The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

This is a fantastic link many of you have probably already seen, but it bears repeating! The New York Times takes a peek into Netflix queues.

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

Explaining Hollywood's Most Famous Noises

the mag

By John Scott

The Quick 10: The Fashions of Queen Elizabeth I

Stacy Conradt

Many, many years ago today (451 years ago, to be exact), the world changed when Elizabeth I took the throne.

How to Boil Water

Chris Higgins

Did you know that boiling water is just regular water that has been made very hot?

What's the Strangest Thing That Scares Your Dog?

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.

The Vice Guides to Travel

Ransom Riggs

For the past few years, VICE magazine has been dispatching correspondents to far-flung, weird and dangerous parts of the world -- places you would never, never think of taking the family on vacation -

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Floor Collapses at Swedish Weight Watchers Clinic Around twenty weight-loss program participants were gathered for a weigh-in when the floor collapsed at the Weight Watchers clinic in Växjö, Sweden

Pit Bull Breaks Into House to Play

Jill Harness

Pit bulls have one of the worst reputations of all breeds, but as many advocates will tell you, it's not the breed that makes some of the animals rotten, it's how the dog is raised.

Brain Game: Five States

The U.S. history  instructor offered to give extra credit to five students - Billy, Lilly, Millie, Tilly, and Willie - if they'd each do a special report on a different state of the union.

Morning Cup of Links: Fictional Drugs

Miss Cellania

What Makes a Great Teacher? Teach for America shares their findings on what the most effective teachers have that others don't. (via YesButNoButYes) * First-Person Tetris rotates when you do.

The Late Movies: In Review

Mark Arminio

With the new year only two weeks old, it's not too late for a series of clips about the year (or ten years) behind us.

How Long Will You Live?

Chris Higgins

Dan Buettner, a writer, explorer, and endurance bicycler, gave a TED Talk in September 2009 entitled: How to live to be 100+.

The Quick 10: How 9 Words Were Coined (and how one wasn't)

Stacy Conradt

Do you ever wonder why we say the things we say?

How to Make A Motion Capture Movie For Cheap!

Ransom Riggs

I'm sure you've heard about Avatar, the technical marvel that reinvented the digital wheel and recently took the movie world by storm. It's a motion capture movie.