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Morning Cup of Links: Bad Taxidermy

Miss Cellania

Taxidermy at its worst. Many of these specimens were found for sale on eBay or Craigslist, so there's a chance you could have one for your own.

Bride of the Wind: Leonora Carrington

Andréa Fernandes

Leonora Carrington, requested by reader Brandon Z., is one of the last living original Surrealists.

The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

Think you know the 80s? Page 2 offers up their version of The Ultimate 80s Quiz.

A 10 Fact Salute to Casey Kasem

Kara Kovalchik

Earlier this week the venerable Kemal Amin Kasem, better known to radio listeners as Casey Kasem, announced that he was stepping down from his weekly countdown show.

The 5pm Quiz: Before They Were Famous

Brett Savage

Sometimes it takes a while before an actor can hit it big. A long while. Almost every international star and studio darling has suffered their share of humiliating assignments.

The Quick 10: 10 Unusual Golf Courses

Stacy Conradt

So I started golfing this summer. If you can call it that.

Technical Details of the Disney Monorail

Chris Higgins

Last Sunday, a tragic monorail crash at Walt Disney World (between the Pink and Purple trains) killed the driver of Purple, Austin Wuennenberg.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Grace Kelly

Ethan Trex

From her first major screen role as Gary Cooper's violence-loathing Quaker wife in the classic Western High Noon through her "wedding of the century" and retirement from films to becom

5 Rules of Thumb and Their Inventors

Casey Johnston

It is a popular custom among learned society to toss around the names of theories without explanation or elaboration-- Murphy's Law, Occam's Razor, and so on.

Three contest winners!

David K. Israel

Congrats to Dannette Rusnak and Mike Anderson, who were plucked at random for the Mike Sacks book giveaway!

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Rare Tiger has No Stripes A six-month-old tiger cub at Cango Wildlife Ranch, near Cape Town, South Africa is the rarest of the rare -a white tiger with no stripes.

Friday Happy Hour: What's in Your Wallet?

Jason English

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Brain Game: Slacker Sales

I'm fairly certain that this is my first attempt at a 5x5x5 logic puzzle. Since this is unchartered territory for me, please be gentle but frank with your comments. Thanks!

Morning Cup of Links: Turtle Anatomy

Miss Cellania

Vanity Fair takes an in-depth look at pearls, the only precious gem manufactured by living beings.

The Late Movies: Dancing, Star Wars-style

Eric Johnson

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, no one had ever heard of a little movie called Star Wars.

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