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Andréa Fernandes


5 Movies About Underhanded Financial Shenanigans

Greg Sabin

If you're tired of hearing about the financial misdeeds of Bernie Madoff, greedy AIG executives, and unscrupulous mortgage lenders, then it's time you got away from it all by watching a few

(2) Thomas Edison vs. (7) Nikola Tesla

Tournament of Genius

(2) Thomas Edison The sheer scope of Edison's inventiveness is staggering. The Wizard of Menlo Park held a record 1,093 patents when he died in 1931.

The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

Here's a bizarre little gem from Flossy Friend Jeff over at Chicago Magazine. The song involves state capitals, dinosaurs, punk rock, and 10,000 M&Ms ...

(1) Leonardo Da Vinci vs. (8) Sigmund Freud

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.

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

(3) Rene Descartes vs. (6) The Wright Brothers

Tournament of Genius

(3) Rene Descartes The Frenchman is no easy matchup given his resume: Father of modern philosophy.

The Quick 10: How 10 Classic Toys Were Invented

Stacy Conradt

It's Friday, so I thought we'd go with a particularly fun topic today"¦ and what's more fun than toys? (Umm"¦ don't answer that).

(2) Ben Franklin vs. (7) Hypatia

Tournament of Genius

(2) Benjamin Franklin Possibly the first great American genius, Franklin was many things. Statesman. Diplomat. Almanac writer. Bifocal inventor. Ill-timed flyer of kites.

(4) Galileo vs. (12) Matt Groening

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

Friday Happy Hour: Let Me Ask Again

Jason English

I'm taking next week off to deal with all the fun and adventure of moving.

How Did You Know? - {day 4}

David K. Israel

Play for your chance to WIN a $100 shopping spree in our store! If you didn't hear, we're back with a totally redesigned, and retooled Trivia Hunt! Over the last 14 months, How Did You K

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Toilet Sausage Causes Prison Evacuation 130 inmates at the Clallam Bay Corrections Center in Washington state were evacuated Wednesday evening when smoke was seen coming out of a sewer vent.

Brain Game: AAA-Rated

I'm a AAA member, mainly because I'm not very good when it comes to auto repair.

(3) Michelangelo vs. (11) Adam Smith

Tournament of Genius

(3) Michelangelo When he was alive, people thought Michelangelo was the best artist in the world. Since his death in 1564, that esteem hasn't faded much.