THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

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Our Next Book Giveaway: Discover Your Inner Economist

Jason English

I'd promised that our next book giveaway would be a haiku contest and asked for topic ideas.

9 Bizarre Moments in Economic History

Greg Sabin

In the last 2,000 years, commodity shortages, financial speculation, wars, famines, and outright manias have created some pretty strange economic behavior throughout the world.

Magazine Sneak Peek: Royal Flying Doctor, At Your Service!

Mangesh & Jason

This issue, we decided to investigate The Outback, and we turned to Australian Mark Juddery for the scoop.

More Ladies Playing Ukuleles

Chris Higgins

Based on the feedback to my original post on Ladies Playing Ukuleles, there's a great hunger for web videos of ladies rocking out on the uke.

4 Memorable TV Crossovers

Kara Kovalchik

The branches of the TV-land family tree can get very tangled.

The Chapman Stick

David K. Israel

Some of you might recall my post from a little over a year ago on peculiar instruments. In it, I talked about the bonang, didgeridoo, and others.

5 New Alternative Meats

Miss Cellania

Meat consumption usually means beef, pork, or chicken. Mutton and venison are common also.

Brain Game: No, it's not "Part II"

I may have mentioned that I spent some time a few weeks back perusing the IMDb's many lists of motion picture superlatives, examining both the best and the worst of the world of cinema.

Morning Cup of Links: Monkey Math

Miss Cellania

7 Reasons the 21st Century is Making You Miserable. It's all about social connections, and they just aren't the same online. * An Urban explorer finds an abandoned caravan in the woods.

Songs for the New Depression

Ransom Riggs

As some of you already know, I'm a longtime Tom Waits fan.

The Quick 9: 9 Bad Parents

Stacy Conradt

No one ever said being a parent was easy, but these parents aren't even trying.

Why Are St. Bernards Always Depicted With Barrels Around Their Necks?

Matt Soniak

mental_floss477:http://blogs.static.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/22471.html

Why Certain British Women Don't Wear Coats

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Evidently, a major stereotype among people of the British Isles is how young ladies from the Northeast part of the country are seemingly impervious to the cold.

11 Ivy League-Educated Major League Baseball Players

Scott Allen

Baseball has often been described as the thinking man's game. Yogi Berra once said that America's national pastime was 90 percent mental, and the other half physical.

Lunchtime Quiz: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Ethan Trex

Sergio Leone's 1966 spaghetti Western The Good, The Bad and The Ugly ruthlessly depicts the brutality of the West as it tells the story of three self-interested gunfighters searching for $200,000

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