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Haunting Footage of Appalachia's Lost Coal Towns

Ransom Riggs

Photographer Jim LoScalzo went to rediscover the lost coal mining towns of Appalachia, but instead of just taking pictures, he shot video.

Morning Cup of Links: Alien vs. Pooh

Miss Cellania

Scientists say they've identified a new human ancestor. The unnamed hominid species roamed as far as Siberia and may have coexisted with Neaderthals and humans.

Reader-Submitted Quiz Week!!

Jason English

Did you ever take one of our quizzes and think to yourself, "Jeez, I could come up with something better"? Well, now's your chance!

The Late Movies: Mike Rowe (Host of "Dirty Jobs") on QVC

Chris Higgins

Here's a shocker: Mike Rowe, the wisecracking host of Discovery's Dirty Jobs, was a host on the home shopping channel QVC in the early 90's.

10 Words Invented by Authors

Stacy Conradt

These authors are all geniuses just based on their works alone.

Amazing Facts, 140 Characters at a Time

Jason English

If you're into the whole Twitter thing, consider adding some fun facts to your feed.

Singing Helps Stroke Patients

Meghan Holohan

Don't be embarrassed about belting out Lady Gaga or Stevie Wonder tunes in the shower—it's good for your health. Singing strengthens vocal cords and neck and mouth muscles.

Douglas Adams on Lemurs, Monkeys, Parrots, the Universe, and Everything

Chris Higgins

Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (among other awesome stuff) was an environmental activist particularly concerned with endangered species (read more about his work on

Dietribes: Cheesecake

Allison Keene

"¢ Cheesecake may have been around since ancient Greece, where Cato wrote recipes for religious use using placenta (er ...) that was later substituted with soft cheese, which was eventually devel

20 Cool Mudflaps

David K. Israel

Most of you are probably familiar with the mudflap girl, seen in this photo

The Secret to The Office's Success

Jill Harness

I love The Office. It seems like I have worked with every character on the show. And apparently, I'm not alone.

Brain Game: Gobble Snoot

A few weeks back, we asked our Brain Gamers to size up each of the seven continents of the world by land area, largest to smallest.

Morning Cup of Links: The Mother Owl

Miss Cellania

The Virtual Choir, composed of 185 singers who never sang together. All recorded separately but blended together in a YouTube video.

The Late Movies: Great Performances by Blind Musicians

Greg Sabin

As a musician (OK, maybe musician is too strong a word; I do, after all, play the banjo), I'm impressed by anyone who has total control of his or her instrument.

The Quick 10: 10 Movie Theater Gimmicks

Stacy Conradt

You've probably noticed by the abundance of funny glasses available at your local Cineplex lately that 3D technology is the latest gimmick to become all the rage at movie theaters.

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