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Abandoned Space Junk in the Swamps of Florida

Ransom Riggs

Having grown up in Florida, I can attest to the fact that there's a lot of weird stuff hiding in the undergrowth out there.

What's Your Earliest Memory?

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

Heart Attack Lecture Interrupted by Heart Attack Dr. William Phillips, a cardiologist in Lewiston, Maine, gave a lecture on heart disease at a building near the Central Maine Medical Center.

Brain Game: F is for Ford

About 9 months ago, Kara and I composed a lunchtime quiz about the 2011 Chevrolets but realized that we never evened the score with a puzzle about Ford.

Morning Cup of Links: July 4th Holiday Weekend

Miss Cellania

First off: Happy Canada Day! * 9 Fourth of July Myths Debunked.

The Late Movies: Guess the Theme Thursday XI

Mark Arminio

It's Thursday night, which means it's once again time for GUESS THE THEME. All the clips below have something in common. Do you know what it is?

3 People Who Talked Down Potential Jumpers

Ethan Trex

It’s not always a trained negotiator who talks a potential jumper off the ledge. Sometimes it’s a shock jock, a rapper, or a hotel maid. 1. Howard Stern Keeps Caller On the Line, On the

Marvin Gaye, Detroit Lions Wide Receiver?

Jason Plautz

We’ve heard plenty (probably too many) athletes try to become musicians. But what happens when it goes the other

Time Management for Teachers

Chris Higgins

I'm not a teacher, but I came across this excellent video by teacher C.G.P. Grey explaining his system for organizing and managing his teaching life.

8 Prehistoric Creatures from Your Nightmares

Miss Cellania

We see fossil reconstructions or illustrations of species that have come and gone and we sometimes say, "Come on now, that can't be real!" Or maybe you don't, but I have, because t

Brain Game: Really, Really Bad Rebus #26

The daily mentalfloss.com Brain Game has been around a few years now, and it amazes me that we've been allowed to even reach the 26th entry in the Really, Really Bad Rebus series.

Morning Cup of Links: Monsters, Chefs, and Toys

Miss Cellania

What was that weird expanding halo of light seen from Hawaii?

What Are Eye Boogers, Anyway?

Matt Soniak

What is this stuff, and where does it come from?

How the Gas Pump Knows When to Shut Off

Stacy Conradt

The first gasoline pump certainly didn't exist for the purpose of fueling cars - though Karl Benz was tinkering with the idea, cars weren’t even invented yet.

Some Questions We Can't Answer

Jason English

Reader Adam writes: "Does the 'E' in Chuck E. Cheese stand for something? This has literally been bothering me for years." My guess: Probably not.

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