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Weekend Links: Tickle-Me-Koala

Allison Keene

Need a collaborative, creative kid project? Use Lunch Notes as an inspiration: “Every day since kindergarten Rob Kimmel has sent his son to school with a post-it note and pen inside his lunchbox.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you

Weekend Links: The Hubble Telescope Turns 21

Allison Keene

Signs You Have Arrived: when there’s a drink named after you. * How many of these 100 great books have you read?

The Inspiration for Breaking Bad

Jason English

From Greg Braxton in The Los Angeles Times: The series was inspired by concerns [series creator] Vince Gilligan and writer friend Tom Schnauz had after The X-Files ended about the scarcity of scree

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

8 Secrets From the Wonderful World of Disney

Adam Raymond

1. There Are Human Remains in the Haunted Mansion The Haunted Mansion ride at Disneyland is one of the scariest places in the park, but not for the reasons you’d expect.

The Late Movies: Fun with Harry Potter

Miss Cellania

The final movie in the Harry Potter series opened this weekend -although you may have to wait a day or two to get tickets at this point.

As American as Apple Pie Bombs

Stacy Conradt

American institution or not, Nikita Khrushchev probably wasn’t impressed with the mysterious homemade apple pie he received during his first visit to the United States in 1959.

The World's Most Dapper Koala

Jill Harness

Poor Asha just had what was almost certainly his worst day ever; he was hit by two different cars while trying to cross the street. Fortunately, a rescuer found him in time to save him.

Plus: Grading Systems

David K. Israel

When I was in school, A+ was the best grade one could get. 90 was an A-, 95, an A and 100 = A+. Of course, grading systems vary depending on where you grow up.

What High School Class Have You Found Most Useful?

Jason English

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.

The World's Worst Photoshop Propaganda

Brett Savage

Here's a scenario for you: You're a megalomaniac world leader with an obsequious state-run media outlet at your disposal.

Jim Henson on Muppet History, Construction, and Performance

Chris Higgins

In this ten-minute video, Jim Henson, Frank Oz, and Michael Frith discuss some of the history and functions of muppets -- how they're put together, how simplicity leads to subtlety, and how to br

Where'd Rick Moranis Go?

Ransom Riggs

Anyone growing up in the 80s likely has vivid and fond memories of Rick Moranis' role as the hapless and self-deprecating Louis Tully in Ghostbusters, or perhaps as the dad in Honey I Shrunk the

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Bear-safety Lecture Interrupted by Bear Last Friday, Yellowstone National Park bear biologist Kerry Gunther and park spokesman Dan Hottle were being filmed by a CNN news crew about bear safety.