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Cats, Rock Stars United in Hatred of Laser Pointers

Ransom Riggs

There was a time when cats and rock stars had almost nothing in common, but the 90s, and the faddish popularity of handheld laser pointers it would bring, changed all that.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Man Loses Hand in Tug-of-war A bizarre accident during the Dragon Boat Festival in Shenzhen, China has left a man with a severed hand.

Brain Game: So Long to McLanderstone

And now, a word from our sponsor: Congratulations to Adele, who was randomly chosen as the winning entry in Wednesday's Brain Game anagram game.

Morning Cup of Links: National Donut Day

Miss Cellania

Today is National Doughnut Day!

The Late Movies: Inside The Actors Studio

Mark Arminio

The always incredible James Lipton, host of Bravo staple Inside The Actors Studio (and one of the only stable things to make its way out of Detroit in the past 15 years), has had his fair share of ama

How Globes are Made

Chris Higgins

It's a lazy Thursday afternoon...wouldn't you like to know how globes are made at the globe factory*? I thought you might.

The Quick 10: 10 Variations on Tetris

Stacy Conradt

Everyone's favorite line-building, time-wasting, procrastination aid video game turns 25 on Saturday. Yep, our friend Tetris is a quarter of a century old.

8 Bookstore Cats

Miss Cellania

Just as library cats enjoy the attention they get from people who love books, bookstore cats get the same treatment.

Why Sisters Are Scientifically Better Than Brothers (and Other Important Discoveries)

Meghan Holohan

If you're keeping tabs on the score between robots and humans, you've probably heard about the robot named Adam who made a scientific discovery back in April without any human assistance.

Brain Game: McLanderstone's Offer

McLanderstone & Associates is an odd place to work. Old Man McLanderstone was once a high-school teacher, and he likes to quiz and challenge his employees as if they were his students.

Wave, Hello!

David K. Israel

E-mail, as you know, was invented in the early 1960s, and, of course, was designed to mimic snail mail.

Morning Cup of Links: Atlas Obscura

Miss Cellania

Atlas Obscura is a "A Compendium of This Age's Wonders, Curiosities and Esoterica." Users are invited to suggest odd places and add to information about existing entries.

How Did You Know Daniel Wilson?

David K. Israel

I'm happy to announce a winner to our last How Did You Know? 5-day trivia hunt.

The Late Movies: Talking Heads

Chris Higgins

I worship David Byrne, the lanky Scot frontman of Talking Heads. He's a sort of lyrical god to me. If he told me to do something, you know what? I'd do it.

The 5pm Quiz: Fairy Tales

Brett Savage

Fairy tales and fables have been around for centuries, but do you remember who wrote which tale? See if you can guess the author of some of the most popular fairy tales and fables ever created.

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