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8 Obscure Rules From the World of Sports

Ethan Trex

After reading Sandy's great Brain Game last week about the MLB rule governing what happens if a player catches a ball with his hat or mask or throws his glove at a ball (the batter is awarded thr

Is There Really an E Street?

Matt Soniak

Editor's Note: Matt Soniak is going to see The Boss in Philadelphia tonight. (And probably tomorrow, too.) Here's a look back at the Springsteen FAQ that Matt put together last

The World of Auto-Tune

Ransom Riggs

Even if you've never heard of auto-tune, you've heard it -- it's that slightly robot-like vocal processing effect that's used in every other pop song these days.

Flu Epidemic vs. Flu Pandemic: What's the Difference?

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

At this point in the news cycle, it may be prudent to define "flu epidemic" and its far scarier sibling, "flu pandemic." "Epidemic" means simply that a sudden outbreak

Brain Game: Perchance

Changing one letter at a time to form new words, and leaving the other letters in their original position, can you convert the word SLEEP into the word DREAM?

Picasa VS. Flickr

David K. Israel

Okay shutterbugs, let's see a show of comments: Who likes Flickr and why? Who likes Picasa and why?

Morning Cup of Links: Gardening on the Moon

Mario Marsicano

GM says goodbye to the Pontiac by 2010.

How Did You Know? {day 5}

David K. Israel

We've reached the last day of our week-long trivia hunt! If you're still with us, congrats on getting this far.

Building Excitement No More: 5 Famous Pontiacs

Kara Kovalchik

General Motors recently announced that as part of their cost-saving/restructuring plan, their 83-year-old Pontiac Motors Division would be phased out by the end of next year.

The 5pm Quiz: SNL Politics

Jason English

Since its inception in 1975, Saturday Night Live has skewered politicians on both sides of the aisle.

The Quick 10: Rain, Rain, Go Away

Stacy Conradt

So it's been raining here in Des Moines pretty much since Friday night.

Winston Churchill Getting Funky

Chris Higgins

In 1941, Winston Churchill delivered his "Great Declaration," a famous speech about the Nazi threat.

6 Famous Pirate Ships

Scott Allen

Somali pirates, who wield automatic weapons and attack unsuspecting victims from speedboats, are changing the way we think about pirates and pirate ships.

Odds/Ends: The _floss & The Journal

Jason English

Breaking news-industry news: The Wall Street Journal will be running some mental_floss stories on WSJ.com, which should greatly impress our banker friends.

Brain Game: Old Money

You don't see $2 bills like this very often, but they're legal tender and are still printed every few years.

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