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Morning Cup of Links: Video Toast

Miss Cellania

6 Eerily Specific World Events Predicted by Comics. Is it possible that comic book writers have a super power of their own?  (via Interesting Pile) * X-ray Mania!

5 Questions: Remember the <em>Edmund Fitzgerald</em>

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The Late Movies: Quidditch

Andréa Fernandes

Quidditch, the magical game played by Harry Potter and company in J.K.

The Quick 10: 10 Ad Mascots Voiced by Celebrities

Stacy Conradt

With the recent announcement of a new, swanky, “sexualized” Mr.

Say What? When Athletes Are Misquoted

Bud Shaw

Note: Tomorrow night at 7pm, Bud Shaw will be speaking and answering questions at the mental_floss store in Chesterland, Ohio. Stop by and say

Name the Nut

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It’s easy to figure out which nut is which when you crack open a can of mixed nuts for a party. When they’re still in their shells, though? It’s not so easy. How well can you tell your walnuts from your almonds? (Note: We’re using “nut” in the broader culinary sense, not the botanical one.)

Did Cats Drive This Painter Insane?

Ransom Riggs

I wrote about the mad sculptor Messerschmidt last week, and in the comments one reader mentioned that his work reminded them of an English painter named Louis Wain (1860-1939) -- who I then proceeded

Mad Men Theme + Nat "King" Cole's "Nature Boy" = Beautiful Jazz

Chris Higgins

What happens when a mini-orchestra performs the Mad Men theme song, gently mashed up with Nat "King" Cole's classic "Nature Boy"? Awesome jazz fantasticness.

Tuesday Turnip

David K. Israel

In case you're not familiar with the Turnip, it's a whimsical Google search, wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting pages 'turn-up.' As always with this

Swords into Plowshares: Peaceful Weapon Recycling

Miss Cellania

And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation,

Brain Game: Really, Really Bad Rebus #19

I almost titled this Brain Game the Really, Really, Really Bad Rebus. Solve it (or peek) and you'll see why.

Morning Cup of Links: Atheist Hymn

Miss Cellania

A 1995 Newsweek editorial explains why shopping on the internet will never take off, websites will never influence elections, and newspapers are safe.

5 Questions: It's That Easy

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The Late Movies: The Short, Surreal Masterpieces of Jan Švankmajer

Ransom Riggs

Suppressed by his own government and almost unknown in the West until the 1980s, today Czech animator and filmmaker Jan Švankmajer is one of the world's most celebrated animators, and can count T

The Quick 10: George George and 9 Other Reduplicated Names

Stacy Conradt

When people with first name surnames (Aaron, Thomas, etc.) have a child and decide to basically name that child their surname for a first name as well, is it because they think it’s funny?

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