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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.

Why Do Birds Fly South for the Winter?

Matt Soniak

Around this time of year, I always have to take a break from pumpkin planning and marvel at bird migration. How do they find their way around the world without Google Maps?

How NOT to root for your favorite team

David K. Israel

Fans from different baseball franchises have different ways of rooting for their teams.

The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

"The very idea of Australia conjures up images of red soil, vast empty spaces and sweltering heat. An inhospitable climate that requires something more than the average clad bungalow.