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4 Million Bananas: Wal-Mart by the Numbers

Haley Sweetland Edwards

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court threw out a colossal class-action suit against Wal-Mart on behalf of about 1.5 million female workers, who claimed the retail behemoth had discriminated against th

Queen of Kitsch: A Brief History of the Plastic Pink Flamingo

Haley Sweetland Edwards

From the plastic bird's birth to its modern perch atop the pyramid of campy Americana, here’s the quick-and-dirty on the hot pink queen of kitsch.

Lunchtime Quiz: U.S. Representative or Little Rascal?

Jason Plautz

Lately there's been some evidence that our U.S. Congress might be full of rascals.

neatorama presents: HDYK? – {day 3}

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?

Everything is a Remix Part 3: Innovation and Creation

Chris Higgins

Today I'm pleased to point you to the third part of the Everything is a Remix series.

We Now Have a New York Times Best-Selling Author on Staff

Jason English

Congrats to Ransom, whose book debuted at #7 on the New York Times Best Seller list!

10 Funny and Fabulous Flowcharts

Miss Cellania

Flow charts are wonderful for mapping processes for machines, as they lay out a sequence of binary decisions, meaning yes or no.

Brain Game: Balls Galore!

On his Web page at New Jersey's William Paterson University, author/editor/professor Stephen R. Shalom posted five Sports Stumpers that included the following trivia gem.

Morning Cup of Links: Work Smarter

Miss Cellania

Polly wants to stay one step ahead of you! Parrots are capable of sophisticated reasoning. * Harrowing, Heartbreaking Tales of Overworked Americans.

The Worst First Pick in Basketball History

Ethan Trex

There’s not much we can say with certainty as Thursday's NBA draft approaches. Some team will get a terrific bargain in this draft.

Best Directions Ever: "Take the Exit that Goes Through the Office Building"

Stacy Conradt

Directions to my house go something like, "Take the highway that runs through town and get off on exit 9, then take a left at the stoplight." If you live in downtown Osaka, your directions m

The Late Movies: The "Unsolved Mysteries" Theme Song

Chris Higgins

Rob Lammle wrote a terrific piece in January called Unsolved Mysteries: More Than Just a Creepy Theme Song. But I wondered: can that theme song get any creepier? Guess what -- it can.

How Did You Know? – Day 2 Level 3/Bonus Round

David K. Israel

YES! You can play this challenge/contest without knowing a thing about the weekly hunt! It's sort of a one-off - a stand-alone if you will.

Las Vegas to Salt Lake City in 3 Minutes

Chris Higgins

Director Chase Heavener drove from Las Vegas, Nevada to Salt Lake City, Utah, recording time-lapse video along the way.

How Many Ridges Are on a Quarter? (And Why Are They There in the First Place?)

Matt Soniak

The rims on U.S. dimes, quarters, half dollars and some dollar coins are called reeded edges. They’ve been on American currency almost since day one as a way of keeping people honest.

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