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The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Dutch Moon Rock is Fake A former prime minister of the Netherlands received an Apollo 11 moon rock as a gift from U.S. ambassador J. William Middendorf in 1969.

Brain Game: Insider Lotto

It's Friday, so let's finish the week with the conclusion of yesterday's Brain Game.

Morning Cup of Links: Hypno-Cat

Miss Cellania

A love story of Olympic proportions. 25 years later, Al Joyner sees Flo Jo every day, in their daughter. (via Metafilter) * Why our sun makes a figure eight in the sky every year.

The Late Movies: 7 Songs for 7 Continents

Mark Arminio

While the debate rages on over the appropriate number of planets in our solar system (Revolve in Peace, Pluto), at least we are certain that there are seven continents on Earth, barring of course a re

The 5pm Quiz: MST3K

Stacy Conradt

It's the same old story—guy gets shot into space, is forced to watch bad movies, and builds some robots to keep him company.

The Quick 10: 10 Miss Universe Controversies

Stacy Conradt

If you follow these things, and maybe even if you don't, you know that the Miss Universe pageant was last weekend. Miss Venezuela took the crown for the second year in the row.

At The Leaning Tower, It's All About Perspective

Matt Soniak

Cabinet of Wonders is a blog that my Google Reader recommended to me earlier this year, and I'm grateful.

13 Bizarre Stipulations in Wills

Ethan Trex

News outlets reported this week that legendary broadcaster Walter Cronkite never amended his will to include Joanna Simon, who had been his girlfriend for the last four years of his life.

How Did You Know? - {day 3}

David K. Israel

It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt, with an all-new set of puzzles, prizes, and collaborators! In addition to the usual $100 and $50 gift certificates to our store for the first place winner and

How to Learn Fast: Clever Tips from Tim Ferriss

Chetan Nandakumar

Tim Ferriss is a New York Times best-selling author, widely known for his book The Four-Hour Work Week.

The MacGyver Fact Check

Mangesh & Jason

One of our favorite things in the latest issue of mental_floss is Chris Higgins' wonderful MacGyver Fact Check.

Ten Pigs We Love

Miss Cellania

Pop culture is full of cute, smart, and talented pigs that we love. Sure, you adore bacon, but this list is going whole hog!

Brain Game: Indoor Titles

If you unscramble the letters in ELITIST DONOR, you might come up with TONSIL EDITOR, SNOTTIER IDOL, and even TIRED LOTIONS. Eventually, you'd come up with the DETROIT LIONS.

Morning Cup of Links: Cat Scientist

Miss Cellania

The Ten Most Shocking Olympic Gender Scandals.

The Late Movies: "Xanadu"

Chris Higgins

Tonight let's take a look back at the 1980 film Xanadu starring Olivia Newton-John, Michael Beck, and Gene Kelly.

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