Morning Cup of Links: State Flags

Miss Cellania

Why do some Americanisms irritate people? Meaning people from other countries, that is, so it would behoove us to find out what they're talking about.

Stunning but Deadly Carnivorous Plants

Jill Harness

I'm fascinated by carnivorous plants.

Art Made From Cans

Jill Harness

If you thought tin and aluminum cans were only good for storing food and recycling, then you've never seen the art of David Wasserman, aka Tincanman.

The Quick 10: The Strangest Record to Make the Top 10

Eddie Deezen

In 1966, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, the Beach Boys, the Supremes, and the artists at Motown were all competing for top spots on the charts.

The Late Movies: Carl Sagan Interviewed By Ted Turner (!)

Chris Higgins

In this 1989 CNN interview, Ted Turner interviews Carl Sagan on the environment, nuclear warfare, space, time travel, SETI, and other topics.

Plus: The Macintosh Plus

David K. Israel

From Google+ monday to plus-size models yesterday, we move to the Macintosh Plus computer, which came out in 1986.

20 Obscure Words to Describe Collectors

Ethan Trex

You probably know that numismatists study and collect coins and currency, and you may even know that philatelists study and collect stamps.

Damn Fine "Twin Peaks" Coffee Ads from Japan

Chris Higgins

I'm a Twin Peaks fan, and like to think I know a little trivia about the show.

What 3-D Looked Like 150 Years Ago

Ransom Riggs

3-D technology has been around in one form or another for a very long time.

Dietribes: Spinach

Allison Keene

• Spinach is far fancier than you might imagine upon first glance: in some cultures, greens like spinach and kale symbolize money.

What It Takes to Be a Nation

Haley Sweetland Edwards

© Eddie Gerald / Demotix/Demotix/Corbis Not to get all existential on you, but what does it mean to be a “real nation”?

Brain Game: Filling Station #4

For today's Brain Game, it's Wednesday Wordplay and a brand new Filling Station puzzle.

Morning Cup of Links: Space Town

Miss Cellania

Now that the space shuttle program is closing up and 585 people are laid off, what will happen to Titusville, Florida?

Art From Used Chewing Gum

Jill Harness

Most of us only think about chewing gum on the sidewalk when it sticks to our shoes, but if you live in North London, that gum stain on the sidewalk might just be a tiny masterpiece. Artist Ben Wil

Maybe They Meant The Sign Was Staying

Jason English

A former Chrysler dealership near me. I hope one day it's resurrected and winds up on this