ABBA had to negotiate the rights to their name with a canned fish company.
Fire in the Hole. Coal mine fires are burning in places all over the globe; some have been burning for decades. (via Metafilter)
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As the economy sputters, everyone's looking for new ways to save on food.
The internet is full of wonderfully weird and truly bizarre pictures (and often I feature them on the Weekend Links!), so it was only a matter of time before someone created a site that not only featu
You may remember a few posts I've done on the remote island nation of Vanuatu, where I visited back in March.
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Check out In the Heights lyricist and star Lin-Manuel Miranda giving props to Alexander Hamilton.
You know the toys. You've seen the commercials.
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It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt,
with an all-new set of puzzles, prizes, and now, a major sponsor!
Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are thrilled to announce that How Did You Know?
The two-minute warning comes up at the end of each half in every NFL football game. Most fans take it for granted, but why does the NFL stop the clock with two minutes or so left in each half?
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Forget Thanksgiving turkey, fellowship, and football; for a lot of shoppers, Black Friday is the week's truly notable holiday.
Okay, this is just silly. I figured you might want to let off some steam before Thanksgiving. What follows are six American Budget Shopping Network clips.
Popular belief holds that the average American gains somewhere between 5 and 10 pounds over the holiday season (Thanksgiving to New Year's Day).