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Morning Cup of Links: Traveling Cupcake

Miss Cellania

In case you missed it, here's a transcript and video of president Obama's inaugural speech.

Catching the Heart of America: Andrew Wyeth

Andréa Fernandes

On Friday, January 16, 2009, the American painter Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) passed away.

Our Next Book Giveaway: The Book of Useless Information

Jason English

First, a little housekeeping.

6 College Pranks We Wish We'd Thought Of

Ransom Riggs

What is it about the collegiate atmosphere that inspires pranks? Maybe it's the lure of becoming a school legend, your hilarious exploits recounted 'round bonfires for years to come.

The Quick 10: 10 Cereals That Will Give You a Toothache Just By Reading About Them

Stacy Conradt

I could probably eat cereal for every meal. I love Franken-Berry, but I only allow myself to have it once a year (at Halloween, of course).

Dead Celebrities Brought Back To Sell Stuff

Kara Kovalchik

Readers always write, and I love to hear from them—especially if they have an intriguing TV-related question that makes me jump up and down yelling à la Arnold Horshack "Oh! Oh!

Celebrating the Inauguration

Andréa Fernandes

President Barack Obama's inauguration is being celebrated and watched not just around the U.S., but all around the world. Each group is celebrating in their own way.

Italy's Most Famous Drowned Town

Ransom Riggs

Since Roman times, the towns of Graun and Reschen high in the Alps near the Italian-Swiss border had been occupied.

Presidential Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

Presidential history has been a popular subject for our Daily Lunchtime Quizzes during the endless campaign of 2008.

A cappella is alive and well! 3 great recordings

David K. Israel

In Italian, a cappella literally means in chapel style.

Catching Up With 9 Advertising Icons

Jason English

There's a lot of buzz around this year's slate of Super Bowl ads. But will you even remember these commercials next year?

Dead Pigeons, The Kid from Jerry Maguire & Other Past Inauguration Guests

Ethan Trex

The crowd at Barack Obama's momentous inauguration will include a number of special guests, including the Tuskegee Airmen and the crew of US Airways Flight 1549.

Brain Game: Just Prez Play

Regardless of your political affiliation, please take a moment to wish good fortune to our 44th president, who will take office today and lead our nation into the future.

Inauguration Kitsch For Sale

Miss Cellania

Every inauguration of a new president brings out the kitsch, the manufactured collectibles of the moment. But this inauguration has more marketing opportunities than any before.

Where the heck are our hydrogen-powered cars?

Ethan Trex

In the new issue of mental_floss magazine, Ethan Trex answers The Biggest Questions of 2009.