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Libraries = Socialism?

Miss Kathleen

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a

Dietribes: Soy Sauce

Allison Keene

• Originating over 2,500 years ago, soy sauce was likely a way to "stretch" salt, a historically pricey find.

Portland Nights -- a City in Time Lapse

Chris Higgins

Continuing my week of excellent HD videos, here's an HD time lapse from my hometown of Portland, Oregon.

Brain Game: Aspire

Have fun with today's Wednesday Wordplay challenge at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.

Morning Cup of Links: Giant Robot Snake

Miss Cellania

The U.S. government has a few job openings in Houston, Texas, with some travel required. Applications will be taken now through January. * Michael J.

The World’s Longest Christmas Card Exchange

Stacy Conradt

The Purse is infamous in our family. A couple (ahem, maybe a few) decades ago, my grandma bought my mother a handbag. The Purse in question had the appearance of denim but was plastic-y to the touch.

13 Images from National Geographic's Photo Contest

David K. Israel

It's that time of year again! Time for NGM's annual photo contest.

The All-Time Most Popular Posts From 21 Wonderful Websites

Jason English

While poking around in Google Analytics the other day, I was a little surprised to learn this was our all-time most popular story. I thought it was this. Or maybe this.

How NBA Players Are Spending the Lockout

Bud Shaw

In a job application for Regency Furniture posted online, free agent guard Delonte West checked the "full-time" box and answered "yes" to the question, "Have you ever been con

Beautiful Slow-Motion Footage from Apollo 13 Launch

Chris Higgins

If you enjoyed yesterday's video of the Earth taken from the ISS, you might enjoy this slow-motion video of a Saturn V rocket blasting off to take Apollo 13 to the moon in 1970 (spoiler alert: t

14 Creative and Clever Soaps

Miss Cellania

If you want to get a gift for someone who seems to have everything they need or want, here's a bit of advice. You should get them something they can use up!

Brain Game: Ed McMahon?

Here's the mentalfloss.com Brain Game with a new Tuesday Test Time challenge. Good luck! Exactly FOUR U.S.

Morning Cup of Links: The Gobi Grid

Miss Cellania

Football is almost a religion at Penn State, and the faithful have been shaken by the Sandusky scandal.

Space Jam Was Released 15 Years Ago Today (and the Film's 1996 Website Is Alive/Kicking)

Jason English

November 15, 1996, was a big day for movies — both Space Jam and The English Patient were released. Sadly, only one of those movies' official websites is still up and running.

The Late Movies: Newsies

Andréa Fernandes

Disney's 1992 box office dud, Newsies, has gained quite a cult following in the ensuing years.

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