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Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

10 of the Worst Sales Ever! (and 1 of the best)

David K. Israel

In the spirit of Follow Friday, a little impromptu post inspired by a tweet I saw today from @kn0thing, where he'd linked to a photo he called the "Worst.

The Medical Credentials of 7 Famous Doctors

Kara Kovalchik

Slate's recent shocking revelations about rapper-turned-psychologist Dr. Roxanne effectively knocked the wind out of one of this year's feel-good stories.

What Happened to Plain Old Lego Bricks?

Chris Higgins

When I was a kid, my brother and I built all kinds of things out of Legos -- spacecraft, buildings, pseudo-Voltrons, abstract art pieces, and so on.

The Quick 10: 10 Weird College Football Trophies

Stacy Conradt

Iowa is a state divided this weekend. Our two biggest schools "“ Iowa State and the University of Iowa "“ face off at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames tomorrow (that's ISU turf).

5 Things You Didn't Know About Nick the Greek

Ethan Trex

Are you worried about putting up a five-spot to play in your office's NFL picks pool this weekend? Does the idea of putting down $10 on a blackjack hand make you queasy?

Mail Time! Adorable Baby Photo of the Day

Jason English

Readers Josh & Heather sent us these photos of Lilah, a budding young artist who has been putting her mental_floss "My First Jackson Pollock" onesie to good use.

Remembering 9/11 Through Internet Screengrabs

Jason English

September 11, 2001, was my second day on the job at Duke University's Office of Student Development, an unglamorous post-graduate internship I accepted after failing miserably at finding a real j

Help a School That Needs a Nickname

Jason English

Every Friday, 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. Very casual.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Child Held for Ransom Over Pizza Lisa Paardekooper of Darwin, Australia ordered a pizza to be delivered last Saturday, but refused to pay full price when the pizza arrived an hour late.

Brain Game: Think For Yourself

Hi, folks: Sandy "Norwegian" Wood here.

Morning Cup of Links: 9/11

Miss Cellania

Project 2,996 has bloggers from all over posting tributes to victims of 9/11 so they will be remembered as individuals instead of a large group.

Introducing Our Special Delivery Care Packages

Jason English

When I went off to college, my aunts Sarah and Laura were both very generous with the care packages.

The Late Movies: Mel Brooks

Mark Arminio

Each year, the Kennedy Center honors a group of legendary performers who have contributed to the arts.  This morning, they announced that Mel Brooks would join Robert DeNiro and Bruce Springsteen, am

Cymatics: Making Sound Visible

Chris Higgins

Way back in September of 2007, I posted some links to the bizarre world of ferrofluid, illustrating how fluids can interact with magnets (often magnets driven by sound -- like speakers) to create stra