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12 Evolutionary Miniatures

Jill Harness

When resources are scarce in an area, the animals dealing with such scarcity will often evolve to be smaller, and thus use less resources.

Public Transportation is for the Birds (and Dogs and Goats)

Rob Lammle

We've all heard of snakes on a plane, but what about cats on a bus? Or dogs on a subway?

Quantum Lung

David K. Israel

Here at the _floss, we don't usually do product reviews or promote many items other than the goodies we sell in our store. It's just never been part of our brand.

Presidential Film Favorites

Allison Keene

They may not have much time to keep up with the latest box office hits, but recent presidents have all been avowed movie fans. Barack Obama loves The Godfather (Parts I and II ...

Brain Game: But Not 'Cows'

Besides being four letters long (and ending in the same three letters) what specific and unusual property do these three words share? BOWS, ROWS, SOWS Here is the SOLUTION. SOLUTION: Th

Cute Overload: Marcel the Shell With Shoes On

Ransom Riggs

This is uber-cute and worth repeated viewings -- but there's a bit of an underlying story, to my mind.

Morning Cup of Links: Waffle Pizzas

Miss Cellania

The 20 Weirdest Apartment Buildings in the World. At least from the outside; inside they might be perfectly normal as far as I know. * Eels are strange and alien to the eye.

The Number of the Day: 54

Will Treece

Over the years, Barnum's Animal Crackers has featured 54 different animals.

The Late Movies: Black Sabbath and the Birth of Heavy Metal

Matt Soniak

On February 13, 1970, a band from Birmingham, England, called Black Sabbath released their self-titled debut album.

The Quick 10: Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

Stacy Conradt

There's a certain creepiness to wax museums. That's probably why I'm drawn to Madame Tussauds whenever I'm in a city that's home to one.

Face Forward. Keep Your Mouth Shut. Look at These Savings!

Colin Patrick

When your wife is incredibly social (as mine is) and your son is the cutest child on earth (as mine is), you get used to participating in unwanted social interaction in public places.

A Film About Words, Using Very Few Words

Chris Higgins

Here's a delightful video to fill three minutes of your day: Words by Will Hoffman and Daniel Mercadante.

Real World Superheroes of the South

Miss Cellania

Alternate universes and super powers may be limited to comic books, but costumed crusaders are everywhere in the real world.

How 13 Dog Breeds Got Their Names

Ethan Trex

Every dog owner knows why they gave their dog its name, but how well do you know the story behind their breed names? Let's take a look at where a handful of common breeds found their monikers.

Tuesday Turnip

David K. Israel

In case you're not familiar with the Turnip, it's a whimsical Google search, wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting pages "turn-up." As always with thi

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