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Large-Scale Legos: BrickExpo 2010

Rob Lammle

If you were lucky enough to be in Cincinnati last weekend, you could have seen some amazing Lego creations at the 2010 BrickExpo held at the Clemont County Fairgrounds.

Woody's Winners, NFL Week 2

NFL WEEK TWO: For those who missed last week's column, Woody's Winners is written with highest respect in a similar style to that of the most entertaining football prognosticator of my youth

How Did the States in the USA Get Their Names? (Part V)

Matt Soniak

Reader Adam from Fairfax, Virginia, wrote in to ask, “How did the US states get their names?” This week, we’re tackling the origins and meaning of the names 10 states at a time.

Nutty, the Squirrel with a Human Best Friend

Chris Higgins

Need something cute and kinda silly to lighten up your Friday?

Real Schools of Rock

Ransom Riggs

I'm sure you all remember the recent film School of Rock, starring Jack Black.

History of the U.S.: Thomas Edison Gets Enlightened

Stacy Conradt

In 1862, at the age of 15, Thomas Edison’s first job was selling newspapers at a train station near his home in Mount Clemens, Michigan.

6 Constitutional Amendments That Just Missed the Cut

Ethan Trex

Since 1789, Congress has approved 33 constitutional amendments. Twenty-seven of those amendments were eventually ratified and became part of the Constitution.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Cher

Ethan Trex

Cher's done a little bit of everything. She's blown up the pop charts, hosted a hit variety show, and even won an Oscar.

The Most Interesting Conversation You've Overheard

Jason English

Every Friday, 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.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Woman Says Boyfriend Beat Her with a Cat Police arrested 49-year-old Lasalle Davis in Hoboken, New Jersey Tuesday for domestic assault.

Brain Game: Henry & Katherine

Congratulations to Lizzie and Ellen, wives of mentalfloss.com honchos Mangesh and Jason, both of whom had blessed events earlier this week.

The Number of the Day: 11

Andréa Fernandes

In theory, an earthquake can actually measure 11, or even higher.

Morning Cup of Links: Online Dating Facts

Miss Cellania

Jane Goodall arrived in Tanganyika in 1960 with no training but a lot of enthusiasm for studying chimpanzees.

The Late Movies: Awesomely Bad 80s Football Team Videos

Mark Arminio

In the 80s—a decade which I grow happier and happier I was mostly comatose during—it became fashionable for NFL teams to make delightfully cheesy team videos.

The Quick 10: 10 First Magazine Covers

Stacy Conradt

Some magazines have been around so long, we tend to forget there was a time when they were just fledgling start-ups.

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