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Morning Cup of Links: Skeletor's Face

Miss Cellania

Van Gogh often added sketches or paintings to his letters, to illustrate what he wrote about.

The Late Movies: Local News Bloopers

Ransom Riggs

With hundreds of local news broadcasts reporting live across the country each day, it's inevitable that there would be all manner of embarrassing flubs caught on tape.

The Quick 10: 10 of America's Most Haunted Cemeteries

Stacy Conradt

I live just across the street from a cemetery, and this time of year it's certainly not hard to creep myself out a little bit when walking the dogs after work - especially in the evening when the

Football Coaches Do the Darndest Things (Like Stage Their Own Deaths)

Bud Shaw

I live in Cleveland, which doesn't seem like a town where a bottle of water could go for $1,701.

4 of History's Greatest Hoaxes

Floss books

The Heene family's Balloon Boy hoax is still lingering in the news this week. Will charges be filed? Is a reality show in the works? Do you really care? We're guessing you don't.

"Symphony of Science - We Are All Connected" (ft. Sagan, Feynman, deGrasse Tyson & Bill Nye)

Chris Higgins

Did you enjoy the auto-tuned "Cosmos" song featuring Carl Sagan and Stephen Hawking? If so, get ready for more science/music awesomeness.

Blow Huge Bubbles With Baby Shampoo

Chris Higgins

I'm not sure whether this counts as a science video or just a "stupid human trick," but either way: did you know that baby shampoo lets you blow huge bubbles from your mouth?

Held by the Taliban

Jason English

Last year, while working on a book about Afghanistan and Pakistan, journalist David Rohde sought out a better understanding of the Taliban.

10 Bizarre Uses for Your Discarded Hair

Special Guest Star

Ed. Note: Todays' guest blog star (and our good friend) Dr. Michael Reed knows hair care.

Repurposing The Bay Bridge

Jill Harness

The San Francisco Bay Bridge has been going through a lot of construction lately as contractors are struggling to build a new, more earthquake-proof bridge.

9 Insane Torture Techniques

David K. Israel

So you think your mother-in-law is torturous? Or your boss with the lame sense of humor?

Electronic Itch Stopper

Miss Cellania

I ran across several places on the web that mentioned the Electronic Itch Stopper from HonTech Foundation for Medical Technology. It sounds like a fascinating new idea.

Brain Game: More New Jerseys

A high school football team received brand new jerseys for this season, and it took the head coach a while to get used to his players wearing different numbers.

Morning Cup of Links: Pie Fights

Miss Cellania

How hard is it to recreate the world of the 1960s? The propmaster for the TV show Mad Men has a great time doing it.

The American Dream: Ernie Barnes

Andréa Fernandes

By the time Ernest "Ernie" Barnes, Jr. (1938-2009) passed away this past April, he had truly achieved the American dream.