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Games and Their Overvalued Points

Chris Higgins

Carl Bialik of the Wall Street Journal brings us a smart article on overvalued points in games.

(1) Isaac Newton vs. (4) Beethoven

Tournament of Genius

The Breakdown Newton's résumé is certainly more diverse; he's got the gravity thing, calculus, his contributions to optics, and his laws of motion.

Lambs that Head-butt Eagles (and other strange animal attacks)

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Sporting toxic saliva and shark-like razor sharp teeth, the Komodo dragon is one fierce predator. But they rarely attack humans.

How Did You Know? - {day 5}

David K. Israel

We apologize for the site going down last night. You've heard of the famous half-time toilet bowl flush?

Why Do Clothes Shrink in the Wash?

Matt Soniak

It's an everyday tragedy of the modern world: you have a favorite piece of clothing that fits just so, but when it comes out of the wash, it's shrunk.

The Two-handed Bowl and other Revolutionary Sports Techniques

Ethan Trex

We'll always remember the first time we saw sports' greatest stars pull off their signature tricks, like Michael Jordan dunking or Wayne Gretzky making a seemingly impossible shot.

(1) Albert Einstein vs. (12) Jonas Salk

Tournament of Genius

The Breakdown Tough to pick against either of these guys.

Alert, Nunavut: Top of the World

Miss Cellania

Alert, Nunavut, Canada on the northern tip of Ellesmere Island is the northernmost inhabited community on earth. The North Pole is only 508 miles

4 Companies putting droids to work in their warehouses

David K. Israel

The mobile robotic drive units, or bots, roll through warehouses at 3 miles an hour, using barcodes on the floor to help them feel their way around. And guess what?

Brain Game: This Class Stinks

It's a new semester at Wossamatta U. Only five people signed up for Dr.

Morning Cup of Links: Screaming Mummies

Miss Cellania

10 Excruciating Medical Treatments from the Middle Ages. You'd have to be pretty desperate, or near death, to submit to any of these.

The 5pm Quiz: State Flag Swatches

Sandy and Kara

Here are some rough-edged sections (of equal size) cut out of 10 of our nation's 50 state flags. Type the matching number in the blanks next to the state names. Good luck!

Legend of Zelda Theme Played by Tesla Coils

Chris Higgins

Here's an intensely nerdy video to kickstart your week!

Fried Lettuce, Slug Entrails and Other Insomnia Cures

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Today's insomnia cures are slightly more scientific than the back in the day.

Results Not Typical: Celebrity Secrets Behind the Advertised Weight Loss

Kara Kovalchik

The Federal Trade Commission is currently reviewing new guidelines for product endorsements. Their major beef?

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