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Found Objects


Introducing: Darcy James Argue's Secret Society

David K. Israel

Ed. note: If you missed our first post on New Amsterdam Records yesterday, be sure to check it out here.

Morning Cup of Links: Turtle Hunting

Miss Cellania

What it's like to climb the last leg to the summit of Mt. Everest.

Photos of Early Office Computing

Chris Higgins

WebUrbanist has a gallery of early office computing scenes, complete with lots of punched cards, reel-to-reel tape, dumb terminals (with awesome Star Trek designs), and hot hot fashion.

The Late Movies: Cinco de Mayo

Mario Marsicano

Welcome to day two of our Late Movies experiment. Today we get in the Cinco de Mayo spirit! First, Joanne Colan of Rocketboom gives us a brief history of the Mexican

The 5pm Quiz: Reagan-Era Politics

Jason English

Today's 5pm Quiz originally ran during last spring's heated primary season, when both John McCain (conservatism and age) and Barack Obama (idealism) were drawing comparisons to Ronald Reagan

The Quick 10: 10 Things in the Skull and Bones Society's Tomb

Stacy Conradt

I'm sure you've all heard of the uber-top-secret-this-message-will-self-destruct Skull and Bones society at Yale.

Nazi Cows Loose in the English Countryside?

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

The Nazis had a number of nefarious plots for world domination and genocide, from occultism to the infamous Sun Cannon (a giant reflector that was designed to melt enemies in midair using the power of

Catching Up With 6 Exercise Gurus

Kara Kovalchik

Last month, the Broadway community hosted its 23rd Annual Easter Bonnet Competition to raise funds for AIDS research.

How to Disappear Completely

Ransom Riggs

The car from Knight Rider could do a lot of cool things, like go 0-60 in 2 seconds, withstand temperatures up to 800 degrees, deflect bullets, shoot fire -- you name it.

6 Unforgettable Movie Mothers and the Real Moms They Depicted

Miss Cellania

Some women are more extraordinary than others. They raise children, start businesses and schools, write books, and even advise kings and presidents.

How to Start a Record Label, with New Amsterdam Records

David K. Israel

Ed. note: We love New Amsterdam records, so we're thrilled to be teaming up with them.

Brain Game: Sink o' de Mayo

Early this morning, BAM Plumbing won a contract to install a new bathroom - a sink, bath, and toilet - for a house under renovation on Elm Street.

Morning Cup of Links: Fake News Stories

Miss Cellania

If you could travel in time, wouldn't you travel back to show yourself how to time-travel?

The Late Movies: Star Wars

Mario Marsicano

We're trying something new this week. Every night at 8:00pm, I'll post a few short videos that all have a connection to something that happened that day.

A Physicist Explains the Iraq War

Chris Higgins

Sean Gourley is a physicist who wanted to know more about the Iraq war. He wanted to understand the war via the data -- data about attacks, deaths, types of weapons used, locations, and so on.