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From the Archives: Now, you too can be a diamond! And we're dead serious.

Mary

Today's first archival tidbit comes from Scatterbrained: Diamonds are forever, the saying goes—and now you can be a diamond forever, too.

A much more fun way to look at the stock market

Will Pearson

Here's what the data from the NYSE looks like as 3-D art.

It's just like MySpace ...

Ransom Riggs

... except instead of making friends and scoring dates, Westerners with a little extra cash (and a philanthropic bent) meet needy third-worlders looking for low-interest microloans.

Oodles of holiday droodles (well, six of them, anyway)

To celebrate the holidays, here are six "holiday" droodles for you to decipher. Answers appear below the break. Happy holidays,

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Tsukiji Fish Market

Mary

I'm currently traveling in Japan, and since I've subjected you to seven Armchair Field Trips in the last two weeks, I think instead I'll let you see for yourselves what I've been

Weekend Word Wrap: clichés

David K. Israel

I've posted about clichés and hackneyed phrases before, but never seriously.

Wife fattening

Ransom Riggs

Fat, apparently, is in the eye of the beholder. If the beholder lives in the African nation of Mauritania, he's much more likely to believe that big is beautiful.

The Best and Worst American Cities

Will Pearson

CNNMoney.com has some interesting Top 5 lists about America's cities. Here are tops in each list: Safest - Brick Township, NJ Most Dangerous - St.

From the Archives: My mistress' name is nothing like my wife's

Mary

Today's tidbit comes from volume 5, issue 6: Noted comic (and drunk) W. C.

From the Archives: He shoots! He scores!

Mary

Today's first archival tidbit comes from What's the Difference? According to the Billiard Congress of America, during the Civil War billiard results often received wider coverage than war

The rumors are probably true

Ransom Riggs

Those rumors floating around the office lately about your job being on the line? Worrisome, sure, but easy enough to dismiss -- after all, they're only rumors.

Thingamajig Thursday: dragées

David K. Israel

It's Thursday folks, and you know what that means!

Origins: funky phrases

Ransom Riggs

"As the crow

Everything you ever wanted to know about namako-kabe

Mary

I'm currently traveling in Japan, and since I've subjected you to seven Armchair Field Trips in the last two weeks, I think instead I'll let you see for yourselves what I've been

Everything you ever wanted to know about wasabi

Mary

I'm currently traveling in Japan, and since I've subjected you dear people to seven Armchair Field Trips in the last two weeks, I think instead I'll let you see for yourselves what I&#

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