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5 Things You Didn't Know About Dave Brubeck

Ethan Trex

Legendary jazz musician Dave Brubeck may be approaching his 90th birthday, but he still occasionally sits down at his piano for a crowd.

Have You Ever Been Mistaken for Someone Else?

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

Finally: A Use for Zucchini An unnamed woman rose to the occasion when her dog was attacked by a bear near Missoula, Montana. The 200-pound bear came up on the back porch of her home.

5 Great Australian Frauds

Mark Juddery

Australians are honest, trustworthy people, without exception. Well… maybe a few exceptions.

Trajan: the Movie Font

Ransom Riggs

Never heard of Trajan? I guess you're not a graphic designer. But you've definitely seen it: it's everywhere, on every other movie poster you've ever seen.

Brain Game: Faraway Eyes

Friday at last! Following are the scrambled titles of five hit songs by The Rolling Stones. Unscramble each to come up with the correct title.

Morning Cup of Links: Elvira Returns

Miss Cellania

Whatever happened to Elvira, Mistress of the Dark? She never really went away, and she'll be back on TV starting this weekend. (via Boing Boing) * The Banality of Narcissism.

The Number of the Day: 2,000

Andréa Fernandes

Trap-jaw ants shut their mandibles 2,000 times faster than the blink of an eye. Related Link: For the next week, we'll be pulling Numbers of the Day from the beautiful and fascinating National

The Late Movies: Classic Songs, Different Instruments

Mark Arminio

Tonight for the Late Movies we take a look at some classic cover songs, played on a variety of different instruments.

Sitcom Credit Vanity Cards

Colin Patrick

You’d think that Producer Chuck Lorre would have enough of a forum to speak his mind, considering that he created the two popular CBS sitcoms Two and A Half Men and The Big Bang Theory.

As Seen On The Shelves of Rite Aid

David K. Israel

Has anyone else noticed that Rite Aid now carries a full line of As Seen On TV products? I go to Rite Aid at least once a month, but never noticed until today.

The Quick 10: 10 Gleeful Facts

Stacy Conradt

Hi, my name is Stacy, and I’m a hardcore Gleek. I’ve had “GLEE!” written in my planner for months now, so I was glad when Tuesday finally came this week.

The Story Behind Man's Best Friend

Jill Harness

There are around 400 million dogs in the world, the majority of which are pets.

What Should I Ask the Mythbusters?

Chris Higgins

mental_floss has been offered an interview with three of the Mythbusters: Adam Savage, Jamie Hyneman, and Kari Byron.

What's in a Name?

Ethan Trex

These names have probably all ended up in your shopping cart at some point, but how well do you know their origins? Let's take a look at the names behind some of our favorite groceries.

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