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Get the Scientists Working on the Monorail Technology, Immediately

Colin Patrick

When Google launched Project 10^100 a few years ago with the philosophy that “helping helps everybody, helper and helped alike,” they were inundated with more than 150,000 submissions.

Brain Game: A Vice Versa

By changing one letter at a time to form different English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert SMOKE into DRINK in the fewest steps possible.

Morning Cup of Links: Daylight in Chile

Miss Cellania

You can follow the events at the Chilean mine rescue in this live feed. Learn more about the rescue operation. * The Mathematically Correct Breakfast.

The Late Movie: Eric Stoltz as Marty McFly

Colin Patrick

A while back I wrote about lost performances, and referenced the fact that Eric Stoltz was the original Marty McFly.

The Quick 10: Pansy O'Hara and the Near-Names of 10 Other Characters

Stacy Conradt

We’ve talked about alternate universe book titles for the past couple of days, but sometimes it’s just the characters who have undergone name changes (and in some cases, sex changes).

Pistol Shrimp Pack Some Serious Heat

Matt Soniak

When I’m not blogging for mental_floss, I can usually be found wearing bright orangerubber pants and gutting, cutting and selling fish at my local Whole Foods (and winning awards for it).

Digitizing the Environment

David K. Israel

I’m getting really excited by all the activity buzzing around alternative energy. This was something I was pushing for as an activist in college, back in the late 80s. Way ahead of my time? You bet.

Google Has Self-Driving Cars That Work Today

Chris Higgins

If you've been wondering where your jet-pack is, you may have to settle for Google's self-driving car.

The Dying Art of the Projectionist

Ransom Riggs

When I was in high school, all my coolest friends were projectionists.

10 Amazing Costumes for Halloween

Miss Cellania

Every year, I am impressed not only by the dedication and technical skill some people put into their Halloween costumes, but also the cleverness and ingenuity employed to come up with some of these!

The NASA Bedrest Facility

Colin Patrick

On a recent episode of the fantastic podcast The Sound of Young America, Mary Roach – author of the new book Packing For Mars - reveals a variety of fascinating anecdotes about life in the great unkno

Brain Game: Seek Whence

Thanks for playing the Tuesday Brain Game.

Morning Cup of Links: Degaussing Your Cat

Miss Cellania

Darpa is developing hi-tech methods for predicting potential homicides, suicides, and traitorous actions in military personnel.

10 Stars Who Appeared on Saved by the Bell

Erica Palan

While the main cast of Saved by the Bell had varied success in their post-Bayside lives, many of the show's guests star went on to achieve Hollywood success.

The Late Movies: Cooking Shows on Crack

Ransom Riggs

Sometimes it takes a special blend of trippy editing tricks to show us just how weird cooking shows really are.

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