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Another Book Giveaway...

Jason English

Time to wrap up our latest book giveaway contest. You were asked to recast any historical moment you think would have been cooler, better, more exciting, etc. if it had happened differently.

How the Nose Can Control Human Sexuality

the mag

This article was written by Sam Kean and originally appeared in the 'Future of Sex' issue of mental_floss magazine (March-April 2008). If humans can train (or genetically engineer) themse

Metal-detecting Dune Buggy: Fun and Profit!

Miss Cellania

What could be better than finding hidden treasure without having to lift more than a finger? Now looking for loot is easier than ever with the Remote-controlled Metal-detecting Dune Buggy!

Brain Game: One More Time

Yes, today's Brain Game is really just a Q-and-A, but I thought it would be a nice way to start the week since the second half of the Major League Baseball season is now underway.

Strange Geographies: Iraq in San Diego

Ransom Riggs

In the 70s, Stu Segall made porn movies.

Deforestation: 3 Early Cases

David K. Israel

You'd have to be living in the center of a really thick forest not to know by now that the world's forests are disappearing little by little.

Morning Cup of Links: Moon Day +40

Miss Cellania

NASA's schedule of events celebrating the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing.

The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

How many of you Potterheads rushed out to see Half Blood Prince this weekend?

The 5pm Quiz: Name Those Lyrics

Jason English

You've been humming these tunes for decades, but do you know the words?

The Quick 10: The 10 Most Expensive Houses in the U.S.

Stacy Conradt

I know some of you _flossers must be house-hunting out there "“ you've still got a couple of months to get in on that tax credit!

6 Other Animals Dogs Will Adopt

Marissa Lee


How Electronic "20 Questions" Games Work

Chris Higgins

This article was originally published in March of

Let them Eat Cupcake!

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

This Thursday, Covent Garden "“ typically home to flocks of tourists, living statues, and souvenir tchotchke shops "“ had a new visitor, one who didn't stick around all that long after

Lunchtime Quiz: Movie Actor Face Mashup #2

David K. Israel

Each of the photos in this quiz contains two famous actors from one movie.

Brain Game: Don's Dining Day

I'm still looking for some Brain Games ideas from our readers so that my wife Kara and I can enjoy a vacation sometime before the decade is over.