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Morning Cup of Links: Big Cats Acting Like House Cats

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Clarence Birdseye founded his frozen food empire with $7. It bought him an electric fan, cakes of ice, and buckets of brine.

Clarence Birdseye founded his frozen food empire with $7. It bought him an electric fan, cakes of ice, and buckets of brine.

Golden Globe Winners (Best Film: Drama)

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Here's a quick quiz for movie buffs. Can you name the last ten pictures to win the Best Film: Drama award at the Golden Globes? We're posting this quiz on January 17, 2010, so we're looking for the winners from the 2000 ceremony (1999 movies) through the 2009 ceremony (2008 movies). You've got 5 minutes. Good luck!

More people watched Elvis's <em>Aloha from Hawaii</em> than the landing on the Moon.

More people watched Elvis's Aloha from Hawaii than the landing on the Moon.

At certain points during a baseball pitcher’s delivery, the pitcher’s arm is rotating at approximately 7,000 degrees per second—the equivalent of rotating your arm all the way around 70,000 times an hour.

At certain points during a baseball pitcher’s delivery, the pitcher’s arm is rotating at approximately 7,000 degrees per second—the equivalent of rotating your arm all the way around 70,000 times an hour.

Name the 2010 MLB Stat Leaders

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As Roy Halladay so impressively reminded us last night, the MLB Playoffs are upon us. That means it's the perfect time to take a look back at the 2010 season. We'll give you a stat, you choose the player or team that led their league or all of baseball in that category.

Magnetic Attraction

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Below you'll find 10 statements about magnets. Can you determine which are true and which are false?

Sam Houston is the only person in United States history who was a governor of two states (Texas and Tennessee), a U.S. Senator (Texas), a chief military commander for another country (Republic of Texas), and a President of another country (Republic of Tex

Sam Houston is the only person in United States history who was a governor of two states (Texas and Tennessee), a U.S. Senator (Texas), a chief military commander for another country (Republic of Texas), and a President of another country (Republic of Texas).

Morning Cup of Links: The Legacy of Nelson Mandela

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In Argentina, you can get your caffeine fix with yerba maté. Made from dried holly leaves, the beverage stimulant is so popular that the average Argentine drinks 11 pounds of the stuff a year.

In Argentina, you can get your caffeine fix with yerba maté. Made from dried holly leaves, the beverage stimulant is so popular that the average Argentine drinks 11 pounds of the stuff a year. 

So, Where'd You Go To College? (Movie Star Edition)

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The deadline for our $50,000 Tuition Giveaway is fast approaching. All you have to do is tell us, in 750 words or less, why you should win. But you have to tell us by January 31st. If you win one of our scholarships, go on to college and then make it big in the world of film, perhaps we'll include you in a future edition of the "So, Where'd You Go To College?" game.

Discontinued Ben & Jerry's Flavor or Band I Found On MySpace?

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This quiz comes from ‘The Worksheet’ on page 22 of the latest mental_floss magazine (pick yours up wherever brilliant/lots of magazines are sold). Let’s test your knowledge of down-and-out flavors and up-and-coming artists. Then tell us how you did.

(This quiz was originally posted in 2007; there are probably a lot more MySpace bands now. But if you try to pick which ones are discontinued ice cream flavors, the quiz still works.)

Happy Festivus!

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In December of 1997, Seinfeld introduced Festivus to the world. All these holiday seasons later it's still going strong, with books, parties, and poles popping up each year. How much do you remember about the episode that started it all?

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