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David K. Israel

My mom just returned from a semester at sea (life-long-learner program). The other night she showed us her photos. Good stuff.

Dog Day Afternoon: The 35th Anniversary Quiz

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Earlier this year, the classic bank robbery movie Dog Day Afternoon celebrated its 35th anniversary. Let's see how well you remember the exploits of Sonny (Al Pacino) and Sal (John Cazale) in their ill-fated holdup attempt.

Patricia Piccinini's Revolting, Realistic Sculptures

Jill Harness

While sculpting the human body can take some serious skills, it takes even more talent to create a shockingly disgusting creature that looks utterly realistic and somehow invokes our sympathies.

A Note to Readers in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill Area

Jason English

The mental_floss Trivia Show may be headed to North Carolina's Research Triangle in 2011. Do we have any readers in that part of the country?

13 Weird and Wonderful Gingerbread Houses

Miss Cellania

Traditional alpine chalets, woodland cottages, and Victorian mansions made of gingerbread are impressive, to say the least. I know from experience that they are not easy to make.

Know Your Labels: The Stories Behind 5 California Wine Brands

Ethan Trex

As holiday parties approach, so does the specter of sipping from a small plastic cup of inexpensive wine as you make small talk. Ever wonder where the names on those bottles came from?

8-Bit Arthouse: Super There Will Be Blood

Ransom Riggs

Ingeniously combining two of my favorite things, nostalgia for the original Nintendo Entertainment System and indie movies -- specifically, 2007's dark and disturbing There Will Be Blood -- is Su

Brain Game: Get Well Soon!

By changing one letter at a time to form different English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert WELL into SOON in the fewest steps possible.

On Whales and Sunburn

Meghan Holohan

Don’t be surprised if Shamu looks a little pink the next time you see him. Whales are suffering from sunburn at an alarming rate—well, the real alarm is that whales get sunburn.

Morning Cup of Links: The Einstein Maze

Miss Cellania

An author discovers that his grandfather was an anonymous benefactor who gave money to 150 families for Christmas in 1933.

5 Questions: On the Button

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The Late Movies: Amazing Films from Down Under

Ransom Riggs

There are some pretty amazing Australian films out there, but by and large they're only well-known in their home country.

neatorama presents: HDYK? - {day 5}

David K. Israel

It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt! Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are happy to bring you the next How Did You Know?

The Quick 10: Bullets? We Don’t Need No Stinking Bullets.

Stacy Conradt

I went to the Nebraska/Colorado game this weekend and had an experience that others only dream of – I got to shoot the hot dog gun.

The Beatles Complete on Ukulele Dot Com

Chris Higgins

Apparently I'm late to the party on this one: thebeatlescompleteonukulele.com is a web project devoted to re-recording every Beatles song, using ukuleles, and posting the songs for free online.