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Brain Game: Tally Me Banana

Welcome to the Friday Brain Game.

Morning Cup of Links: Viking Grooming

Miss Cellania

You might be surprised to find that Vikings were cleaner than the people they conquered and even kept their hair neatly cut. See more photographic evidence here.

The Late Movies: Brett Domino, The Ultimate Geek

Mark Arminio

One of the geekiest (and hence _flossiest) musicians out there is Brett Domino, the alter-ego of musician Rob J. Madin.

The Quick 10: 10 People with Photographic Memories

Stacy Conradt

It's hard to say whether a photographic memory actually exists or not.

Coin a New Phrase, Win a New Book

Jason English

The book we're giving away today is Sacred Gifts, Profane Pleasures: A History of Tobacco and Chocolate in the Atlantic World.

By the Handbook: 9 Unusual College Policies

Ethan Trex

When incoming freshmen head to college ready to have some fun before classes start, they often run up against a boring enemy: hours of tedious explanation of various school rules and policies.

Bugs Bunny and Hitler

David K. Israel

If you've never seen "Herr Meets Hare," you really need to take 6 minutes today and watch this. It, er, heils from a time when the Warner Brothers' lunacy knew no bounds.

How Important Is An Author Photo?

Ransom Riggs

The reason I ask is because I have to decide whether or not I want one on a book I have coming out next year (my first novel -- trust me, I'll be pestering all of you to buy it when we're cl

Christopher Walken Reads Things

Chris Higgins

It recently came to my attention that Christopher Walken has a history of doing spoken-word pieces, just reading stuff that sounds weird when he reads it (perhaps everything sounds weird when Walkeniz

Real World Superheroes of the Midwest

Miss Cellania

There are everyday folks who spend their free time anonymously helping their communities -anonymous because they are costumed superheroes!

The Number of the Day: 20

Will Treece

Using computers they borrowed from Google, an international team of mathematicians has discovered that every Rubik's Cube can be solved in 20 moves or less. Related Fact: The fastest anyone ha

The 2010 U.S. Air Guitar Championships

Jill Harness

If you thought that most people outgrow air guitar by the time they graduate high school, you'd be right...but that doesn't mean everyone matures at the same pace.

Brain Game: Julia's Tiles

Today's Brain Game combines wordplay with celebrity names. We've taken famous folk whose last names begin with "S" and turned that letter into a possessive for the first name.

Morning Cup of Links: Jelly Belly Flavors

Miss Cellania

Sweet Memories: How Jelly Belly Invents Flavors.

The Late Movies: The Jerk

Chris Higgins

In 1979, Steve Martin appeared in his first starring movie role. He played Navin R. Johnson in The Jerk, directed by Carl Reiner.

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