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A Brief History of "Battle of the Network Stars"

Kara Kovalchik

Television viewers of the late 1970s who craved a combination of amateur athletics plus celebrity skin (mixed together with more cheese than a Wisconsin souvenir shop) had to look no further than Batt

Weekend Links: Where The Streets Are Paved With Gold

Allison Keene

This falls under the banner of "mind = blown" -- apparently, we've been using ketchup cups all wrong. Ok, seriously, how many of you knew this is how they were supposed to be used?

The Magazine With a Smartphone Inside

Chris Higgins

The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly has a smartphone in it.

You Too Can Eat Like A Finnish Child

Jill Harness

School lunch isn't too tasty or exciting in America -- at least not in my experience -- but Finnish school lunches are certainly intriguing compared to our square pepperoni pizzas.

How & Why Do Leaves Change Color?

Matt Soniak

Despite their astonishing record of losses when dealing with lumberjacks and beavers, trees are pretty tough customers.

Weekend Links: Cocaine, and Other First Aid Items for Polar Explorers

Allison Keene

Phil Plait keeps sharing amazing time lapse videos, and I will keep loving them and passing them on to you.

The Late Movies: Tim Burton

Miss Cellania

Filmmaker Tim Burton has made plenty of feature films, animations, shorts, and side projects. His Frankenweenie is now in theaters.

Sneakerheads: A Brief History of Sneaker Collecting

Rob Lammle

For many of us, buying a pair of sneakers is a chore. But for a sneaker collector, there's no greater joy than a fresh pair of kicks.

Why Did the U.S. Abandon the Gold Standard?

The Week

Some have called for a return to the gold standard. How would it affect the

The Missing Links: Stupid Uses For the Moon

Colin Patrick

A Very Useful Machine Is this the best Rube Goldberg machine ever? If you aren't familiar with them, first check out what they are.

Good Questions: Times Your Kids Have Stumped You

Jason English

On Fridays, 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.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Scottish Village Gets a "Sister City" -on Mars Many cities and towns around the world have a link to another city or town far away, for friendship and cultural exchanges.

13 Little-Known Punctuation Marks We Should Be Using

Adrienne Crezo

Because sometimes periods, commas, colons, semi-colons, dashes, hyphens, apostrophes, question marks, exclamation points, quotation marks, brackets, parentheses, braces, and ellipses won't do.

12 Great Video Game Tattoos

Jill Harness

We’ve seen internet tattoos, librarian tattoos and some of the geekiest tattoos ever. Next up: tattoos dedicated to video games.

Music History #9: "Watergate Blues"

Bill DeMain

“Watergate Blues” Written and performed by Tom T.