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Dietribes: Licorice

Allison Keene

"¢Â Sweetness thy name is Licorice, or "sweet root," "sweet stalk" and "sweet grass" (according to the Greeks, Indians and Chinese).

Brain Game: 10 Letters to the President

In today's Brain Game, the answer to #2 may come quicker than the answer to #1. Good luck: 1. What U.S. president has had the longest first name (10 letters)? 2. Which two U.S.

What Happened to Marie Antoinette's Children?

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

While the story of Marie Antoinette ends with her beheading in 1793, the tragedy of her family continued to unfold long after her death.

Morning Cup of Links: Tomato Soup Cake

Miss Cellania

The Curious London Legacy of Benedict Arnold.

The Late Movies: Saved By The Bell—The Malibu Sands Episodes

Erica Palan

During the third season of Saved By The Bell, Zack, Kelly, Slater, Screech and Jessie took jobs at the Malibu Sands Beach Club, where Lisa Turtle and her family were members. Mr.

The Quick 10: 9 Circus Deaths (and one that never happened)

Stacy Conradt

As far as dangerous professions go, "writer" is probably not very high on the list. Carpal tunnel, deteriorating eyesight, maybe paper cuts - sure.

The KFC Logo You Can See from Space

Chris Higgins

Satellite imagery is full of interesting sights, but my favorite is the grinning KFC logo staring out at the universe from a desert in Rachel, Nevada.

Ghost Writers: The Surprising Names Behind 10 Famous Works

Ethan Trex

Wish someone would give you a little respect? Want to keep the French from colonizing Central America? You know what song and what doctrine to turn to, but do you know who actually wrote them?

Twitter's Twaggies

David K. Israel

Twaggies.com is the first start-up I've ever, er, started up that's made it out of the incipient early BETA test phase and has actually brought people joy.

Odds/Ends: Name the MVPs! (And Other Contest News)

Jason English

Help us out! I saw on ESPN this morning that LeBron James became the sixth reigning league MVP in the four major sports to leave for another team after the season.

Where is Old Jersey? (and 6 other "˜New' location origins)

David K. Israel

I grew up in New Jersey... exit 4, to be more precise. But it wasn't until I left home that I actually started to think about the original Jersey, off the coast of France.

Watercooler Ammo: The Marathon in the Hospital Hallway

Jason English

Mangesh and I have a daily newsletter (well, Monday-Thursday). Many of our subscribers were kind enough to share yesterday's edition via email, or on Facebook and Twitter.

Outlaws as Folk Heroes

Miss Cellania

Nineteen-year-old Colton Harris-Moore was arrested in the Bahamas Sunday after a two-year run from the police.

The Number of the Day: 4

Colin Patrick

Joan Ginther of Las Vegas has won over $1 million in the Texas Lottery 4 times.

Brain Game: Drive My Car

Any Beatles fans in the house? These fictitious automobile-related phrases are actually anagrams of song titles by the Beatles.

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