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The Economics of Death Star Planet Destruction

Chris Higgins

At the blog Overthinking It, a delightful roundtable has assembled to overthink the economics of the Death Star, as seen in Star Wars.

What's Your Grammar Pet Peeve?

Jason English

On Fridays, 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.

The Book of (Even More) Awesome: Win a Copy!

Jason English

Last year we had a fun time sharing awesome things to celebrate the release of Neil Pasricha's The Book of Awesome.

Strange Geographies: Abandoned Belgium (and Luxembourg), Part II

Ransom Riggs

So last week, I told about half the story of my recent adventure to Belgium and Luxembourg, where I was looking for atmospheric abandoned chateaus to film inside for a book trailer I'm making for

The Number of the Day: $125,000,000

Colin Patrick

In 1999 NASA lost $125 million because a team of engineering contractors erroneously used English measurements rather than metric.

5 Places to Almost Die Before You Die

Kenny Gould

1. Tiankeng Sinkhole, Xiaozhai,

neatorama presents: HDYK? – {day 3}

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?

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Man Dressed as Cow Steals 26 Gallons of Milk A man dressed in a cow costume went into a Walmart store in Stafford, Virginia, filled a cart with 26 gallons of milk and wheeled out of the store without

Brain Game: Let's Split!

Free-for-All Friday is a number sequence challenge for today. Enjoy! What's the missing number in the following series? 1, 5, 15, 34, 65, ?, 175, etc. Here is my SOLUTION.

Morning Cup of Links: Decorating Dogs

Miss Cellania

What is Beneath the Temple Mount? An archaeologist shares the wonder of digging under the crossroad of three world religions. * Royal Wedding unites the world in mathematical lunacy.

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 2.0

Mark Arminio

As we did last week for the Thursday night edition of The Late Movies, the music clips below all have a common theme. Take your best guess in the comments! Lisa Loeb - Stay (I Missed

Dietribes: Mushrooms

Allison Keene

• There's nothing newfangled about mushrooms.

How Did You Know? – Day 2 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.

Bruce Jenner, John Wayne and a Newborn Baby: 18 Curious Draft Picks

Bud Shaw

It's a guarantee that in this year's NFL Draft, a future Hall of Famer will be selected after someone who never plays a down in the league.

The Elusive Hapax Legomenon

Chris Higgins

A hapax legomenon (often abbreviated just to hapax) is a word which appears only once -- in a language, a single written work, or the entire body of work of a given author.

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