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A Short History of Long-Haired Music: Introduction

David K. Israel

There’s a wonderful scene in the classic mockumentary, This is Spinal Tap, where mockumentarian, Marty DiBergi (Rob Reiner), is interviewing Spinal Tap songwriter, Nigel Tufnel (Christopher Guest), se

The Number of the Day: 8'2"

Jason English

Just how big is Big Bird? 8 feet, 2 inches.

National Geographic Answer Book Winner!

Andréa Fernandes

On Friday, we asked readers to submit amazing demographic facts.

Brain Game: Go State!

In last week's exciting college football game, four players - Carl, Clint, Curtis, and Carey - each scored once for State University in their big win against Tech.

Morning Cup of Links: Antique Heart

Miss Cellania

Take a look at The World's First Artificial Heart. It looks mechanical almost to the point of steampunk, yet it did its job back in 1969. * A story of censorship in our schools.

The Late Movies: How Musicians Would Fix the Music Business

Carl King

The music business is a baffling vending machine. Kick it and yell, but it's not giving your dollar back. What's that squeaking noise and red blinking light? Do you smell smoke?

10 Embarrassing Phone Number Typos

Stacy Conradt

???1.  Ochocinco meant well by printing a request for donations to a charity called Feed the Children on his new cereal, but people calling to hand over some money actually may have been “donating” to

Bing Crosby’s Long-Lost World Series Footage

Colin Patrick

The Pittsburgh Pirates just wrapped up their 18th consecutive losing season.

Salvaging Tired Tomes

Allison Keene

Most of us have plenty of books, and plenty that are worn, outdated or just no longer able to fit on the shelves.

11 High School Dropouts Who Found Success Anyway

Ethan Trex

Every year an alarming number of high school students decide to call it quits on their education.

10 Facts about Subliminal Messages (that you WILL love)

David K. Israel

Subliminal messages affect the subconscious mind.

You're Stealing it Wrong: 30 Years of Inter-Pirate Battles

Chris Higgins

Computer historian Jason Scott recently gave a talk at Defcon 18 about the history of software piracy.

The Unappetizing Realities of Factory-Farmed Meat

Ransom Riggs

I grew up on a farm. In addition to corn and soy, my family used to raise chickens and pigs and cows -- a few dozen chickens, a dozen pigs, maybe, and a handful of cows -- but that was years ago.

History of the U.S.: Al Gore Really Did "Take the Initiative in Creating the Internet"

Stacy Conradt

While it was a bold claim, “took the initiative in creating” is not the same as “invented.” The latter summons up images of Gore writing equations in a white lab coat, laying fiberoptic cable in a har

The Number of the Day: 75

Jason English

Alaska is so big you could fit 75 New Jerseys in it. Related Fact: You could fit 546 Rhode Islands in Alaska, too.

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