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Week Two: 'At the Libraries'

Miss Kathleen

Every Wednesday, Miss Kathleen will provide links to a variety of things happening at libraries across the country. If there's something fun going on in your local library this week, leave us a

The Late Movies: Monsterpiece Theater

Chris Higgins

Monsterpiece Theater is a Sesame Street segment parodying Masterpiece Theater (which is now known just as Masterpiece).

The Quick 10: Encyclopedia Brown

Stacy Conradt

Many of you wrote last week (or the week before) and suggested Encyclopedia Brown for a Quick 10, saying that many of us probably have developed our _flossy ways thanks to the boy detective.

All Aboard! 7 Offbeat Bus Tours

Dave Roos

If you thought bus tours were only for people with bad travel agents, you were right. But they're also for perfectly normal people with perfectly bizarre tastes.

motionbox and neatorama present: HDYK? - {day 2}

David K. Israel

It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt! Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are happy to bring you the next How Did You Know?


Meghan Holohan

As someone with the complexion of a vampire, I have never been in a tanning booth. I eschew base tans and head to the beach armed with SPF 55 and an umbrella.

Apollo 11 Launch in Slow Motion (500fps)

Chris Higgins

Apollo 11 launched on July 16, 1969, on its way to the moon.

Brain Game: A Modern Addition

Some people will try to convince you that one is the loneliest number, that 4 for 4 is better than 1 for 1, and that 2 + 2 = 3.

How to Become a Fantastical Creature

Ransom Riggs

They're called Weta Legs, and they were designed by a Seattle woman named Kim Graham, who's working as a designer at Peter Jackson's film studio in New Zealand, Weta.

Morning Cup of Links: Archaeology Meets Physics

Miss Cellania

Brent Jones doesn't exist: he has no birth certificate, no social security number, and as he graduates, can't get college aid because of his lack of legal documentation.

The Late Movies: Science Shows for Kids

Erica Palan

After the smashing success of the Mr. Wizard edition of the Late Movies, we thought we'd give you more childhood science shows. Here are some of our favorites.

NOVA's Mind Over Money - TONIGHT at 8pm

Chris Higgins

Airing TONIGHT on NOVA at 8pm in most markets: Mind Over Money, a program about economics, the brain, and how emotions affect decision-making.

The Quick 10: Mrs. Piggle Wiggle

Stacy Conradt

Oh, Mrs. Piggle Wiggle. When you look back at these stories today, they were clearly intended as lessons for kids. But because Mrs.

The Geocities-izer

Chris Higgins

Remember 1996 -- or, as I call it -- the golden age of websites?

Octopuses, Beef & Other Items Hockey Fans Throw on the Ice

Scott Allen

With the Stanley Cup playoffs in full swing, let's examine some of the various objects fans have hurled onto the ice. 1.