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Weekend Links: Shoes You Can Eat

Allison Keene

Who needs trading cards showcasing successful, fit athletes when you can have Geek of the Week cards instead? I want some of these to put in my spokes!

The World’s 8 Weirdest National Holidays

Jill Harness

Whether it means a day off or just an excuse to celebrate, Americans love holidays, even preposterous ones such as National Miniature Golf Day, but we’re not the only ones.

The Late Movies: Ferret Frenzy

Miss Cellania

A pet ferret is a laugh a minute. More than one pet ferret means constant giggles for as long as you can stand them! Extreme Ferrets Ferret

The Quick 10: Proper Names With Punctuation

Stacy Conradt

Happy Punctuation Day! To help my fellow word nerds celebrate, today’s Q10 focuses on people and places with strange punctuation in their names. Perhaps I’ll start going by St@cy Conradt… 1.

How the SEC Schools Got Their Nicknames

Scott Allen

Top-ranked Alabama visits Arkansas on Saturday for a heated Southeastern Conference football battle between two schools with a couple of the more unique nicknames in college sports—Crimson Tide and Ra

Woody's Winners, NFL Week 3

NFL WEEK THREE: By my count, seven teams are expected to start a different QB this week than they did just half a month ago on Kickoff Weekend.

History of the U.S.: Abraham Lincoln, Psychic Friend

Stacy Conradt

Some of the most famous séances took place in the White House in 1863, when Mary Todd Lincoln invited the female medium Nettie Colburn Maynard to help her contact the spirit of her dead son Willie.

John Green Hates Pennies (and Nickels)

Chris Higgins

So I'm a few weeks late to this party, but after Kottke.org picked up John Green's anti-penny rant I felt obligated under the Blogger Code to post this video.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Dave Brubeck

Ethan Trex

Legendary jazz musician Dave Brubeck may be approaching his 90th birthday, but he still occasionally sits down at his piano for a crowd.

Have You Ever Been Mistaken for Someone Else?

Jason English

Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Finally: A Use for Zucchini An unnamed woman rose to the occasion when her dog was attacked by a bear near Missoula, Montana. The 200-pound bear came up on the back porch of her home.

5 Great Australian Frauds

Mark Juddery

Australians are honest, trustworthy people, without exception. Well… maybe a few exceptions.

Trajan: the Movie Font

Ransom Riggs

Never heard of Trajan? I guess you're not a graphic designer. But you've definitely seen it: it's everywhere, on every other movie poster you've ever seen.

Brain Game: Faraway Eyes

Friday at last! Following are the scrambled titles of five hit songs by The Rolling Stones. Unscramble each to come up with the correct title.

Morning Cup of Links: Elvira Returns

Miss Cellania

Whatever happened to Elvira, Mistress of the Dark? She never really went away, and she'll be back on TV starting this weekend. (via Boing Boing) * The Banality of Narcissism.