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Besides Handing Out Oscars, What Does the Academy Do?

Ethan Trex

Although the Academy Awards are far and away the most visible of all of the Academy's endeavors, the group is involved in numerous other missions in the field of film study.

Documentaries I Like: Frontline

Chris Higgins

Frontline is a PBS documentary series that has consistently offered the best reporting on a huge range of topics for over 25 years.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Eyebrows Shaved for Charity 72-year-old Si Burgher had eyebrow hairs as long as three inches. They were so long he brushed them every day.

Brain Game: My Name's Friday

Kara and I love Dragnet...

Morning Cup of Links: Oscar Nominations

Miss Cellania

This handy list of Oscar nominees will prepare you for the awards on February 22nd.

Where Does Google Store All Those Servers?

Ethan Trex

In the new issue of mental_floss magazine, Ethan Trex answers The Biggest Questions of 2009.

Two on the Twenty-Second

Andréa Fernandes

Today's "Feel Art Again" takes a brief look at two influential but little-known artists who were born 130 years apart on this date, January

The Quick 10: 10 Undignifed Deaths

Stacy Conradt

I don't know that there is ever a particularly dignified way to die, I guess, but these 10 seemed especially unseemly. Note to self: don't do drugs while sitting on the toilet.

8 Unusual College Scholarships

Kara Kovalchik

Young people just don't appreciate how easy they have it these days.

Reviewing The Wrestling Album

Ethan Trex

You'll pay to watch your favorite wrestlers fake-fight, but will you shell out your hard-earned cash to hear them really sing?

5 WTF-Worthy eBay Auctions

Ransom Riggs

1. A role in a Stephen King

Who Pays for the Obama Family's Food?

Ethan Trex

Like all presidents, Barack Obama and his family will have to pay for their own food while they're living in the White House. But does someone actually send them a bill?

6 Days on a Container Ship

Chris Higgins

Today's awesomeness: excellent travel writing from Fred Scharmen, a man who spent six days aboard Dettifoss, a container ship.

Angels of Death: 8 Medical Murderers

Miss Cellania

Serial murderers can come from any background and work in any profession. However, medical careers make it easy for someone who is inclined to murder to carry it out, and to cover it up.

Brain Game: Bit 10 Times?

Research has revealed that, upon hearing a phrase beginning with the words "Let X equal," some humans perk up and focus in on the mathematic joy that follows.

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