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YouTube Comments Hall of Fame

Ransom Riggs

People who comment on websites and blogs aren't just a homogeneous mass.

Please Pass the Earth Apples: Thanksgiving Dinner Etymology

Alisson Clark

In middle-school geography class, our teachers told us that the country of Turkey was not named after the bird.

Brain Game: Which -ING This Thanksgiving?

This may be a difficult word ladder; it took me 11 steps, so I imagine some of you can improve on that number.

Eco-Friendly Styrofoam Made From Milk

Jill Harness

When life hands you milk...make Styrofoam.

Morning Cup of Links: Turkey, Chicken, and Duck

Miss Cellania

5 Famous Scientists Dismissed as Morons in Their Time. Sadly, it's hard to say "I told you so" when you're dead. * Let's Talk Turkey!

More Scenes From the Chicago Toy & Game Fair

Jason English

A big thanks to all the fine Midwesterners who stopped by our booth at the Chicago Toy & Game Fair this weekend.

The Late Movies: Defenestration

Ransom Riggs

DEFENESTRATION: the act of throwing someone or something out a window. It's an incredibly specific word for an act which has figured large in cinematic history.

How Did You Know? – Day 1 Level 3/Bonus Round

David K. Israel

YES! You can play this challenge/contest without knowing a thing about the weekly hunt! It's sort of a one-off - a stand-alone if you will.

The Quick 10: 10 Mascots That Don't Seem to Make Any Sense

Stacy Conradt

I went to a university with a seemingly perplexing mascot. How do you get a small red bird from a large, destructive force of nature?

Daniel Radcliffe Sings "The Elements" by Tom Lehrer

Chris Higgins

"Tom Lehrer is, in my opinion, is the cleverest and funniest man of the twentieth century, and he's kind of my hero, and he wrote a song called 'The Elements' because he was a scie

neatorama presents: HDYK? – {day 1}

David K. Israel

It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt! We're going Monday-Wednesday this week because of the holiday week as co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I bring you the next How Did You Know?

The Case Against Homework

Ransom Riggs

There's a movement out there, among a disgruntled faction of parents, which argues that kids in America have been saddled with too much homework.

The Thanksgiving Turkey Cake

Jill Harness

While we're still years away from housing an entire meal inside of a gumball, a la Willy Wonka, a recent Chow article shows just how to incorporate a whole Thanksgiving meal into one cake. If

Brain Game: Math Square #51

The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9. Each digit should appear only once in this main grid (the red square).

Morning Cup of Links: Scaredy Cats

Miss Cellania

The Case of the Vanishing Blonde. A story worthy of Sherlock Holmes, but which happens to be true. (via Metafilter) * How well do you use apostrophes?

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