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Morning Cup of Links: Attack on Pinterest

Miss Cellania

Only one other monarch has reigned over England as long as Queen Elizabeth II. See film footage and pictures from Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee in 1897. * The Fall of Pinterest.

The Missing Links: Projects for Your 3D Printer

Colin Patrick

Those Guys on the Beach with the Metal Detectors Must Find Things Sometimes, Right? Sure. It’s just that sometimes they find a big treasure chest full of coins ...

26 Vintage Photos of Cowboys & Cowgirls

Jill Harness

Ever since the idea of the cowboy entered the public consciousness, people have been fascinated with them.

Morbid Road Trip: American Medical Oddities

Matt Soniak

On our last macabre getaway, we planned an almost-cross-country trip to see various items tied to Abraham Lincoln’s assassination.

The Expanding Universe: How the Universe Got Bigger As We Measured It

Calli Arcale

Since before history began, we have tried to understand our world and our place in it. To the earliest hunter-gatherer tribes, this meant little more than knowing the tribe's territory.

7 Stories of People Who Refused to be Limited (in 2012)

Miss Cellania

Is it just me, or are there more and more global news stories about disabled people accomplishing feats that would be quite newsworthy for able-bodied people?

A Brief History of Console Video Games

Chris Higgins

In the first 30 seconds, this video takes us from Pong through a series of 1970s and early 1980s arcade games, then into NES versions of The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario Bros.

Awkward Family Photos Contest: Day 1

Andréa Fernandes

We're so excited to have the Awkward Family Photos Game in our store that we've partnered with FamilyAndPartyGames.com to run a contest to give away copies of the game! Each day through Thu

Brain Game: Black Gold

Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Tuesday Test Time challenge asks about a hot-spot area of the world that's politically charged thanks to its history, its religion, and its oil-rich lands.

Morning Cup of Links: The Cat Helicopter

Miss Cellania

A Dutch artist made a quadricopter out of the body of his deceased cat. That itself is both disturbing and hilarious, and now there's a song about the whole thing. * The Screwed Generation.

How Photos of Tank Man Were Smuggled Out of China

Stacy Conradt

We've discussed the story of the Unknown Rebel (what little we know of it, anyway), but we may have never known of his heroic deed if the photographers who managed to document it hadn’t been fast

The 12 Times NHL Goalies Scored Goals Themselves

Scott Allen

ADAM HUNGER/Reuters/Landov New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur, who has helped lead his team to the Stanley Cup Finals, is part of an exclusive club.

The Missing Links: Rules for Running With the Bulls

Colin Patrick

The Running Bulls Rules The first rule of running with bulls is probably, ummmm, don’t. Second rule is that if you’re going to do it anyway, be really prepared.

World War I Centennial: Protests and Pistols in Hungary's Parliament

Erik Sass

Installment #19: With Russia, France, Germany, and Britain locked in an arms race and trouble brewing along its southern border in the Balkans, Austria-Hungary was soon swept up in the European armame

27 Bits of Wisdom from 2012 Commencement Addresses

Lucas Reilly

At Goucher College last month, Ira Glass said that commencement speakers "give stock advice, which is then promptly ignored.” He may be right.

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