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Brain Game: The Lineup Card

Logic puzzle aficionados may be able to solve this one in their heads; the rest of us may need pencil and paper (or at least an open spreadsheet).

Morning Cup of Links: Jell-O Contest

Miss Cellania

7 Man-Made Substances that Laugh in the Face of Physics.

The Late Movies: Great Voiceover

Ransom Riggs

In film school, it's a lesson they try to hammer into you early and often: using voiceover in your movies is bad form. It's a lazy way to tell a story. It's undramatic.

The Coolest T-shirt We Don't Print

Mangesh Hattikudur

After seeing this hilarious book-bound print out of Wikipedia, I decided to check out the artist's homepage. I wasn't disappointed.

Our First Nerd President?

Chris Higgins

An important moment in nerd history took place three days ago.

The Quick 10: The 10 Best-Selling LPs of All Time

Stacy Conradt

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Oh, North Korea.

Mangesh Hattikudur

News of the tragic Iran election protests is dominating headlines everywhere. It's the lead story at the NY Times, CNN, the BBC and most other international news sources.

5 Familiar Numbers and the Logic Behind Them

Casey Johnston

Given how digital the world has become, we are hardly bothered by having to deal with one string of numbers after the next: credit card numbers, social security numbers, IP addresses and so on.

Get a Cluedo: The Wonderful Story of Everyone's Favorite Mystery Game

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

A few days ago, I was in the grocery store when I came across a board game promising endless hours of family fun called "Cluedo." To my surprise, the game parked at the endcap was the Briti

How to Console Your Very Obese Planet

Mangesh Hattikudur

In one of the stranger headlines I've read today, New Scientist is reporting that several planets struggle with obesity issues.

Snow Way!

Mangesh Hattikudur

At first, I just assumed that these giant dinner mints were man-made.

Magazine Sneak Peek!: Winston Churchill's Incredible Prison Break

the mag

Last week, The New York Times reported that journalist David Rohde, who had been kidnapped by the Taliban and held for 7 months in the mountains of Afghanistan, escaped with a fellow captive by jumpin

National Geographic Duet Travel Phone

Miss Cellania

I grew up reading National Geographic magazine. Later, I watched the NatGeo channel on TV, then became addicted to their website.

Brain Game: Head to Foot

Thanks for your patience as technical work on our site continues. Please pardon the occasional outages, and rest assured that we'll have our Mr.

Strange Geographies: Salvation Mountain

Ransom Riggs

California's Mojave Desert is an enormous, undulating swath of brown, gray and alkali white; driving through it is such a monochromatic experience that you almost feel like you could go into colo

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