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Literally the Best Blog Ever (Actually, Figuratively)

Chris Higgins

I can't tell you how often I hear someone use the term "literally" when he or she means "figuratively." It bugs me nearly as much as "misused" quotation marks.

The Quick 10: 10 Twinkie Tidbits

Stacy Conradt

We've neglected a very important anniversary on the _floss this week - Twinkies turned 80 years old on Wednesday!

Your Favorite Grade School Computer Games

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. Very casual.

Artistic Imagery by Mother Earth

Jill Harness

It takes the average artist years of intense practice and some level of natural skills to be able to create artwork that attracts interest, but with millions of years of practice and a bit of blind lu

Where to buy even briefer Briefs!

Mangesh Hattikudur

Our good friend Alex at Neatorama just spent a year building the Neatoshop-- an online outlet filled with strange and hilarious gifts.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Kelsey Grammer

Ethan Trex

TV audiences have long enjoyed Kelsey Grammer for his masterful portrayal of two very different characters: Dr. Frasier Crane and Sideshow Bob.

9 Noteworthy Minor League Debuts

Scott Allen

On Sunday, Washington Nationals phenom Stephen Strasburg will make his minor league debut for the Double-A Harrisburg Senators against the Altoona (Pa.) Curve.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Skeleton Replaces Copenhagen Mermaid Denmark's iconic statue of Hans Christian Anderson's The Little Mermaid normally sits in the Copenhagen Harbor, but left last week for temporary residen

Brain Game: Oscar from the Waist Down

Oscar went to a men's store and purchased five items of lower-body clothing: a pair of boxers, a pair of dress pants, a pair of jeans, a pair of shorts, and a pair of sweatpants.

Neil deGrasse Tyson Makes the Case for NASA

Ransom Riggs

It's been awhile since the United States had a space mission that inspired our whole nation.

Morning Cup of Links: Brazen Art Thief

Miss Cellania

A new hominid species found in South Africa may be the link between australopithecines and humans.

The Late Movies: It's Prank Time

Mark Arminio

This is one of the most elaborate pranks I've ever seen.

The Quick 10: Happy Birthday to the Original America's Sweetheart

Stacy Conradt

Happy 118th Birthday to Mary Pickford!

Two Years in Biosphere 2

Chris Higgins

In the TED Talk below, Jane Poynter discusses her experience living for two years (plus 20 minutes) in Biosphere 2 in the early 1990s.

Dustin Hoffman - Up Close & Personal

David K. Israel

Dustin Hoffman's 42-year stage and screen career is legendary.

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