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Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you

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I've posted about Improv Everywhere before, but they were featured on last week's episode of This American Life (a rebroadcast from 2005) and I thought IE founder Charlie Todd had some reall

Our 40,000th Twitter Follower

Jason English

I've long said it was a major goal to have 40,000 Twitter followers by December 11th.

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Chris Higgins

Here's a treat -- in 1980, Prime Computer (aka PR1ME Computer if you were totally awesome) hired actors Tom Baker and Lalla Ward (then playing Dr. Who and Romana on the BBC's Dr.

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Jason English

Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want. Very casual.

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Angelo Pericolo of New Jersey threw away what he thought was merely an empty disposable cup before his wife informed him the cup was holding her wedding ring.

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Fixers, feeders, and the strange, hidden world of feral cats. Should tens of thousands of ownerless cats in Denver be destroyed or neutered? * Help.

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David K. Israel

The ancient Greeks borrowed from the Hebrew by turning aleph and bet (the first two letters of the Hebrew alphabet, respectively) into alpha and beta, which is where the English word originates.

The Late Movies: Tricking Your Brain

Mark Arminio

Our brains are fascinating things. They allow us to reason and conceptualize, think and articulate. Yet for all their wonders, our brains are amazingly susceptible to being, well, tricked.

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Holiday TV specials creep into the viewing schedule earlier and earlier each year.

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Chris Higgins

So yesterday I posted The Late Movies: Rock On, Wesley Willis, featuring some of Wesley Willis's bizarre-but-awesome music.

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