Weekend Links: Halloween Themed!

Allison Keene

Let's set this up right with a little bit of Halloween by the numbers. Do you fall into these stats? (Decorating the yard, carving the pumpkin, etc!) Or are you on the non-festive side? (i.e.

Microwhat? 9 Before & After Gifs

David K. Israel

I tumbled through Microwhat the other day. Here, they present photos of food as gif images flashing between microwaved "before" and "after" shots.

Teams That Haven't Won a World Series

Jason English

Store this away for a future trivia night.

How a Punctuation Mark Gave Us Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Stacy Conradt

If you Google “Semi-Colon Club” right now, you’re going to get a lot of stuff about colon cancer awareness.

The Late Movies: Halloween Pumpkins

Miss Cellania

All you're going to see on TV this weekend is horror films.

The Hidden Haunted History of 7 American Landmarks

Rob Lammle

The stories of presidential ghosts in the White House are pretty well known. But plenty of other landmarks have their own ghost stories. 1. The Ghostly Curators of the Smithsonian

Getting High Off Someone Else's Blood

Dan Lewis

Dan Lewis runs the popular daily newsletter Now I Know (“Learn Something New Every Day, By Email”).

Three Amazing Cup and Ball Illusions

Colin Patrick

Cups and ball tricks are one of the oldest and most well-known illusions for good reason.

The Wizard, The Power Glove, and Children in Peril

Chris Higgins

Why They Made This Crazy Movie Released in 1989, The Wizard was a major motion picture that doubled as a promotional vehicle for Nintendo products.

That House in Your Neighborhood That Didn't Have Candy

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

For some reason, this week's weirdest news stories are overwhelmingly about people in "sticky" situations.

Brain Game: B-List Stars

Welcome to Friday Free-for-All at the Brain Game.

Morning Cup of Links: Hero Gecko

Miss Cellania

Adventures in Depression. Allie Brosh delivers a serious and descriptive but welcome explanation of her six-month absence from Hyperbole and a Half. * Which Bank Is the Worst?

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme XXVI

Mark Arminio

It's Thursday night, which means it's time for GUESS THE THEME!

One Last Request for Your Best (or Nerdiest) Halloween Costumes

Jason English

Chris Schwarz emailed us his Halloween pictures. How about you? Send them to and we'll post some of our favorites on Monday (like