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Morning Cup of Links: Aquarium Serenade

Miss Cellania

Average IQ scores have been rising for 100 years.

The Quick 10: Your Exclusive Pass to Club 33

Stacy Conradt

Club 33: it’s one of the most exclusive clubs in the world. Nope, it’s not a password-protected bar in New York. And it’s not an invite-only nightclub in L.A. (though it’s in the vicinity).

The Late Movies: Ten-Hour Videos

Chris Higgins

YouTube user TehN1ppe has figured out a way to get YouTube to host 10-hour videos. Apparently he's "a 17 year old boy from FInland [sic]," according to his YouTube profile.

The Disastrous North Pole Balloon Mission of 1897

Ethan Trex

Three men vanished in 1897 while trying to fly to the North Pole. But 33 years later, Arctic explorers found the undeveloped film of the doomed voyage.

What Technology Wants in Battlestar Galactica

Chris Higgins

Warning: Battlestar Galactica spoilers abound in the following post!

11 Bizarre or Shocking TV Deaths

Kara Kovalchik

How Much Sleep Do New Parents Lose?

Jason English

An often-cited statistic claims a new baby typically robs parents of anywhere between 400-750 hours of sleep in the first year alone. Related Question: Over to you, moms and dads—how much sleep did

Celebrity Twists

David K. Israel

Ahhh, the celeb remake. They all want one... but do they all need one? Some colleagues of mine and I thought these up.

Brain Game: Filling Station #6

Here's some more Filling Station fun at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.

Morning Cup of Links: Teaching History

Miss Cellania

The mission to get Osama bin Laden.

The Incredible Food Pyramid of Michel Lotito

David Goldenberg

You don’t get the nickname Monsieur Mangetout (“Mr. Eat Everything”) without earning it.

The Late Movies: "Purple Rain" Covers (Plus the Original!)

Erica Palan

Purple Rain goddess Apollonia turns 52 today. To honor the most notable partner of the Purple One, we've rounded up an assortment of covers of the signature song from the duo's 1984 film.

Woman Goes Into Labor During Bar Exam, Finishes Test

Jill Harness

Many women who are nine months pregnant wouldn't consider taking the Bar Exam in their condition.

The Most Influential Musician You’ve Never Heard Of

Bill DeMain

For a guy who was a major pioneer of rock ‘n’ roll and rap, not to mention the music video, Louis Jordan is criminally underappreciated.

Keep on Truckin': 15 Stories of Life After Sports

Bud Shaw

Boxing great Sugar Ray Leonard retired in 1982. Then again in 1984. Enough, he said once more in 1987. And 1991.

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