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Origins of the Specious Contest Winners

Jason English

Last May, we welcomed grammar legend Patricia T. O'Conner as a guest blogger.

Dan Ariely: We're Irrational Decision Makers

Chris Higgins

Dan Ariely is back with another killer TED Talk about his research! Back in March I wrote Dan Ariely: Why People Cheat, pointing to Ariely's TED Talk about his research on cheating.

4 Famous Cases of Plagiarism

Floss books

With New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd's plagiarism scandal making headlines, we figured it was a good time to revisit a few other famous cases of word borrowing. 1.

Prehistoric Porn

David K. Israel

There are certain things about the Old Stone Age you learn in high school—like the distinctions between Lower Paleolithic, Middle Paleolithic, and Upper Paleolithic periods.

Better Late Than Never: 6 Delayed Tales

Miss Cellania

Is it ever really too late to complete unfinished business?

Brain Game: Think Big

I've got movies on my mind lately, so today's Brain Game is a follow-up to yesterday's.

Morning Cup of Links: Milky Way over Texas

Miss Cellania

Top 10 Greatest Explosions Ever. Actually this list addresses ten types of big explosions, so you'll for sure learn something new. * The Many Sides of Shel Silverstein.

The Late Movies: Batman Window Cameos

Mario Marsicano

With Christian Bale's opening in Terminator Salvation just a few days away, I was reminded he recently signed on for Batman 3.

The 5pm Quiz: Mr. Burns' Softball All-Stars

Ethan Trex

It's still early in the Major League Baseball season, but some teams have already been ravaged by injuries.

Hear Them Roar! 6 More Women Who Beat the Boys

Kara Kovalchik

While the horse racing world is all abuzz over Rachel Alexandra, the amazing three-year-old filly who recently beat Kentucky Derby winner Mine that Bird (along with a field full of other colts) in the

The Quick 10: 10 Statues of Liberty (other than the original)

Stacy Conradt

It was recently announced that as of July 4, 2009, tourists (and non-tourists, I suppose) will once again be able to perch in the Statue of Liberty's crown to gaze out across the land.

All Your Base are Belong To Us: The Correct Translation

Chris Higgins

If you've been using the web in the last decade, you're likely aware of All your base are belong to us, a strange meme in which poorly translated video game dialogue led to a comedy wildfire

"Ninjas" in Blue Robes

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

It's an ancient north Indian fighting style that nearly died out in the 19th century, after the British Raj outlawed it and other indigenous martial arts.

4 Simpsons Controversies That Didn't End in Lawsuits

Karma Waltonen

Meet Dr. Ecstasy

Ransom Riggs

At the turn of the last century, there were only two psychedelic compounds known to man: cannabis and mescaline (which is what makes peyote so popular with shamans and hippies).

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