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Morning Cup of Links: Misfortune Cookies

Miss Cellania

The Full Story Of How Facebook Was Founded. Someone stealing your idea can hurt but also pay off handsomely years down the road.

The Late Movies: Animals Drinking in Slow Motion

Chris Higgins

Call me weird, but I love a good slow motion video of an animal drinking. No, not booze -- just good old-fashioned water. There's something mesmerizing about watching this stuff.

What Does 'Kiwanis' Mean? The Stories Behind 4 Civic Groups

Rob Lammle

You've heard their names and seen their logos. You've probably watched them march in parades, donated money to one of their charities, or played on a Little League team they sponsored.

The Quick 10: 10 Intriguing Mobster Nicknames

Stacy Conradt

Scarface, The Teflon Don, Bugsy, Lucky "“ we know all of those gangsters. But there's some really obscure and intriguing nicknames lurking in the Underworld.

"El Fin Del Mundo" (The End of the World)

Chris Higgins

My fellow Americans, we face a grave challenge.

Dietribes: Garlic

Allison Keene

"¢Â "What garlic is to food, insanity is to art," so said Augustus Saint-Gaudens.

My Trip to MIT's Sports Nerd Conference

Scott Allen

[Image credit: John Marcus.] On Saturday, I had the pleasure of attending the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference—or the Sports Nerd Conference, as my girlfriend referred to it&mdas

Greensleeves - more than you ever wanted to hear

David K. Israel

Next week I'll be writing about some of the worst hold music I've ever had to sit through.

Brain Game: Sometimes Why?

There should be enough answers for today's Brain Game to go around, so get creative.

Morning Cup of Links: Logorama

Miss Cellania

CIA waterboarding protocols. The instructions from internal documents are disturbing, so read at your own risk. * 7 (Thankfully) Extinct Giant Versions of Modern Animals.

The Late Movies: Cover Songs I Didn't See Coming

Matt Soniak

Sometimes you can see a cover coming a mile away.

Strange Geographies: Death at the Border

Ransom Riggs

I took an unusual road trip yesterday, to a cemetery near the Mexican border.

The Quick 10: 10 Stars Who Started on Nickelodeon

Stacy Conradt

We all know that Amanda Bynes and Nick Cannon had self-titled shows on Nickelodeon, and SNL's Kenan Thompson got his big break on the network as well (thanks so much for Good Burger, Kenan.

Extreme Slo-Mo: Blowing Stuff Up w/Stephen Hawking

Chris Higgins

Here's an odd duck: Pink Terror Hawking, a short film featuring an interview with Stephen Hawking as part of its audio track, with mesmerizing visuals done in ultra-slow-motion, including: wate

Tuesday Turnip

David K. Israel

In case you're not familiar with the Turnip, it's a whimsical Google search, wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting pages "turn-up." As always with thi

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