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Phoebe Snetsinger: Birder Extraordinaire

David K. Israel

Only two bird watchers in history have ever seen more than 8,000 of the approximately 9,600 species of birds found on our planet. Phoebe Snetsinger, of Missouri, was one of the two.

Brain Game: Upturn Renter

Today's Brain Game offers twelve anagrams of various football player positions; think tailback or offensive guard or (as in today's title) punt returner.

Morning Cup of Links: Weird Festivals

Miss Cellania

A survivor of child sexual abuse is still victimized years later because of a video still in circulation.

The Late Movies: The Day the Music Died

Chris Higgins

"A long, long time ago...I can still remember how that music used to make me smile." So begins Don McLean's "American Pie," a 1972 song about the death of Buddy Holly, Richie

The Quick 10: 10 Real-Life Castaways

Stacy Conradt

I know we have some Lost fans out there "“ what did you think of the season premiere?

Garry Kasparov on Chess, Computers, and Grandmasters Using Computers

Chris Higgins

In what is nominally a book review, chess grandmaster (and lately, politician) Garry Kasparov discusses how computers have changed chess.

Where Are They Now? Super Bowl Heroes (And Goats)

Ethan Trex

What happened to the heroes (and goats) of past Super Bowls? Their younger selves may live on in football immortality, but what are they doing in their real lives?

Naked Bears Need To Be Rubbed Down

Jill Harness

The mildly disturbing creature you see above may not immediately seem recognizable, but it is just your everyday spectacled bear --sans hair.

Vacation to Mars: Antarctica's Dry Valleys

Ransom Riggs

Most of Antarctica has about 2 1/2 miles of ice covering it, and that cold, white wasteland is what most people picture when they think of our south pole.

Chris Anderson on the path to the post-print future

David K. Israel

On the heels of last week's iPad announcement, I had the good fortune yesterday of asking Chris Anderson via telephone what he thinks will happen to print magazines (and publishing in general) as

Brain Game: You Floss, But Do You Brush?

By changing one letter at a time to form different English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert the word FLOSS into the word BRUSH in seven (or fewer) steps.

Morning Cup of Links: Internet Truth

Miss Cellania

The Vancouver Experiment. Nothing to do with the Olympics, this experiment involves helping heroin addicts with a safe place to shoot up. (via Metafilter) * Which Disney princess is the greenest?

The Late Movies: TV Series Finales

Erica Palan

I am a TV marathoner. When my boyfriend and I choose a new series to Netflix, our entire social lives disappear until we finish the series.

How Did You Know, Hoang-Kim and Cara Vu?

David K. Israel

First a little update: We're now over 820 fans over on the Hunt's Facebook page! Gamers are taking it upon themselves to trade answers through cryptic clues! Nice going Fans!

The Quick 10: The mental_floss Groundhog Round UP

Stacy Conradt

In case you haven't already heard, Punxsutawney Phil predicted another six weeks of winter this morning. Stupid groundhog.

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