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Married to the Eiffel Tower

Ransom Riggs

Every time you think you've heard it all, something new comes along and blows the doors off your preconceptions.

Morning Cup of Links: Darwin's Birthday

Miss Cellania

In honor of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin today, here are quotable things he never said.

9 British Politicians & The Scandals That Ruined Them

Paul Sorene

When the electorate sprinkles fairy dust on a vainglorious, thrusting politician and sends them to Parliament, we expect the expected.

5 Questions You've Always Had About Chickens — Answered!

David Clark

On this planet, there are now more chickens than any other bird, and many, many more chickens than humans. Nevertheless, most people know very little about the fowl they devour nearly every day.

Amish Hackers

Chris Higgins

Today's surprising article: Kevin Kelly on Amish hackers.

The Quick 8: Eight People Who Have Been Cryonically Preserved (and one who wasn't)

Stacy Conradt

1. Dr. James Bedford, a psych professor at the University of California, was the first person to ever be cryonically preserved.

8 Tuition-Free Colleges

Scott Allen

During difficult economic times, the cost of higher education leaves many students wondering if they can afford to go to college. For those who want to avoid being saddled with huge loans, the U.S.

Caption Contest No. 14

David K. Israel

We're back with another cartoon by regular _floss reader, the multi-talented Robert Bonotto. To repeat the rules, the idea here is quite simple: Your job is to come up with a gag.

Dietribes: Death by Chocolate

Allison Keene

This post is dedicated to all my fellow chocoholic Flossers, who might dare strive to drink 50 cups of chocolate a day as Montezuma, the Aztec king, was said to do.

Pigeon Guided Missiles (the bird-brained military scheme that almost happened!)

Special Guest Star

This week we're thrilled to have guest blogger Courtney Humphries posting with us.

Brain Game: When I'm 64

Today's Brain Game is like an episode of TV's Lost: Some will "get it" right away, while others may stare at it for hours without it making a lick of sense.

Are Rich People Ruder?

Ransom Riggs

At first blush, it sounds like one of those stereotypes that's easy to disprove: the Grey-Poupon crowd gets a bad rap not because they actually look down their noses at the rest of us, but becaus

Morning Cup of Links: NASA Cleans the Loo

Miss Cellania

DNA analysis of thousands of species is helping scientists to redraw the evolutionary tree. It promises to be a very dense, bushy tree when full grown. * The Top 18 Most Addictive Drugs On Earth.

Going Mainstream & Other Odds/Ends

Jason English

Stacy Conradt's story on Muppet origins is currently sitting atop CNN's Most Emailed list. Congrats to Stacy, and a warm welcome to all you first-time visitors who came from CNN.

The True Master: Johan Jongkind

Andréa Fernandes

Yesterday was the 118th anniversary of the death of Johan Barthold Jongkind (1819-1891).

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