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Edward Leedskalnin and his Coral Castle

Miss Cellania

Eward Leedskalnin was born in Riga, Latvia in 1887. He was a small man, around five and a half feet tall and barely 100 pounds, but he built a castle by himself completely out of coral.

How Did You Know? - {day 3}

David K. Israel

Play for your chance to WIN a $100 shopping spree in our store! We're back with another 5-day trivia hunt! First let's meet our current champions, and big $100 winners, Hoang-Kim Vu, Ros

Brain Game: One Candle

May 2009 has been a very busy month. The first half of it was spent getting the next issue of our print magazine into shape.

Morning Cup of Links: Dying During Sex

Miss Cellania

Decoding antiquity: Eight scripts that still can't be read. The science of decoding ancient languages is both tantalizing and frustrating.

The Late Movies: Jousting

Mario Marsicano

Yesterday's backyard fun videos ended with some extreme ball jousting. This compelled me to seek out other joust videos, displaying equal or greater amounts of carnage.

Surfing the Web at 300 Baud

Chris Higgins

So...let's say you have an old modem, but you want to get on the web. Sucks to be you, 56k dialup is painfully slow, end of story -- right? Well, normally that'd be the case.

What's Britain's Smelliest Cheese?

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Yes, Wallace & Gromit fans, there is such a thing as Stinking Bishop.

The Quick 10: Santa Monica Pier

Stacy Conradt

One of the things I really loved about L.A. is how easy it is to transport yourself to a totally different environment.

6 Movies With Far More Depressing Alternate Endings

Danny Gallagher

Hollywood test audiences are always giving low ratings to movies with depressing endings, sending them back to the editing room for a little "cheering up." But it's not just the grainy

5 Alternative Teaching Methods

Scott Allen

Traditional schools "“ with their lectures, homework, and report cards "“ aren't for everyone. Here are five alternative approaches to education. 1.

5 "Fathers" You Didn't Know You Had

Ransom Riggs

5. Gary Gygax, the father of role playing

How Did You Know? - {day 2}

David K. Israel

Play for your chance to WIN a $100 shopping spree in our store! We're back with another 5-day trivia hunt! First let's meet our current champions, and big $100 winners, Hoang-Kim Vu, Ros

Brain Game: Roll 'em!

It's getting increasingly rare to see a consumer making a retail store purchase with cash; plastic (either credit or debit) seems the preferred method in this day and age.

Morning Cup of Links: 6th Grade Sex Ed

Miss Cellania

NPR has an excerpt from Brent Jeffs' book about growing up in a family of one father, four mothers, twenty children, and more cousins than he can count. There's also an audio interview.

Get Your Gotch

Andréa Fernandes

Earlier this month marked the 78th anniversary of the death of Thomas Cooper Gotch (1853-1931).

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