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The September 11th Digital Archive

Mary

Probably the most authentic, and quite possibly the most moving, September 11th material on the

Contest winner: You're all invited

Mary

When we saw the first entry in our "create a new holiday" contest, we were tempted to award it first prize then and there: "I hereby propose a holiday honoring one thing we all have

1 of 2 Japanese things to look forward to

Mangesh Hattikudur

I read two exciting things in this month's terrific Esquire, and surprisingly enough they were both penned by mental_floss contributor Doug Cantor.

2 of 2 Japanese things to look forward to

Mangesh Hattikudur

#2) Make cheap wine taste great in minutes! While Tom Hanks proved in Big that speeding through puberty isn't always the best idea, at least for humans, Japanese scientist Hiroshi Tanaka, feels

The certainty of chance

Ransom Riggs

Can one person really change the world? The answer, claims Princeton's parapsychological Global Consciousness Project, is no. At least, not just by thinking about it.

Cut it out!

Mangesh Hattikudur

Being the son of a Pre-school teacher I can't help but admire this sort of paper work. These amazing sculptures were all created by Peter Callesen, an artist from Denmark.

Editor's note: September 11th

Mary

Blogging will continue as normal today, but we'll be linking to a number of respectful memorials and essays across the web. Let's start with 2,996: one blogger and one tribute for every

You were ready (or not) for some football

Mary

Behold, the answers to our football

Sinking to new lows

David K. Israel

So what's the lowest point on earth? If your answer is that one time when you forgot your mother's birthday, you may be right (and shame on you!), but if we're talking geography, sor

Are you ready for some football? Prove it!

Mary

With the football season fully starting up this weekend, our brilliant research editor Sandy Wood has devised the ultimate test for proving that you (a) love the game and (b) actually know something a

Hair today, and at this rate, probably hair tomorrow

Mary

Yes, it's yet another Baby Toupee post! We're told that, now that the meme has rocketed around the Internet, the Baby Toupee website (which we think we were the first blog to feature) is

Weekend Word Wrap: Paging Doctor

David K. Israel

Now that the summer is unofficially over, and we're all wishing it wasn't, I thought one way at least to pretend like casual Fridays are still in effect is to play a little casual word game.

How to bet on snail races (and win!)

Mangesh Hattikudur

Hey, we're not judging. If you want to spend your free time (and cash) betting on gastropod races down at the track, we're fine with that—we're just here to give you a tip.

Celluloid-stumper: no horsing around

David K. Israel

Some of you have suggested that our stumpers have been too easy so far. Perhaps that's true. Perhaps you'll find this celluloid-stumper more challenging then.

I think Punch needs a second opinion

Mary

I've heard of doctors making after-the-fact diagnoses on historical figures like Alexander the Great (there's more about that in our upcoming project, Med School in a Box), but this is just

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