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Make-A-Wish: Turning Kids Into Superheroes, Ice Cream Men & More

Ethan Trex

The Make-A-Wish Foundation has granted nearly 200,000 wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Who Wants to Write on Glass?

David K. Israel

Every now and then, following our blog pays off in nontraditional ways. Sure, we're the place where knowledge junkies get their fix. But we're also the place to score free stuff!

Stacy Conradt Had Her Baby!

Jason English

Update: The First Baby Picture! After furious negotiations, we've secured the rights to the first photo of Lydia Louise Conradt. Our apologies to People, Us Weekly and The Des Moines Register.

Mother Nature's Guide to Wild Medicine

the mag

by Eric Furman The rainforest supplies more than 120 prescription drugs worldwide.

10 Crazy Cupcakes

Miss Cellania

The cupcake is an art form we can all get behind. It involves baking, an art form in itself, decorating, where the sky is the limit, and photography if the results are good.

Brain Game: Next!

What's the next letter in this sequence? E, O, E, R, E, X, ? Here is the SOLUTION. THE SOLUTION: N.

Why Are Iranian Movies So Good?

Ransom Riggs

Iran's regime is one of the most repressive and censor-happy in the world, and yet their independent filmmakers have, over the last twenty years or so, proven themselves to be some of the best an

Morning Cup of Links: Effervescence

Miss Cellania

Could the power of the Mentos/Coke reaction propel a vehicle? Of course it can! (via Unique Daily) * Nomen Ludi.

5 Questions: Down in My Heart

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The Captain Planet Quiz

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With the failure of the junk shot and top kill, it's clear that the only solution left for the oil spill is to call on Captain Planet. Since that isn't a real option (as much as my seven-year-old self would like to believe it is), we can at least celebrate the Earth's superhero with a quiz. See how much you remember about the classic Captain Planet and the Planeteers cartoon.

The Late Movies: The Dating Game

Mario Marsicano

Here's something that a lot of celebrities did before they got famous—appeared on The Dating Game.

Million Dollar Questions

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Here are twelve million-dollar questions from past episodes of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? We can't offer you any lifelines, and if you get them all right, we're not going to pay you the $13,040,000 (or the 20,000,000 rupees) that these 12 contestants earned. But you have our permission to daydream about what you'd buy with that money for the rest of the day.

What Makes #2 Pencils So Special?

Ethan Trex

Most of us pick up pencils and lose them without giving it a second thought. Pencils are a bit more interesting than you might, think, though.

How Did You Know Rachel Horn?

David K. Israel

We had a lot of fun giving away daily neatorama prizes this month! We hope you enjoyed the new aspect of the game.

At the Libraries: Your Weekly Round-Up

Miss Kathleen

Every Wednesday, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of things happening at libraries across the country. If there's something fun going on in your local library this week, leave us a

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