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The Quick 10: 10 People Who Have Attained the Rank of Eagle Scout

Stacy Conradt

The Eagle Scout honor has been handed out in the Boy Scouts of America since 1912.

Pleasant Peasants: Daniel Ridgway Knight

Andréa Fernandes

The art of American ex-pat Daniel Ridgway Knight (1839-1924) captures the beauty of spring and summer, as seen with his "At Poissy "˜Your Health'." Although he lived and painted i

Even More Secrets from the Set of Roseanne

Kara Kovalchik

When we left you last week we were in the midst of some Roseanne behind-the-scenes trivia.

7 Links for People Who Really Miss the Workplace

Sydney Beveridge

Vacations aren't for everyone. Do you miss the tapping of keyboards, or the cozy comfort of your cubicle? Do you long for a bit of break room chatter?

A Global Warming Video ... from 1958?!

Ransom Riggs

Produced as part of the Bell Laboratory's series of educational science films, "The Unchained Goddess" is certainly campy ...

Do people sneeze in their sleep without waking up?

Matt Soniak

My old man was a snorer. His snoring was like the plot of a good action movie, with plenty of rising action.

The Tall Tales of Tom Collins (and how the drink came about)

Diana Wolf

"I was taking a drink just now at Andy Parle's, when I overheard an individual denouncing you in the vilest manner.

5 Athletes Who Struggled as Politicians

Ethan Trex

Once athletes are done dominating on the field, they're free to take their millions of dollars and go enjoy lives of golf and celebrity restaurant ownership.

Brain Game: 5 Cons Walked Into a Puzzle...

There aren't too many regular English words that contain five consecutive consonants, but three of them will be uttered fairly often during the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

10 Notable Staircases

Miss Cellania

Staircases can be so much more than just a means of getting to the next floor. A staircase can be a work of art, a conversation piece, a place to meditate, or a historical marker.Floating on a

The Worst Parking Job in History

the mag

The Tinderbox: Europe—all of it.

Thingamajig Thursday: the Brannock Device

David K. Israel

It's time for another Thingamajig Thursday. Today I'm naming that silvery metal thing you stick your foot in when you go to the shoe store.

Morning Cup of Links: Can vegans eat honey?

Miss Cellania

A librarian gives a calm and thoughtful response to a complaint about a children's book.

The 10,000 Year Photograph

Chris Higgins

Yesterday I covered the 10,000 Year Clock: a clock designed to tick just once per year, and intended to run for a long, long time.

The Quick 10: 10 Beetle Bits

Stacy Conradt

On this day five years ago, the last of the old-style VW Beetles rolled off of the assembly line. I always wanted to own an old, convertible-style Bug.

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