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7 Names Inspired By Poetry

Mark Arminio

From Shakespeare to Sylvia Plath, Gilgamesh to Dylan, poets have left an indelible mark on our culture.

If They Build It: 9 Other Sports Facilities by the Architects of Camden Yards

Scott Allen

In 1983, Chris Carver, Ron Labinski, Joe Spear, and Dennis Wellner founded the first architecture firm dedicated exclusively to the design of sports facilities.

Magazine Sneak Peek!: Skyscraper Farms and Other Architecture of the Future

the mag

Some people are claiming that these Japanese plant factories are the wave of the future.

Brain Game: Jed & Zed Need Socks

Today's Brain Game isn't a trick; just logic. Enjoy! Identical twin brothers Jed and Zed - both completely blind - preferred to dress alike. One day, they entered a clothing store.

The 2.0 Dope

David K. Israel

DopeTracks.com might go down as one of the coolest Web 2.0 sites to come down the pipe, or it might turn out to be a colossal flop.

Morning Cup of Links: 100th Birthday Parties

Colin Patrick

Name Your Tale is a very interesting concept.

Now Batting... your iPhone

David K. Israel

We knew it was just a matter of time. What we didn't know, was how little time it would take. Starting today, you'll be able to watch live Major League Baseball games on your iPhone.

The Late Movies: Card Tricks

Chris Higgins

Tonight let's take a look at some fabulous YouTube card tricks! This first trick is a classic David Blaine routine in which he seems to shoot a card through a glass

The Quick 10: 10 Shocking Hollywood Deaths

Stacy Conradt

Does it seem like only 15 years ago that we were all plastered to the screen, watching a white Bronco speed down Interstate 405? That's because it was.

Odds/Ends: Help a reader out (or hire our old intern)

Jason English

A big thanks to Kevin Wildes of ESPN's SportsNation for name-dropping mental_floss on Bill Simmons' B.S. Report podcast. It was the highlight of yesterday's dog walk.

Michael Pollan Takes a Plant's-Eye View

Chris Higgins

In this TED Talk from 2007, nature writer Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma, In Defense of Food) thinks about plants...from the point of view of those plants.

Dietribes: Milk It for All It's Worth

Allison Keene

"¢ Milk must do a body good since it's the first thing any of us drink!

Mistaken Identities and Executions: 6 Murderers Who Didn't Do It

Rob Lammle

What do you do when you've just hanged someone for murder, and then their "victim" pops up alive and healthy a few towns away? 1. Not the Marion

5 Really, Really Expensive Speeding Tickets

David K. Israel

What's the most expensive speeding ticket you've ever gotten? What's the craziest ticket you've ever received? Drop a comment and let us know.

Brain Game: Counting to 10

There has been heated debate recently over the value of shows like Sesame Street on the education of our youth.