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Will Yelp Put Restaurant Chains Out of Business?

Jill Harness

Finding great local restaurants can be a challenge. There seem to be a dozen mediocre, even bad restaurants, for every good one. That's why chains have gotten so popular in the last few decades.

8 Accidental Charitable Donations

Stacy Conradt

You know how you hold on to some stupid kitchen item for like eight years, then decide that you’ve used it once and donate it to Goodwill?

The Late Movies: Math, Music, Video

Chris Higgins

Russian artist Tatiana Plakhova makes music portraits -- detailed illustrations based on the mathematical structure of music.

At the Libraries: Fictional Food

Miss Kathleen

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.

Tonight: Trek Nation on Science Channel

Chris Higgins

Set your DRVs for "Trek Nation" tonight (November 30, 2011) at 8pm ET/PT on the Science Channel. If you're going to watch one documentary about Star Trek, it should be Trekkies.

Dietribes: Salmon

Allison Keene

• Salmon are anadromous, meaning that they are born in fresh water, spend most of their life in the sea, and return to fresh water to spawn.

What's With All the Mustaches? The Origins of Movember

Matt Soniak

Forster Forest / Shutterstock.comMovember, like many other brilliant ideas, was born of a drunken, meandering conversation in a bar. It was 2003, in a pub in Adelaide, Australia.

15 Muppets Auditioning For Other Roles

David K. Israel

Steve Murray over at The National Post had fun imagining what Jim Henson’s crew has been up to since the release of the last Muppets film 12 years ago.

6 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Facts

the mag

by Mike Albo Tonight is the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. Here are some essential talking points about the Norway

Cool Uses for Used Tires

Jill Harness

Used tires end up in landfills all too often, taking centuries or more to break down. But there are other uses for all that road-worn rubber.

10 Things Mark Twain Didn't Really Say

Stacy Conradt

The man who provided us with some of the best quips ever is also one of the most misquoted men of all time.

Brain Game: Flying Fish?

Today's Wednesday Wordplay puzzle at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game is a new Word Ladder.

Morning Cup of Links: Santa's Guns

Miss Cellania

Improv Everywhere is in the Christmas spirit already.

Amazing Images of The Orion Nebula

Jill Harness

The universe is loaded with unbelievably gorgeous sights beyond even the most creative artist's talents.

The FBI Plot Against "Louie Louie"

Bill DeMain

In the winter of 1963-64, a team of FBI agents spent their days hunched over portable record players, struggling to decode a message that threatened the morality of America’s youth.

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