THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

Armchair Sleuths: The Vidocq Society

Allison Keene

Recently I watched a great TV movie called "The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher," (also a book) based on a creepy and scandalous Victorian murder of a young boy in an English manor.

Siberia: What's in a Name?

Ransom Riggs

I've become increasingly fascinated with Siberia lately, that most evocative and extreme of geographies.

Brain Game: The Big Gift

Today's Wednesday Wordplay segment at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game is a word ladder, just aching for you to solve it.

Morning Cup of Links: Night Terrors

Miss Cellania

Many items belonging to Ted Kaczynski (The Unabomber) are up for auction. Proceeds go to his victims, but does this sort of sale just glamorize his crimes?

The Shocking Truth About the Las Vegas Strip

Stacy Conradt

I'm going to Caesar's Palace this weekend. And the Palms Casino. I'll be flying in to McCarran International Airport.

The Cosby Sweater Project

Jason English

Here's one less thing for our interns to do. The Cosby Sweater Project is a Tumblr blog that's compiling photos of Huxtable family clothing from every episode, with a drawing to go with it.

The Late Movies: Norwegian Black Metal

Erica Palan

Happy Norwegian Constitution Day! In honor of the holiday, we're showcasing one of Norway's greatest (or at least most controversial) exports.

Buildings Made From Recycled Bottles

Jill Harness

Talk about a great way to recycle, these 14 buildings are actually constructed from plastic bottles that likely would have otherwise ended up in a landfill.

A Cross-Country Film Pilgrimage

Colin Patrick

Last week a bunch of you shared really interesting stories about movies filming in your area of the country.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children: Chapter Two

Ransom Riggs

In case you missed last week's post, my first novel is coming out June 7 and the beginning chapters are being made available online, one at a time.

What Does the FCC's Equal-Time Rule Actually Say?

Ethan Trex

© Bettmann/CORBIS Donald Trump’s rumored presidential candidacy has sparked fresh interest in the FCC’s equal-time rules. What would Trump’s candidacy mean for The Celebrity Apprentice?

8 Creative Periodic Tables

Miss Cellania

The Periodic Table of the Elements is a wonderful aid in understanding chemistry, if you understand the reasons the elements are sorted the way they are.

Brain Game: Joey Magnus

Thanks for playing the mentalfloss.com Brain Game today. This Tuesday Test Time offers you anagrams of the names of five celebrities, living or dead, each of whom share the same last name.

Morning Cup of Links: Perfect Cockroaches

Miss Cellania

A recovering Star Wars fan goes through the five stages of grief. There's hope that eventually all fans will reach the level of acceptance. (via Buzzfeed) * Beulah Land.

What Pope John Paul II Did with the Bullet that Nearly Killed Him

Stacy Conradt

It was a little over 30 years ago (May 13, 1981) that Pope John Paul II survived an assassination attempt that came dangerously close to claiming his life.

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