Brain Game: Sssssmokin'!

While my parents never smoked - and I gave up the habit 15 years ago - both my grandfathers enjoyed their tobacco. One loved cigars, while the other enjoyed his pipe.

Morning Cup of Links: Prison Cake

Miss Cellania

There are pictures we are all familiar with, but who are the people in the pictures?

The Quick 10: 10 Literary Smack-Downs, Quips, and Squabbles

Adrienne Crezo

There's an adage they give you when you receive your name badge at the door of Writer Land: "You only compete with yourself." While most authors hold true to this (at least in public),

The First Few Minutes of the Ferris Bueller TV Show

Jason English

If you weren't in a quiz-taking mood earlier today, you missed this clip from the TV adaptation of Ferris Bueller's Day Off, which debuted in 1990 and lasted 13 episodes.

10 Classic Computers You Had as a Kid

Chris Higgins

1. Commodore

Hot in Doylestown

Jason English

Image Credit: Flickr user Brainwise. We were just looking at our Facebook page statistics and learned something new: we're huge in Doylestown, PA.

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The Pelican Brief Project

Ransom Riggs

If there's one thing I like more than mysteries, it's complicated art projects done for seemingly no reason. The Pelican Brief Project has both!

Attention _flossers in and around Columbus, Ohio...

Jason English

We're due for another edition of The Mental Floss Trivia Show! One place we're considering for our next stop is Columbus, Ohio.

10 Stories of Lifesaving Dogs

Miss Cellania

He's unbelievable! He's some dog! He's a lifesaver! That's what l'll call him, too! Ol' Lifesaver! That will be your name! -Navin R.

Brain Game: An Oscar Trio (or Better)

Ponder today's Tuesday Test Time to see if you can come up with the four famous names in question.

Morning Cup of Links: Kidney Light

Miss Cellania

Researchers Build a Living Laser.

The 10 Geekiest Lego Creations

Jill Harness

I know, to some extent, all Lego creations made by anyone over the age of 10 are a little geeky, but it takes things to a whole new level of nerdiness to create something based on your favorite sci-fi

From Film to Freedom: The Leica Freedom Train

Stacy Conradt

You've probably heard of Leica cameras, and you've almost definitely heard of Schindler's List. What you may not know is that the two have something in common.

The Late Movies: Ira Glass on Storytelling

Erica Palan

Ira Glass, award-winning host of This American Life and sage to all nerdy literate types, knows how to tell a good story.