Morning Cup of Links: Logorama

Miss Cellania

CIA waterboarding protocols. The instructions from internal documents are disturbing, so read at your own risk. * 7 (Thankfully) Extinct Giant Versions of Modern Animals.

The Late Movies: Cover Songs I Didn't See Coming

Matt Soniak

Sometimes you can see a cover coming a mile away.

Strange Geographies: Death at the Border

Ransom Riggs

I took an unusual road trip yesterday, to a cemetery near the Mexican border.

The Quick 10: 10 Stars Who Started on Nickelodeon

Stacy Conradt

We all know that Amanda Bynes and Nick Cannon had self-titled shows on Nickelodeon, and SNL's Kenan Thompson got his big break on the network as well (thanks so much for Good Burger, Kenan.

Extreme Slo-Mo: Blowing Stuff Up w/Stephen Hawking

Chris Higgins

Here's an odd duck: Pink Terror Hawking, a short film featuring an interview with Stephen Hawking as part of its audio track, with mesmerizing visuals done in ultra-slow-motion, including: wate

Tuesday Turnip

David K. Israel

In case you're not familiar with the Turnip, it's a whimsical Google search, wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting pages "turn-up." As always with thi

Crochet Taxidermy

Jill Harness

Love the look of taxidermy, but hate the whole dead animal part? Maybe it's time you stepped up to the wonderful world of crochet taxidermy as created by Shauna Richardson.

Anachronistic Memes: The Best of the Bayeux Tapestry

Miss Cellania

The original Bayeux Tapestry is a huge embroidered panel illustrating the Battle of Hastings and other historical scenes surrounding the Norman conquest of England in the year 1066.

4 Races Around the World

Ethan Trex

Looking for a challenge? Try racing around the world!

Brain Game: Surrounded by As

The names of very few nations of the world begin and end with the same letter of the alphabet, but most that do begin and end with the letter "A." With that in mind, here's Tuesday'

Morning Cup of Links: A Hole in the Head

Miss Cellania

Neil Fraser wondered if a lava lamp would still work in the higher gravity environment of Jupiter.

The Late Movies: SNL Raps!

Ransom Riggs

A lot of people have bemoaned the state of Saturday Night Live over the past few years, and while I agree that the glory days are far behind them, there's one new thing on SNL that I really love:

The Quick 10: The Scoop on CDs

Stacy Conradt

It was 31 years ago today that the compact disc was first introduced to the public.

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Mangesh & Jason

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How Scurvy Was Cured, then the Cure Was Lost

Chris Higgins

Yes, this really happened: scurvy was "cured" as early as 1497, when Vasco de Gama's crew discovered the power of citrus...but this cure was repeatedly lost, forgotten, rediscovered, m