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How (and Why) Are Black and White Films Colorized?

Ethan Trex

Anyone who spent time flipping channels and watching movies on cable during the 1980s and early 1990s probably remembers screening a few colorized films.

The Intriguing Origins of Indelicate Words: Shit

Ransom Riggs

A lot of people think they know where shit comes from.

neatorama presents: HDYK? – {day 1}

David K. Israel

It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt! We're going Monday-Thursday this week because of the holiday week as co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I bring you the next How Did You Know?

Topiaries Beyond Compare

Jill Harness

When I lived in San Francisco, I once ended up driving past Robin Williams' house which is recognizable by the giant dinosaur topiaries.

Brain Game: "It was a run-by fruiting!"

It's Tuesday Test Time, and in the midst of winter, it's time for some tasty fruit.

Morning Cup of Links: Under Paris

Colin Patrick

A mysterious and amazing set of tunnels, caves and secret bunkers exist under the city of Paris.

The Quick 10: A Bunch of Belushi

Stacy Conradt

If John Belushi hadn’t overdosed in 1982, he would have been 63 today.

The Late Movies: Girl Talk Mashups

Ransom Riggs

I know what you're thinking: yeah, yeah, more mashups. But I promise you, THIS IS DIFFERENT.

6 Critics Turned Artists

Jill Harness

It's been said that those who can, do; those who can’t, teach; and those who can neither do nor teach become critics. But many critics were originally involved in the fields they now review.

What to Do When Life Hands You Lemons

Jill Harness

Lemons might be sour, but the number of ways they can help you around the house is pretty sweet.

Do You Book Club?

Ransom Riggs

I know, I know -- the first rule of Book Club is, don't use Book Club as a verb! But seriously, I never thought I'd say this: I joined a book club.

The Humble Origins of 11 Chain Restaurants

Scott Allen

They’re seemingly everywhere, yet they all started somewhere. Here are the stories of the humble beginnings of 11 chain restaurants. 1.

Brain Game: Math Square #59

Thanks for playing the Monday Math Square. The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9.

Now Waiting for the Bus Can Be Fun

Jill Harness

San Francisco has one of the finest public transit systems in America, but that doesn't mean the buses and subways are always on time.

Required Viewing: IBM's "They Were There"

Chris Higgins

It's hard to believe that IBM is 100 years old (well, nearly -- it turns 100 on June 16, 2011).

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