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The Rock-afire Explosion

Chris Higgins

Remember Showbiz Pizza Place? In the 80's, Showbiz franchise restaurants competed with Chuck E. Cheese's, offering animatronic robot rock, an arcade, and (perhaps only incidentally) pizza.

Child Burial Customs Around the World

Ransom Riggs

By anyone's measure, burying a child is one of the most difficult experiences imaginable.

7 Geeky Flowcharts

Miss Cellania

There are those who would say the phrase "geeky flowcharts" is redundant, since flowcharts are pretty geeky in themselves.

Worst Case of Mistaken Identity

the mag

It's Just A Pebble: That's what a South African farm wife told amateur geologist Schalk van Niekerk in 1866 when he took interest in a rock that her children were playing with.

Morning Cup of Links: Hitler's American Nephews

Miss Cellania

Adolph Hitler's American relatives vowed never to marry or have children.

11 Rejections that are older than John McCain's Rejection

Special Guest Star

By John Green For anyone paying attention to the recent headlines, the media's been making a big to-do of John McCain's editorial getting rejected by the folks at the New York Times.

The Quick 10: 10 Facts About the Number 26

Stacy Conradt

I'm celebrating birthday number 26 today, so I thought I would see what other factoids I could find about the number. 10 Facts About the Number 26 1.

Probably the most important ring you'll ever give her

Mangesh Hattikudur

If my class ring had this sort of functionality, I would have bought one immediately.

If dolphins are mammals and all mammals have hair, why aren't dolphins hairy?

Matt Soniak

When it comes to being mammal, dolphins fit the bill in all respects: they give birth to live young and nurse them, they're warm-blooded, they've got lungs and breathe air (they're also

Beautiful photos of New NASA vehicles

Mangesh Hattikudur

Yesterday was the 39th anniversary of Neil Armstrong and company's historic moon landing. In digging around, I found these great photos on TheCellar.

Brain Game: Green Thumbs

My job requires that I spend a lot of time indoors, and so my friends tend to do the same. Two cohorts of mine - Edward Carter and Johnny Millikin - decided to try their hands at gardening this year.

The WASP Injector Knife

Miss Cellania

The WASP Injector Knife was designed to kill in a particularly gruesome but effective way. It's marketed as a defense against deadly sharks, wildcats, and bears.

The (Many) Mistakes That Killed a President

the mag

President James Garfield's Mistake: Denying lawyer Charles Guiteau a diplomatic post and/or not realizing that Guiteau was seriously mentally disturbed. Charles Guiteau's Mistake: Believi

How Did You Know? - {day 1}

David K. Israel

We're back with another 5-day trivia hunt! To remind you of the rules: Every day this week, I'll be presenting a specific challenge.

A Spoonful of Wheaties Facts

Kara Kovalchik

Maybe because it doesn't get much competition from Little Chocolate Donuts (the donuts of champions), but more probably because of its genius marketing, Wheaties has been a breakfast staple for l

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