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How Are Balloons Chosen for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?

Stacy Conradt

So have you guys checked out the list of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons for this year? You’ve probably heard about Tim Burton’s B.

Sesame Street International: 9 Notable Muppets From Around the World

Drew Toal

From Oscar the Grouch's Israeli cousin to Nigeria's Yam Monster, here are some of our favorite international Muppets.

What's Wrong With PROTECT IP and SOPA?

Chris Higgins

You may have heard about some new bills making their way through the U.S. Congress, related to piracy on the internet. But what are they and what's the big deal?

Mondegreens Revisited

David K. Israel

I've written about mondegreens on this blog before. A misheard, or made-up lyric, is called a mondegreen, after Lady Mondegreen. But who is Lady Mondegreen?

Could You Really Send Chicken Pox Through the Mail on a Lollipop?

Matt Soniak

Volodymyr Krasyuk / Shutterstock.comIn the last few weeks, media outlets have reported on parents using Facebook and other social networking sites to trade lollipops and other items infected by childr

11 Impressive Thanksgiving Cupcakes

Miss Cellania

Thanksgiving is a time for traditional foods, but there's no reason you can't celebrate with cupcakes!

Brain Game: Like Wayne?

Have fun with today's Think Thursday challenge at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game. Good luck! As depicted below, what's the missing number in the following sequence?

Morning Cup of Links: Kitchen TARDIS

Miss Cellania

Rich Juzwiak judged a child beauty pageant. No extra snark is necessary to make this both interesting and disturbing.

Tim Burton Perplexed That He Didn't Already Write Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Stacy Conradt

It goes without saying that we’re super excited for longtime flosser Ransom Riggs and the folks over at Quirk Books.

The Late Movies: Nintendo Preview Music Jam

Chris Higgins

Tonight on The Late Movies, an important historical document of the early 1990s: Nintendo Preview Music Jam.

What Makes "Fancy Ketchup" So Fancy?

Matt Soniak

Consider the following ingredient lists:McDonald's Fancy Ketchup: Tomato concentrate from red ripe tomatoes, distilled vinegar, high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, water, salt, natural flavors

What the Heck Is Blue Raspberry?

Matt Soniak

With some notable exceptions like blueberries, bluefish and blue corn, the color blue is rare among edible plants and animals.

60 Second Review of iOS5

David K. Israel

My son, Jack, is at it again with a new video review over on GeekDad. It's safe to say that this is the shortest review of Apple's new operating system that you'll ever watch.

The Wire Variations

David K. Israel

By far one of the best HBO series of all-time, The Wire, had a lot of original characteristics going for it: plots that stretched over and across multiple seasons for starters, and a different variati

Libraries = Socialism?

Miss Kathleen

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a