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Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you

The Weekend Links: Sunday Edition

Allison Keene

The ultimate couch potato accessory: a universal remote that doubles as a bottle opener (surely having liquid and electronics so close together isn't a great idea ...)

Star Wars Sound Effects Quiz

David K. Israel

So you say you know your Star Wars flicks when you hear 'em? Prove it. Our friends at boingboing.net posted my quiz today. Take the quiz

Inside the Augusta Cocoon

Bud Shaw

When Tiger Woods announced he'd make his comeback at the Masters, a British bookmaker immediately installed him as a 4-1 favorite.

The Weekend Links: Saturday Edition

Allison Keene

Never underestimate the myriad uses for bacon: flamethrowers, vodka, bouquets, here are the 10 most ponderous pork usages. * An interactive guide to the Periodic Table - even those who were superbl

Peeps Sushi, Quite the Easter Treat!

Jill Harness

Looking for something a little more inspired than standard deviled eggs to serve at your Easter gathering?

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

The Late Movies: Gone With the Wind

Miss Cellania

Sure, you've seen the 1939 movie Gone With the Wind, who hasn't?

The Quick 10: 10 Faberge Egg Surprises

Stacy Conradt

While those of us who do the egg-decorating thing will likely content ourselves with store-bought dyes and stickers this Sunday, there is a certain set of people whose Easter décor is more likely to

Welcome Our New Towel-Folding Robot Overlords

Chris Higgins

UC Berkeley Ph.D. student Jeremy Maitin-Shepard has developed a robot capable of folding towels. Watch in the video below as the robot inspects, folds, and stacks the towels.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Jacques Cousteau

Ethan Trex

French naval officer, explorer, and filmmaker Jacques-Yves Cousteau helped millions of people learn about what goes on under the ocean's surface.

Sibling Rivalry: How'd You Torment Your Brothers & Sisters?

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.

motionbox.com presents: HDYK? - {day 4}

David K. Israel

It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt! Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are happy to bring you the next How Did You Know? sponsored by the extraordinary video sharing site motionbox.com.

What's in a Nickname? The Origins of All 30 MLB Team Names

Scott Allen

With the Major League Baseball season getting underway, here's the breakdown of how the league's 30 teams got their names.

Videos from Space for $700

Ransom Riggs

For around $700 worth of materials, an English IT manager named Robert Harrison was able to capture photos and video from space that would've cost NASA millions to achieve.

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