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Bruce Jenner, John Wayne and a Newborn Baby: 18 Curious Draft Picks

Bud Shaw

It's a guarantee that in this year's NFL Draft, a future Hall of Famer will be selected after someone who never plays a down in the league.

The Elusive Hapax Legomenon

Chris Higgins

A hapax legomenon (often abbreviated just to hapax) is a word which appears only once -- in a language, a single written work, or the entire body of work of a given author.

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?

Star Trek TNG - "White and Nerdy"

Chris Higgins

Today's delightful dumbness: a re-cut video of Star Trek: The Next Generation (primarily featuring Data) set to Weird Al's "White and Nerdy." Given the song's many reference

The Early Movies: Songs Prince Wrote But Others Made Famous

Chris Higgins

(Note: due to technical problems last night, this post was delayed.

Morning Cup of Links: Incredible Eyes

Miss Cellania

Other species have incredible ways of seeing the world.

A Day at the San Diego Zoo

Jill Harness

The San Diego Zoo is one of the most famous zoos in the world, in part for its remarkable conservation efforts.

Brain Game: Go Apiary

Think Thursday, and Friday will be here before you know it.

On Redheaded Quarterbacks and Whether Linemen Can Swim

Bud Shaw

Quarterback in the NFL is the position that drives the franchise, sometimes into a sinkhole that swallows reasonable chances of success for years on end. No wonder teams spend so much pre-draft tim

Pounding Away at the Art World

Jill Harness

The measure of a true artist doesn't come down to what medium he uses so much as how effectively he uses his chosen medium. Marcus Levine is a perfect example.

Talk Live With Astronauts

Colin Patrick

This Friday at 3:47 PM (EST) the Space Shuttle Endeavour will take off from Kennedy Space Center on its last flight ever.

Brain Game: Oh, My Achin'...

It's Wednesday Wordplay at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game. Enjoy! By changing one letter in each step to form English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, change B

Morning Cup of Links: Singing Mice and Floating Ants

Miss Cellania

The Mystery of the Singing Mice.

The Quick 10: 10 Buildings by the Prolific Charles Bulfinch

Stacy Conradt

My trip to Boston last week was pretty educational.

The Late Movies: Civil Rights Roundtable

Erica Palan

Tonight, instead of a handful of short clips, we’re bringing you one half-hour video.

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