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Science Fiction Home Furnishings

Miss Cellania

Earlier this week I was working on a list of science fiction-inspired furniture when I became distracted by a number of creative science fiction quilts.

Brain Game: Spelling Numbers

The mentalfloss.com Brain Game enters Think Thursday. Everyone should be able to solve today's challenge, provided you take a few moments to work it out.

Morning Cup of Links: Bike Hazards

Miss Cellania

Germans obsessively listing all their possessions for hundreds of years may sound like the set-up for a joke.

5 Questions: Happy Birthday Les Paul

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Who Was the Unknown Rebel?

Stacy Conradt

This month marks the anniversary of an amazing act of nonviolent protest by a man whose name we still don’t know.

The Greatest Basketball Team You've Never Heard Of

Scott Allen

In the opening chapter of his book, On the Shoulders of Giants: My Journey Through the Harlem Renaissance, NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar recounts the time a reporter asked him what profession he woul

The Late Movies: Book Trailers, This Year's Winners and Losers

Chris Higgins

The same week I enjoyed Ransom's beautiful book trailer, I heard about the Moby Awards -- which, in addition to recognizing great book trailers, points out awful book trailers.

BABIP or CERA: A Baseball Stats Quiz

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Now that we're in the throes of the baseball season, it's not enough to evaluate players just on hits and home runs, or teams on just wins and losses. No, we need a whole slew of advanced statistics. Put your knowledge of baseball stats, both simple and complex, to the test in this quiz. Can you bat 1.000?

BlöödHag: Seattle's Edu-Core Death Metal Library Rockers

Chris Higgins

BlöödHag is a death metal band from Seattle who perform, among other places, in libraries.

10 Mileses

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Yes, you read that right. This quiz is about 10 people, characters, and companies named Miles. (Sorry not to be more international, but there aren't that many Joe Kilometers out there.) A score of 6 of 10 is considered a "win," so give it a shot. Good luck!

Hyper-Realistic Paintings

Jill Harness

I've already posted a few works of amazingly realistic art, but since many of you seem to enjoy the medium, I figured you might enjoy a few more seen in this new WebUrbanist

The Number of the Day: 175

Colin Patrick

Take that, color wheel! Pantone recently added 175 new entries to its already robust color system – bringing the total number of hues to 2,100.

Miss Peregrine Book Trailer: Director's Cut!

Ransom Riggs

I've been thinking about and working on various aspects of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children for so long that it feels like the book came out a long time ago -- but it was only yes

Brain Game: Filling Station

Please read the instructions to today's Wednesday Wordplay carefully so you don't spin your wheels trying to come up with answers.

Morning Cup of Links: Weird History

Miss Cellania

What Are Little Boys Made Of? A case study made famous in the world of anti-homosexual therapy had a real boy and an entirely more complicated story behind it.

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