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Morning Cup of Links: Finger Hostage

Miss Cellania

The Origins of Life.

The Number of the Day: 105.7 Billion

Andréa Fernandes

The total number of humans born since 50,000 BC is estimated at 105.7 billion. Related Link: For the next two weeks, we'll be pulling Numbers of the Day from the beautiful and fascinating Nati

The Late Movies: O-SPAN

Ransom Riggs

C-SPAN can be pretty boring, unless you're watching Jon Stewart narrate the highlights. Personally, if I have to watch Congress on TV I much prefer O-SPAN, which is The Onion's coverage.

The Quick 10: 10 Weird Caffeinated Products

Stacy Conradt

As a new mom, I’m a fan of caffeine. I mean, I liked it before. But now it’s a godsend. I prefer my caffeine in the normal formats, though – Diet Coke, lattes, most forms of chocolate.

Why is it so hard to balance on a bicycle that's not moving, and easy on one that is?

Matt Soniak

Reader Brian writes in to ask "Why can you stay on a bicycle when moving, but not when it's standing still?" Think of something like a table or a couch.

History of the U.S.: The Not-so-microwave

Stacy Conradt

The same year that saw the invention of the atomic bomb also gave the world another hot device: the microwave oven.

Gregory Brothers (Auto-Tune the News) Explain Their Success

Chris Higgins

The Gregory Brothers are well-known among internet nerds for their Auto-Tune the News video series.

American Civil War Re-enactors ... in the UK!

Ransom Riggs

I know some people who are really obsessed with the American Civil War.

Strange Objects Under the Sea

Arin Greenwood

Kristian von Homsleth is a Danish artist who aims to sink a giant, metal, star-shaped sculpture – that will have at its center a cylinder filled with (donated) human blood and hair – in the Marianas T

10 Great Train Robberies

David K. Israel

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The Number of the Day: 90%

Andréa Fernandes

According to some estimates, upwards of 90% of the world’s curlers live in Canada. Related Link: What Exactly Is Curling? [See previous Numbers of the Day

Brain Game: Math Square #42

The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9. Each digit should appear only once in this main grid (the red square).

Morning Cup of Links: Squirrel Under Glass

Miss Cellania

How the iPhone changed the life of a blind man. Combine the Color ID app with VoiceOver, and it almost sees for you. * A squirrel built a nest on the outside of a window.

24 More Cool College Landmarks

Andréa Fernandes

Back in February 2008 (posted again in January 2009), we brought you a list of 10 cool college landmarks, ranging from MIT's relatively new Stata Center to the 130-year-old Nott Memorial at Union

Weekend Links: When Pigeons Outperform Humans

Allison Keene

In looking up lists of "must read books" I fell upon this list of 100 books put together by the Art of Manliness.

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