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Apple's iPad - some observations

David K. Israel

I just typed "iPad" into the mental_floss back-end search engine and was amazed to discover that we haven't yet written anything substantial on this possibly game-changing device.

Support Your Local Library (But...How?)

Jason English

I got a very nice email last night from a librarian in New York.

Our Adorable Relatives: 9 Tiny Primates

Miss Cellania

The biological order of primates includes humans, apes, and monkeys. It also includes prosimians, which are smaller, more primitive animals that we recognize as cute enough to be our relatives. 1.

Brain Game: Sandy Echo Pod Raise

These are all phrases which, when spoken aloud, sound similar to the names of certain Major League Baseball teams. An example?

Biosphere 2 as it Stands Today

Ransom Riggs

Photographer Noah Sheldon recently toured what remains of Biosphere 2, Arizona's ambitious, once-thriving experiment in closed-system ecology. (Also see the movie Biodome.

Morning Cup of Links: Rock the Yurt

Miss Cellania

Unpaid internships are a handy way for employers to get free labor, often illegally.

The Late Movies: Creative Dialogue Replacement

Ransom Riggs

It was only a matter of time before we got to this.

motionbox.com presents: HDYK? - {day 5}

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.

Playing Chess With Kubrick

Chris Higgins

Jeremy Bernstein (a professor of physics and occasional journalist) brings us a nice recollection of playing chess with Stanley Kubrick, covering the Fischer/Spassky chess match for Playboy using a ps

Life Advice From the Former President of Duke

Jason English

After Duke beat West Virginia to advance to the National Championship game, I approached our regulars with story ideas.

The Quick 10: 10 Quirks of Old Houses

Stacy Conradt

I love old houses.

Amazingly Realistic Digital Artwork

Jill Harness

Other than the armor and a few stray hairs, this guy looks like someone you might see walking down the street.

Brain Game: Math Square #19

The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9. Each digit should appear only once in this main grid. One of these numbers is already provided for you.

What Does the Future Hold for Libraries?

Ransom Riggs

With last weekend's release of the iPad, more pundits than ever are proclaiming the book an endangered species. Bookstores are closing left and right.

Morning Cup of Links: Parking Tickets

Miss Cellania

Pigeons outperform humans at the Monty Hall Dilemma. Ah, but they had an edge in that they got to practice all day instead of just thinking it through!

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