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Kurt Vonnegut - How to Get a Job Like Mine (Video)

Chris Higgins

I saw Kurt Vonnegut speak in 1997 at Florida State University, along with Joseph Heller (who is mentioned in the talk below) and William Styron.

Nature's Comedian: the Goat

Ransom Riggs

Any preschooler can give you a rundown on the basics of barnyard noises: the cow says moo, the rooster says cocka-doodle-doo -- but what does the goat say? According to this video, he says WHAT?!

Follow @mental_floss on Twitter: Amazing Facts, 140 Characters at a Time

Jason English

Follow @mental_floss on Twitter to get random facts like these on a semi-regular basis. They will brighten your day. Or at least give you something strange to talk about at the

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Europe Seeing More Radioactive Wild Boars Increasing numbers of radioactive boars have become a problem in Germany, where they have attacked people and caused traffic problems.

Brain Game: It's Wafer Thin

Monty Python fans know the degree of damage even a wafer-thin mint can cause, so please refrain from snacking until after you've solved today's Brain Game.

The Number of the Day: $23,750

Colin Patrick

A pair of dentures belonging to Winston Churchill recently sold at auction for $23,750.

Morning Cup of Links: Swing Like Tarzan

Miss Cellania

The Geography of High-Paying Jobs. Before you start packing your bags, remember the cost of living in those high-paying areas is also pretty high. (via BroBible) * The Tiger Oil Memos.

Celebrity Surprises at Comic Con

Jill Harness

One of the reasons the San Diego Comic Con has emerged as the largest comic book convention in the world lies in the simple fact that we happen to be exceptionally close to Hollywood.

The Late Movies: Music Video Cameos

Mark Arminio

It's no secret that a lot of musicians want to be actors and a lot of actors want to be musicians.

The Quick 9: 9 Board Game Odds

Stacy Conradt

We're kind of board game freaks in my house. Well, I am, and I sort of force it on everyone else. The thing is"¦ I'm not that good at board games.

Teaching a Robot to Flip Pancakes

Chris Higgins

So let's say you want to teach a robot arm how to flip pancakes. Robots aren't known for their pancake-flipping abilities.

Shanghai: 1990 & 2010

Colin Patrick

I thought Shanghai had long been a sprawling metropolis. But this image, published on Gizmodo, proves otherwise.

Gifts for the Geek Home

Miss Cellania

A home should be an expression of who you are.

Who Is World Wide Wes?

Bud Shaw

A 2007 GQ Magazine article on 45-year-old William Wesley asked, "Is this the most powerful man in sports?" That's a stretch.

Tell us about your best-ever roadtrip

Ransom Riggs

Maybe it's just that we're coming into the dog-days of summer and I haven't lit out on the road yet, but I've had road trips on the brain lately.

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