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How Did You Know? - Day 2 Level 3/Bonus Round

David K. Israel

YES! You can play this challenge/contest without knowing a thing about the weekly hunt! It's sort of a one-off - a stand-alone if you will.

The Quick 10: The 10 Cheesiest Movie Lines Ever

Stacy Conradt

You know the lines – the ones you hear in a movie that immediately make you cringe and roll your eyes while maybe simultaneously feeling a bit love struck or inspired (though you’d probably never admi

A Comprehensive Rap-Graphic

Colin Patrick

Fans of rap (or hugely engrossing graphics) will delight in this chart which categorizes the names of nearly every known rapper - showing where two or more categories intersect.

At the Libraries: Sex at the Library

Miss Kathleen

In my library, we just get "soloists," but apparently it is the fantasy of many to have sex in the library, if the "Best of Craigslist: Library Sex" is to be believed.

Three Divinely-Inspired Backyards

Ransom Riggs

They say God works in mysterious ways -- and if you look at the things these three men have created in their backyards, a result, each says, of divine inspiration, it seems mysterious indeed.

Neatorama presents: HDYK? - {day 2}

David K. Israel

It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt! Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are happy to bring you the next How Did You Know?

Gummy Bear + Potassium Chlorate = Fiery Candy Death

Chris Higgins

So the St. Albans Science Department put up a video showing what happens when a gummy bear is dropped into a test tube containing molten potassium chlorate (KClO3).

History of the U.S.: Libation Nation

Stacy Conradt

The most popular drink in the nineteenth century was whiskey—an “all-American” liquor borrowed from Scotland and Ireland which replaced rum during the British blockades in the American Revolution and

Under the Sea: 5 Underwater Human Habitats

Rob Lammle

While man was flying into outer space in the 1960s, he was also diving into an underwater world that was almost as mysterious.

Brain Game: Health Food

By changing one letter at a time to form different English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert WHEAT into BREAD in the fewest steps possible.

Morning Cup of Links: Exoskeleton

Miss Cellania

A series at Slate magazine explores whether a man and a woman can really ever be "just friends".

The Number of the Day: 40,000

Andréa Fernandes

Of the 600,000 troops who invaded Russia under Napoleon in 1812, fewer than 40,000 made it back to France. Related Link: This week we're pulling Numbers of the Day from the beautiful and fasci

The Late Movies: Stop Motion, part 2

Andréa Fernandes

Last week we brought you 10 of our favorite stop motion videos. Tonight, we've got 10 more for you. Have a favorite we haven't mentioned?

The Quick 10: The Real People Behind 10 Literary Characters

Stacy Conradt

We’ve learned the background of some children’s book characters here on the _floss (Eloise may have been based on Liza Minnelli, for example), but today we’re uncovering the inspiration for some chara

Another Contest Winner!

Andréa Fernandes

On Friday, we asked readers to submit fascinating insect facts.

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