team Names by Scott

Mind-Blowing Accordion Performance - Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" Performed Solo

Chris Higgins

This bit of musical virtuosity blew my mind, and I urge you to spend two minutes watching and listening.

Can Boat Captains Really Marry People?

Matt Soniak

Reader Meredith wrote in with a question: "Why can boat captains marry people? Can other people in charge of other large vessels perform

motionbox.com presents - HDYK

David K. Israel

It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt, with an all-new set of puzzles, prizes, and now, a major sponsor! Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are thrilled to announce that How Did You Know?

Why Dogs Hate Halloween

Jill Harness

Dog blogs always get emailed lots of photos, and, naturally, the Halloween season brings about a barrage of photos of costumed pups.

Mini HoverDrone

Miss Cellania

Every now and then I run across a toy that's not exactly an earth-shattering technological breakthrough, but looks like so much fun that I immediately want one.

Brain Game: The European Seven

Feel free to consult a European map to assist you with today's Brain Game; a quick examination may help lead you to the answer.

Strange Geographies: the Forgotten High School of Goldfield, Nevada

Ransom Riggs

At the turn of the last century, Goldfield was a mining boomtown -- prospectors were pulling millions of dollars worth of ore out of the ground each year, and with a population that ballooned to more

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