Wilford Brimley was Howard Hughes' bodyguard.
In this fourteen-minute TEDxBoston Talk, uber-geeks Erez Lieberman Aiden and Jean-Baptiste Michel talk about what they've learned from processing 5 million books (or 500 billion words) via the Go
In case you missed the first two installments in this mini-series, here’s the ‘60s post and yesterday’s ‘70s post. Today, of course, we move on to the ‘80s.
Scholastic's Parent & Child magazine recently released a list of the 100 Greatest Books for Kids.
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Students taking (or who have recently taken) geometry should find today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge easy. Most of the rest of us... not so much.
Henri, an existential-minded French cat, is filled with ennui.
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1. "The Star-Spangled Banner" (National Anthem version): 80
2. Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address: 271
3. The Emancipation Proclamation: 719 (title and signatures
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Every American’s least favorite day of the year is just around the corner. In commiseration, here are some things you might not know about the income tax.
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