Morning Cup of Links


14 Things You Might Not Know About ‘Aliens’

Eric D Snider

In space, no one can hear you scream (not even the second time around).

John and Abigail Adams: America's First Power Couple

Lauren Cowling

The Adamses set the tone for generations of American political celebrity pairs to come.

25 Things You Should Know About New York City

Alvin Ward

There's more to the Big Apple than Central Park and Lady Liberty.

25 Lost Cities

Alvin Ward

John Green lifts the veil on some of antiquity's greatest—and most mysterious—civilizations.

10 Delicious Foods That You Can Cook or Bake With Your Car

Mark Mancini

When there’s no kitchen to be had, resourceful chefs can transform their cars into one.

7 Lesser-Known Members of the Batman Family

Mark Peters

Everyone knows Robin, Alfred, and Commissioner Gordon, but these 7 Batman allies are a little less familiar to the average Bat-fan.

Playing Tic-Tac-Toe With a 1966 Computer

Chris Higgins

"The only winning move is not to play."

The Mystery Of The Missing Purple Martins

Chris Higgins

An adventure to find a flock of Purple Martin songbirds.

12 Head-Scratching Terms Heard on Film Sets

Andrew N. Wong

Want to be a Hollywood insider? Then you’d better know the industry jargon.

10 Unexpected Duties Performed by the Secret Service

Stacy Conradt

We're guessing Secret Service agents didn't sign up to be wingmen and bellhops.

Why Engagement Rings Are Made With Diamonds

Ethan Trex

You can thank a De Beers marketing campaign that started in the 1930s.

This Weekend in History

Chris Higgins

Dylan goes electric, nuclear bombs explode underwater, the first IVF baby is born....

9 Great Wedding Venues For Science Lovers

Rebecca OConnell

For the more scientifically minded, a reception in a museum or zoo might be just the thing.

21 Darn Tootin' Facts About 'Fargo'

Adam D’Arpino

Is everyone’s favorite bloody Coen Brothers-classic-turned-TV-anthology coming back for a second season this fall? You betcha!

25 Things You Should Know About Tampa

Alvin Ward

Impress the locals on your next visit to Florida with these 25 facts about the Big Guava.