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'I Want to Rock in Cleveland' Runners-Up

Mangesh & Jason

On Friday, we announced that Scott Slocum of Essex, Maryland, had won the grand prize in our 'I Want to Rock in Cleveland' sweepstakes.

American Monuments: The Statue of Liberty

David Clark

This week, David Clark will be our tour guide as we take a closer look at some of America's greatest monuments.

Lamb Spared the Axe Because of Ridiculous Proportions

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

I recently moved to England, and animal husbandry is big news in this country "“ literally, in the case of this story.

Leonardo Da Vinci Defeats Burt Reynolds in Special Election

Tournament of Genius

In what would have been the biggest upset in Tournament of Genius history, Burt Reynolds held a commanding 73%-27% lead over Leonardo Da Vinci last night.


Miss Cellania

When I first saw the Xtensor, I thought it was some kind of gaming interface, like a Wii accessory on steroids, or a high-tech concept that would enable remote surgery or the playing of virtual musica

Brain Game: Math Monday II (or is it III?)

Math Monday makes its return. This puzzle is worth some effort, because even when you figure out what the answer should be, you have to figure out what the answer is. I hope you find it challenging.

What is that New-Mac smell?

David K. Israel

Wait, isn't that a typo? Didn't you mean that "new-car smell?" No typo. I'm not a huge fan of the new car-smell.

Morning Cup of Links: The Real Slumdog Millionaire

Miss Cellania

The global economic crisis isn't about money - it's about power.

(8) Sigmund Freud vs. (9) Samuel Colt

Tournament of Genius

(8) Sigmund Freud Freud requires very little introduction, as his creation of the psychoanalytic wing of psychology has made him a household name.

What Your Favorite Movies Were Almost Called

Kara Kovalchik

Naming a film is not a task taken lightly, especially when many millions of production dollars are involved.

The Poet-Artists

Andréa Fernandes

In 1999, UNESCO declared March 21 to be World Poetry Day.

Win a Copy of Kevin Roose's Book

Jason English

We've had Kevin Roose guest blogging this week.

(4) Galileo vs. (13) Stephen Hawking

Tournament of Genius

(4) Galileo It's tough to imagine science without Galileo's contributions, as evidenced by this terrific reel of nicknames: "The Father of Science," "The Father of Modern P

The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

The human body can be amazing in even the most mundane situations.

(1) Leonardo Da Vinci vs. (16) Burt Reynolds

Tournament of Genius

(1) Leonardo Da Vinci Even if he hadn't diversified his brain so thoroughly, Leonardo might still be on this list for his achievements in any single field.