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A Brief History of Presidential Vacations

Ethan Trex

We're in the throes of summer vacation season, but at least one American is still on the job.

Lunchtime Quiz: Highway Havoc

Jason Plautz

I'm a bit directionally-challenged, so when I'm in my car, I tend to cling to my Mapquest directions or road atlas.

What Kind of Friend are YOU? The 13 Types on Facebook

David K. Israel

When it comes to parties, I tend to arrive late. With Facebook, one of the centuries biggest parties, I made no exception.

Put Yourself in July of 1969

Miss Cellania

This weekend through Monday, television and the internet will be full of commemorations of the Apollo 11 moon mission, in which Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the mo

Brain Game: Roman Meal

While you could outwit today's Brain Game challenge the hard way, try to solve it without doing any writing or spreadsheet work; just use some common sense and logic and do it off the top of yo

Twisted Pop Art for the Whole Family

Ransom Riggs

Yeah, right -- the Manson family!

Morning Cup of Links: Dancing Paper Clips

Miss Cellania

The Wonderful World of Big Science. A look at ten of the largest collaborative projects that changed (or are changing) the world. * Who are the people who say the moon landing was a hoax?

The Late Movies: Fun With Low Temperatures

Jason English

Your usual Wednesday evening projectionist Chris Higgins is off this week, so we've decided to let our friends at Neatorama do the heavy lifting tonight.

The Quick 10: 10 Animals of Folklore

Stacy Conradt

We all know about Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox - especially if you grew up in Minnesota, where images and statues of the gigantor lumberjack and his cobalt companion are as common as the Golden Ar

Yesterday's Book Winner/Today's Contest

Jason English

Our book giveaway jury has convened and rendered a verdict.

The Early TV Appearances of 7 Big Stars

Kara Kovalchik

My Dad is something of a star-spotter. He loves to pick out famous actors in bit roles they played early in their careers.

5 Bizarre Instruments

Mark Arminio

Musicians are constantly striving to push the envelope to create new and expressive works. And to that end, they often come up with bizarre ways to make music.

Dietribes: Give Us Our Daily Bread

Allison Keene

"¢ Bread has been around probably as long as we have, going far back into the Neolithic age.

8 Very Hairy People

Miss Cellania

Hypertrichosis is a rare genetic condition that results in extreme hairiness. It is sometimes referred to as "werewolf syndrome". Only about 50 cases in history have been documented.

The Incredible Shrinking 4-Track

David K. Israel

Four-tracks have been getting smaller every decade. When I was a kid, in the 80s, I had one.

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