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Morning Cup of Links: Telephone Superpowers

Miss Cellania

The Boy Who Heard Too Much. Blind teenager Matthew Weigman used his "telephone superpowers" to run a crime spree from his bedroom. * How to defeat your toddler using karate techniques.

The Late Movies: Very Public Cellphone Disruptions

Ransom Riggs

It's always embarrassing when your cellphone goes off at the wrong time -- in a class; in a movie theater during a quiet, dramatic scene; in an important meeting.

The Quick Eight: Eight Author-Musicians

Stacy Conradt

Sometimes, people are just so creative and full of thoughts that a single outlet for creativity is simply not enough. This does not apply to me.

Trivial Pursuit Trivia

Kara Kovalchik

During a game of Scrabble in December of 1979, Canadian journalists Chris Haney and Scott Abbott decided to create their own board game.

Weird Hotels 'round the World

Ransom Riggs

When it comes to accommodations, there's good weird and there's bad weird.

Tree Bark Eating for Beginners

Mangesh & Jason

As the economy sputters, everyone's looking for new ways to save on food. That's why, we asked David Clark to collect a whole bunch of no-budget meal ideas for the new issue.

The Top 20 Jewish Comedians of All-Time

David K. Israel

Picking only 20 was hard. Comedy is just something Jews do well.

The Butter Bell

Miss Cellania

What grabbed my attention this week is a low-tech, possibly even ancient gadget called a butter bell.

Brain Game: Harold Has Class

Welcome to a new Brain Game for Monday! School has just started, and high school student Harold is getting accustomed to his schedule for the fall semester. Harold is taking six classes - En

Morning Cup of Links: Helen Keller Speaks

Miss Cellania

Debt: The first five thousand years. The history of how we came to be beholden is linked to slavery, violence, and greed. (via Metafilter) * 21 Oddly Named Places and the Stories Behind Them.

I (Want to) Know What You Did This Summer

Jason English

I didn't take any fancy or enlightening vacations this summer. My wife and I had four weddings to attend in a five-week stretch, plus our daughter's first birthday extravaganza.

8 Songs Inspired by Real Women

the mag

This article originally appeared in a 2006 issue of mental_floss magazine. Songwriters have found inspiration in all sorts of places, from transvestites to team tennis titans.

Fan of How Did You Know?

David K. Israel

Go ahead and make it official, and Fan our Facebook page. WHY?

The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

Babies are small and cute and cuddly ... except this baby.

This Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing all week, here's what you