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Morning Cup of Links: Zeus' Birthplace

Miss Cellania

The Ten Most Interesting Jack The Ripper Suspects. It reads like a list of the most eccentric people of the era. (via Gorilla Mask) * Scientists think they have found the birthplace of Zeus.

4 Medical & Emotional Conditions Named for Mythological Characters

Martha Brozyna

The English language is rich with words and phrases derived from other languages, such as Anglo-Saxon and Latin.  Many terms also come from Greek and Roman mythology.

The Quick 10: Gossip About the Grammys

Stacy Conradt

So who watched the Grammys last night? Were you underwhelmed? I kind of was.

Ladies Playing Ukuleles

Chris Higgins

The web is great for lots of things: videos of pets doing unusual things, breaking news about something Christian Bale said a long time ago, and even, you know, news and learning and stuff.

Flossing with Twitter

Stacy Conradt

A few of us writers here at the _floss have been exploring Twitter to see if it's a worthwhile tool for us to use with the blog. The answer: we don't know.

How Does Scratch and Sniff Work?

Matt Soniak

Scratch and sniff was born of the noble endeavor of making copies.

Hoverit Lounge Chair

Miss Cellania

How cool is it to sit in a levitating chair? The British company Hoverit has a lounge chair that hangs in the air with no visible means of support. True, you see

America's Dirtiest Hotels

Ransom Riggs

The horror stories are everything you secretly dread when checking in to an anonymous motel along the interstate, but are too nervous to verify: peek under the pillow and you just might find someone e

Brain Game: Math Monday

Welcome to Math Monday. (No, it's not a regular feature; I just felt numerical today.) I should know better than to give you an open-ended puzzle to begin the week...

7 Planets, as composed by Holst

David K. Israel

The English composer Gustav Holst completed his most famous work, The Planets, about 15 years before Pluto was discovered.

Morning Cup of Links: Castle Graffiti

Miss Cellania

1966 GE College Bowl: Agnes Scott vs. Princeton.

Notable Moments in Limb and Face Transplant History

Meghan Holohan

In 2008, surgeons completed two procedures that could forever change transplant surgery.

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

(Yes, this means the quizzes are working again. Thanks for your

The Dada of Us All: Man Ray

Andréa Fernandes

Emmanuel Radnitsky (1890-1976), better known as Man Ray, led a life as interesting as his artwork.

The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

Try a deceptively simple online game where you catapult objects in an attempt to hit the cork that's supporting a dam.