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Battlestar Galactica at the U.N.: So Say We All

Chris Higgins

So this actually happened: on March 17, 2009, the United Nations sponsored a panel discussion that "explored some of the themes that are of importance to both the United Nations and the critical

Brain Game: Flame On!

Where there's smoke, there's fire; and where there's fire, there's heat. By changing one letter at a time to form different English words, and leaving all other letters in their

The Number of the Day: $2,700,000,000

Jason English

In 2009, U.S. airlines collected $2.7 billion in baggage fees.

Morning Cup of Links: Evolving Mickey

Miss Cellania

From the 1958 until 1992, the Greenbriar Resort in White Sulfur Springs, West Virginia sat on top of a secret.

The Late Movies: Shortcuts for Mundane Tasks

Will Treece

Maybe some of these are common knowledge, and I'm just out of the loop (very possible), but I hadn't seen any of these methods before I watched these instructional videos. How to take off

The Quick 10: 10 Famous Pieces of Graffiti

Stacy Conradt

Graffiti has come a long way over the years. Largely thanks to artists like Banksy and Blek le Rat, some graffiti is now recognized as the clever art form it really is.

Disturbingly Real Sculptures

Jill Harness

What's bothering this man so much? Maybe it's the fact that he's not real.

Kevin Spacey Does Impersonations

Chris Higgins

Here's a fun one -- on Inside the Actors Studio, Kevin Spacey does a solid five minutes of spot-on impersonations.

Beyond Kickball: 10 Specialized Summer Camps

Ethan Trex

All a summer camp used to need to keep kids entertained throughout the warmer months was a good ball field and a place to go swimming.

7 Fugitives who Became Folk Heroes

Miss Cellania

Last week, in the wake of the arrest of Colton Harris-Moore and his surprising internet fandom, we took a look at what made some criminals into folk heroes in the manner of the legendary Robin Hood.

Font Wars

David K. Israel

I saw this photo over on passiveaggressivenotes.com today and thought to myself: I wonder if you  _flossers would find it as amusing as I do.

Brain Game: Breaker! Breaker!

Thanks for playing the Tuesday Brain Game. Enjoy: Six major-league sports teams currently in the "big four" (MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL) have names with the initials C.B.

Tales of Mere Existence

Ransom Riggs

If you haven't seen this awesomely droll series of short animations, now's your chance.

Morning Cup of Links: Animals in War

Miss Cellania

Top Secret America. Homeland security, counterterrorism, and spying have grown so much in the past nine years that the result "amounts to an alternative geography of the United States".

Food in Disguise

Jill Harness

Nothing like a thick, flavorful steak, especially when it's a vegan-friendly dessert. Wondering how that happens?

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