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One High School Class Every Senior Should Take

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.

Twisted Takes on Classic Cartoon Characters

Ransom Riggs

Though most cartoons have never taken themselves too seriously -- consider last week's jaw-dropping Simpsons intro, directed by Banksy -- classic children's cartoon characters still seem to

Brain Game: It's Tender!

Please put on your thinking cap and give today's Brain Game a shot. Good luck! It has nothing to do with their spelling or form...

Morning Cup of Links: Darth Vader on Your GPS

Colin Patrick

Before you cut into those Halloween pumpkins, make sure you check out History Channel’s nifty Pumpkin Carving Patterns.

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

The Late Movies: Fantastic Music Collaborations

Mark Arminio

Last week on The Colbert Report, noted folk / alt-rocker Jeff Tweedy (of Wilco fame) played a track with legendary soul singer Mavis Stapes.  This performance inspired me to put together a list of oth

The Quick 10: 10 Places to Stay if You're Looking for a Scare

Stacy Conradt

Looking for a last-minute Halloween getaway? Then this is the Q10 for you.

Scenes From Our Birmingham Trivia Show

Will Pearson

Thanks so much to everyone who came out to our Birmingham trivia show on Tuesday night. We had a packed house at Cantina and raised $2000 for the Ronald McDonald House.

At the Libraries: What Are Books Good For?

Miss Kathleen

Every week, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.

Greatest Facts Contest Extended Through Sunday

Mangesh & Jason

We're on the hunt for the Greatest Facts in American History, and we're giving away $1000 in prizes in the hopes you'll help us find it! Did you know that: Growing up, George Was

The Men Behind the Masks

Ethan Trex

Chewbacca, Sloth, and Big Bird are all iconic roles, but could you pick any of the actors who played them out of a lineup? Probably not.

Why is it "Boilerplate text?"

David K. Israel

Etymology time! I was in a meeting yesterday and the consultant must have used the word "boilerplate" 10 times in 10 minutes.

The Slightly Creepy, Mostly Cheesy World of Horror Hosting

Ransom Riggs

Growing up in Southwest Florida, we had Dr. Paul Bearer. Other people knew Vampira or Elvira or Svengoolie or Grimsley -- all regional TV horror hosts.

Scientists Create Flubber-Like Effect Using Nanotubes

Chris Higgins

Now I'm no scientician, but I can tell you that the following video shows some seriously weird science.

Getting to Know Haunted House Operators

Colin Patrick

October is the time of year when, to quote a great man, “Creatures crawl in search of blood, to terrorize y’awlls neighborhood.” Much is made about the exploits of those creatures – vampires, mummies,

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