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Rising up the Charts

Jason English

Congrats to Rob Lammle, whose article about people who accidentally found a fortune has been hovering near the top of CNN.com's 'Most Popular' list all day.

The Late Movies: 6 Re-Edited "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" Trailers

Chris Higgins

Let's keep it simple this week -- here are a few of the best re-edits of the Ferris Bueller's Day Off trailer.

Lessons From the "Real" Ferris Bueller

Chris Higgins

In the wake of John Hughes' death, a lot of material is circulating about his 1986 masterpiece, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, a teen classic in which the title character skips school and espouse

10 People Who Made a Fortune During the Depression

Greg Sabin

Even during our country's worst economic downturn, some folks still knew how to make a buck—many bucks, in fact. 1. Babe

Rockin' Rebuttals: 3 Non-Presidential Debates

Eric Johnson

The Convention Confrontation: Gore Vidal vs. William F. Buckley, Jr.

The Quick 10: The Baby-sitters Club

Stacy Conradt

Today is Ann M. Martin's birthday.

Dietribes: Gum Control

Allison Keene

"¢ "Chewing gum may be a $19 billion industry, but it's not a universally accepted practice.

Congrats to the Hoover High Mathletes

Jason English

The Hoover High School Math Team from Hoover, Alabama—our founder Will Pearson's alma mater—recently finished 8th at the national Mu Alpha Theta Conference, so we sent them ou

Still Following the Yellow Brick Road (After 70 Years)

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

It was 70 years ago today that The Wizard of Oz premiered at The Strand Theatre in the little lakeside town of Oconomowoc, Wis. The film, based on the hugely popular children's series by L.

Judging Books by their Covers: 10 Unforgettable Designs

David K. Israel

If you're a fan of this blog, you probably like to read. A lot. And you probably have your own favorite book jacket designs.

Brain Game: Bra, Rain, and In

Thanks for taking a crack at the Brain Game. Today, we ask you for a simple five-letter word. What could be easier than that?

Morning Cup of Links: Decidophobia

Miss Cellania

It's the wild west of the internet, where anonymous users invent new memes, plot hack attacks, and post child porn. Find out what really goes on at 4chan, without having to actually go to 4chan.

The Late Movies: SNL Audition Tapes

Jason English

Tonight's movies are a little later than usual. Mangesh and I were off gallivanting at the launch party for Afar Magazine—a unique celebration for what looks like a cool magazine.

The Quick 10: 10 of Edison's Other Inventions

Stacy Conradt

Thomas Edison was a busy guy "“ you know he invented the incandescent lightbulb and the phonograph, of course, but he also had 1,092 other patents to his name (although some were inventions of hi

The 5pm Quiz: Name the EU in 10 Minutes

Jason English

Yesterday, we tested your knowledge of state capitals. Tonight's quiz, which was suggested by reader Tucker Cummings, jumps across the pond.

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