Alter Egos


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Nuclear Quotes: The Crew of the Enola Gay

Miss Cellania

On August 6, 1945, the nuclear age began as the B-29 bomber Enola Gay dropped an atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima, Japan. Twelve men were on that flight.

Brain Game: Adult Swim

A few weeks back, we asked our Brain Gamers to size up each of the seven continents of the world by land area, largest to smallest.

Morning Cup of Links: Beep!

Miss Cellania

An unemployed D.C. man giving $10 a day away to different strangers to help foster kindness.

The Late Movies: Fun with Chatroulette

Ransom Riggs

For the three of you out there who haven't heard about yet, it's a video chat site that pairs you with random strangers.

Our Impromptu Dire Straits Trivia Contest

Jason English

As I mentioned earlier tonight, we're having a bit of trouble with the comments section.

Silence! (Technical Difficulties)

Jason English

We're having an issue with commenting at the moment. Specifically, you can't. Our best men are on the case and I hope to have this resolved shortly.

The Quick 10: Meet the Parents (and Kids and Spouses), Advertising Edition

Stacy Conradt

You know the Pillsbury Doughboy, Elsie the Cow and Tony the Tiger, but many of the advertising mascots we know and love have lesser-known wives, husbands, kids and even parents.

10 Stars Who Started on Sesame Street

Joe Hennes

After 4,200 episodes, there's bound to be a few actors, writers, and staff members who worked on the Street before fame hit. Here are some examples, from Rudy Huxtable to Whoopi Goldberg. 1.

TED Talk: Save the World by Playing Online Games

Chris Higgins

"I believe that if we want to survive the next century on this planet, we need...21 billion hours of gameplay every week. ...

Strange Geographies: Bombay Beach

Ransom Riggs

Bombay Beach may be the most famously depressing place in California; the poster child for the post-apocalypse.

Scrabble Word Records

David K. Israel

Here at the _floss, we love Scrabble and have written about it often.

Brain Game: Math Square #17

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.

Morning Cup of Links: Simplicity

Miss Cellania

25 Historical Photographs.

7 of the Handiest Creatures in the Animal Kingdom

the mag

by David Goldenberg For centuries, philosophers claimed that the ability to make tools separated man from beast.

This Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing all week, here's what you