The Rhodes Scholar program is named for De Beers founder Cecil Rhodes.
Sure, you know what those Twitter, Facebook, reddit and Digg icons mean at the bottom of most blog posts these days, but what about all those other funny-looking ones?
When was the last time you sat down in front of a stereo -- especially a real stereo, not just an iPod dock with the speakers six inches apart -- and did nothing but listen to music?
The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9. Each digit should appear only once in this main grid. Two of these numbers are already provided for you.
In last week's edition of At the Libraries, Miss Kathleen linked to the blog of beloved children's book author Mo Willems.
Guided by Parasites: Toxoplasma Modified Humans. The parasite that hijacks rats to get to cats also has strange effects on the human brain. NSFW text.
by Robert Isenberg
In the aftermath of the Cold War, Bosnia became a red-hot battleground teetering on the edge of destruction—until one man and his family dug their countrymen to
In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you
Starting things off with some moolah: a collection of very strange currencies from around the world (including giant stones whose value is determined by age and how many died transporting it!)
From Kevin, "This seemed significantly flossy enough, what with its combination of mummies, humor, archaeology and puppets.
Some people have strange laughs and are ashamed of them. Others are happy to share, especially when they can't help themselves!
For over 50 years, kids have spent their summer afternoons playing with toy cars sporting the Matchbox or Hot Wheels logos.
Just a quick reminder that we're on Twitter.
It's shameless self-promotion time! I've been working on a story for my favorite radio show, This American Life, for the past few months.
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.