Morning Cup of Links


There's a Long Wait to Check Out the 'Most Exclusive Website'

Hannah Keyser

Usually the Internet involves instant access to information. But you could wait up to six hours for the Most Exclusive Website.

6 International Terms of Endearment

Arika Okrent the mag

A look at sweet nothings from around the world.

14 Things You Might Not Know About 'The Stranger'

Michael Arbeiter

Even if you’ve read Albert Camus’s slim novel of detachment repeatedly, there are still a few things you may not know about the masterpiece.

The 50 Funniest Town Slogans in the U.S.

9 Ways Not Getting Enough Sleep Ruins Your Health

Hannah Keyser

Not getting enough sleep is seriously messing you up.

15 Fast Facts About 'Days of Thunder'

Eric D Snider

'Days of Thunder' was many people's first exposure to the high-octane, left-turning world of NASCAR

15 Ways to Avoid Saying 'Death'

Mark Peters

We'll say anything to avoid the d-word.

New Online Geeky Game Show: 'Um, Actually'

Chris Higgins

The show in which geeks make extremely minor corrections prefaced with the phrase "Um, actually...."

Why Do We Get Tip-of-the-Tongue Syndrome?

Jessica Hullinger

Did you know the phenomenon has a name?

Why Do Bikes Stay Upright On Their Own?

Chris Higgins

How come bikes don't just topple over? Tip: It's not your ultra-muscular power. It's physics.

Pick the Borders of Germany Without Getting One Wrong

Mary Roach Talks Space Poop on 'Bullseye with Jesse Thorn'

Chris Higgins

On NASA's Fecal Containment System: "Basically it’s a Shop-Vac."

11 Things You Might Not Know About the U.S. Navy

David W Brown

The U.S. Navy is the largest navy in the world, and it is steeped in lore and tradition.

The First Song Played On Mars

Dan Lewis

One small sound for man; one giant song for mankind.

16 Dizzying Facts About 'Labyrinth'

Roger Cormier

Jim Henson's deeply personal tale of a teenage girl losing her baby brother to a Goblin King wasn't a hit when it was first released.