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What's the First Thing You Ever Bought Online?

Jason English

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.

The Hindenburg, Pre- and Post-Disaster

Chris Higgins

If you've seen the Hindenburg before, it's likely only the film of it crashing and burning -- "Oh, the humanity!" and all that.

15 Unusual Beds

David K. Israel

From a Millennium Falcon bed to a mousetrap bed (which just might be my favorite on the list!), here's 15 beds that will keep you up at night wishing you had cooler sleeping arrangements.

Name the Athletes Who Made Sports Illustrated's Cover in Consecutive Weeks

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Jeremy Lin is on the cover of Sports Illustrated for the second straight week. This kind of thing doesn't happen often — while one athlete appeared on consecutive covers six times, only nine others were deemed cover-worthy in back-to-back weeks. How many of those athletes can you name in five minutes?

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Chuck Norris May Connect Austria and Slovakia It looks like people wanting to pass between Slovakia and Austria in the future may have to cross Chuck Norris to do it.

Brain Game: Good Puck!

We asked the same question about the NBA a few months back, but today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-All Friday challenge focuses on that "other" winter team sport: hockey.

Morning Cup of Links: Grambo and Pruno

Miss Cellania

What will happen if the state takes control of human reproduction? The world of science fiction can give us some frightening scenarios. (via Boing Boing) * J.K.

5 Questions: Titanic

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The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 42

Mark Arminio

It's Thursday, it's late, it's time once again for GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common.

30,000 Pounds of Sodium + Lake = Massive Explosion

Chris Higgins

So let's say it's 1947, you're the War Assets Administration, and you've got 30,000 pounds of spare metallic sodium from WWII on your hands.

7 Memorable Moments from Oscar Hosts Past and Present

Bill DeMain

1. Will

Interview with Trace Beaulieu of MST3K and Cinematic Titanic

Sandy and Kara

The conclusion to our two-part exclusive interview with Trace Beaulieu, formerly of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and now with Cinematic Titanic Read yesterday's part one

At the Libraries: Finding a Home for 30,000 Books

Miss Kathleen

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a

Challenge Accepted: 8 Inspiring Stories

Miss Cellania

Some people live their lives by making the best of what they have. And then there are people who even make the best of what they don't have.

The New Hipster Cities of America?

David K. Israel

There's a new-ish blog on the scene here in Austin called Culture Map, which I've been enjoying very much during my stay.