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The Late Movies: How It's Made

Mark Arminio

If you've never seen the show How It's Made, you're missing a fascinating look into how some of the most ordinary products around you are constructed.

10 Amazing Matchstick Sculptures

Stacy Conradt

1. It took artist Patrick Acton nearly three years to create Minas Tirith. Most of his pieces are 1/65 scale. 2. Hogwarts is rather appropriate for this week!

A Short History of Long-Haired Music: Amadeus, Part 1

David K. Israel

If you missed our previous installments, check out A Short History of Long-Haired Music

Settlers of Catan: Monopoly Killer?

Keith Law

As a baseball writer who discusses the economic aspects of the game, I'm often pushed by the “it's just a game” portion of the audience to defend my own position that baseball is, at heart,

Woody's Winner, Week 11's Thu. game

NFL WEEK ELEVEN (Thursday) As predicted, the Falcons knocked off the Ravens in the premiere 2010 episode of Thursday Night Football.

The Not-So-Ancient History of 10 Thanksgiving Dishes

Miss Cellania

On Thanksgiving, more than any other day of the year, Americans sit down and eat the same meal as their neighbors and countrymen. It's tradition, after all!

Why The Mountain Goats Are Awesome

Ransom Riggs

The Mountain Goats are a band, one that has a giant rabid following of nerds and hipsters, but who haven't exactly penetrated mainstream radio -- probably because of the two things that make the

Yeah, That's Probably the World's Biggest Harry Potter Fan

Chris Higgins

Apparently Moviefone is holding a contest to find America's biggest Harry Potter fan.

Will This Be on the (Drug) Test? On Poppy Seeds and False Positives

Matt Soniak

The other day, I caught a few minutes of the Seinfeld episode where Elaine Benes fails a drug test at work thanks to her fondness for the poppy seed muffins at Monk’s coffee shop.

Surprising Facts About China

Jill Harness

Did you know that China sells 54% of all bootlegged intellectual property items like DVDs and CDs?

Brain Game: Five-by-Five #9

Unscramble the ten words in the list and place them into the 5 × 5 grid so that they link together. One letter is already provided to get you started.

Morning Cup of Links: Trapped Antimatter

Miss Cellania

"Was the Kingdom of David and Solomon a glorious empire—or just a little cow town?

At the Libraries: Barcode Books

Miss Kathleen

Every Wednesday, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there's something fun going on in your local library, leave us a

The Late Movies: STOP IT

Chris Higgins

Stop It is a parody of the the A&E show Intervention. The show was created by Mike Rose for Channel 101, and ten short episodes were created before it was cancelled.

The Origins of 8 Classic Board Games

Keith Law

Continuing our look at the history of board games, here are the histories of some more modern classic games, from backgammon to Scrabble to Hex. 1.

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