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Split Decision in Books-A-Million

Jason English

We've spotted our new game in Books-A-Million.

The Quick 10: What 10 Major Retailers Once Sold

Stacy Conradt

If David Abercrombie had known what his store was going to become when he founded it in 1892, I’m sure he would have been stunned.

The Number of the Day: 67

Gabrielle Linnell

The Social Security Administration has data on baby names going back to 1880. For the first 67 years, Mary was the most popular female baby name in the United States.

More Reader-Submitted Quizzes

Jason English

As I mentioned yesterday, we're coming up on another edition of Reader-Submitted Quiz Week!!

Does Your Food Look Too Edible?

Jill Harness

If you've ever thought "this tomato is delicious, but I wish I could make it tackier by painting it gold," then you're in luck.

At the Libraries: More Bookish Tattoos

Miss Kathleen

Every Wednesday, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there's something fun going on in your local library, leave us a

Sex! Drugs! Racism! 8 Controversial Candies

Rob Lammle

Chewing bubblegum, eating a chocolate bar, and sucking on a lollipop are among the many innocent joys of childhood.

The [Spider] Web

Chris Higgins

Beautiful and creepy: this video uses macro photography showing a spider's web, covered in droplets of dew.

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?

How to Feel Like a Giant

Colin Patrick

Fans of famous architecture should really consider booking a trip to the Japanese city of Nikko, where the Tobu World Square offers visitors the opportunity to walk amongst a series of 1/25-scale repl

4 Famous Fires and the Lessons They Taught Us

Kara Kovalchik

October is Fire Prevention Month, but let's face it, fire is deadly and we should be vigilant every month, period.

Talking Pictures: Haunting Photos of the Dead

Ransom Riggs

Growing up, I collected pictures of people I didn't know.

Brain Game: The Ceiling Clock

We own a regular 12-hour digital clock that displays its output on the ceiling at night (a nice feature when your vision isn't what it once was).

Morning Cup of Links: Unpopular Science

Miss Cellania

A conversation with Gary Trudeau as Doonesbury Turns 40.

The Late Movies: Musical Seniors

Andréa Fernandes

We all know that musicians like Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are over-the-hill, but we usually don't hear about too many people rocking away into the golden years.

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