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Words You Invented for Everyday Objects

Jason English

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.

Parking Lot Movies

Ransom Riggs

A surprising number of great short films have been made in parking lots. I'm not certain why.

Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?

Chris Higgins

Queen of the Sun is a new documentary from Taggart Siegel, director of The Real Dirt on Farmer John among many others.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

No Facebooking During Deliberations Protip: when serving on a jury, do not "friend" those on trial. Joanne Fraill was a juror for a British drug case involving four defendants.

He Put the "Tupper" in Tupperware

Stacy Conradt

Home parties are everywhere now - Longaberger, Avon, Mary Kay, Silpada, Pampered Chef - and those are just the ones my mom has had in the past year .(I kid.

What is the NFL Supplemental Draft?

Scott Allen

Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor, who had been suspended for the first five games of the 2011 season for NCAA rules violations, announced Tuesday that he will enter the NFL’s supplemental draft r

Brain Game: Filling Station #2

We were happy to receive several positive comments on the Filling Station puzzle we ran last Wednesday, so we're offering a new one (in a similar vein) for Free-for-all Friday.

Morning Cup of Links: Pasta and Tomatoes

Miss Cellania

12 Events that will Change Everything.

The Late Movies: Guess the Theme!

Mark Arminio

Welcome to the (almost) weekend! Like every Thursday night, we're playing Guess the Theme! All the clips below have something in common.

Stanley Cup Shenanigans: XXXXX Marks the Spot

Ethan Trex

Image credit: Scorpion0422 The Boston Bruins hoisted the Stanley Cup on Wednesday night, which means that players like Patrice Bergeron and Zdeno Chara are going to get their names engraved on the

The Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company Turns 100

Brett Savage

One hundred years ago, The International Time Recording Company, Computing Scale Company, and Tabulating Machine Company merged to become the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company.

Jaleel White Was Almost Rudy Huxtable

Jason English

This news comes from a Q&A with Vanity Fair's Mike Ryan: Is it true that you were originally cast as Rudy Huxtable on The Cosby

Testing Cell Phones in 1979

Chris Higgins

In this 1979 AT&T Archive video, a series of 70's-tastic dudes and ladies use car phones to talk on the phone IN A FREAKIN' CAR! Truly amazing, and so authentic that it looks fake.

Recreating Starry Night With Household Objects

Colin Patrick

If you’d like to see Vincent Van Gogh’s masterpiece The Starry Night in person, you’ll need to head to New York City’s Museum of Modern Art – where it's been part of the permanent collection sinc

Would a Dingo Really Eat Your Baby?

Ethan Trex

Every Seinfeld fan remembers the scene in which Elaine broke out her best Australian accent and dingo theory. Are dingoes really known for eating small children?

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