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Who Else Has Lit the Olympic Cauldron?

Scott Allen

The Vancouver Organizing Committee has managed to keep the identity of the person who will light the Olympic cauldron during today's opening ceremonies under wraps.

People Born on the (Exact) Same Day You Were

Jason English

Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want. Very casual.

5 Things You Didn't Know About George Plimpton

Ethan Trex

George Plimpton had an interesting niche in American letters.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Man Steals Ambulance with Patient Inside Police in Madison, Wisconsin say a drunken man got into an ambulance in the parking lot of a ski resort and drove off Monday night.

Brain Game: Bombers Away!

It's been far too long since we offered a logic puzzle for the Brain Game, so let's correct that today.

Ain't In It for My Health: a Film About Levon Helm

Ransom Riggs

A buddy of mine from film school, Jacob Hatley, has spent the last few years directing a documentary about Levon Helm, and after a crazy amount of polishing and editing and reshoots, it finally premie

Morning Cup of Links: Carrying a Torch

Miss Cellania

The Olympic Torch arrives in Vancouver tonight for the opening ceremonies.

10 Issue Supplement: The Glorious Works of 10 Outsider Artists

Andréa Fernandes

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7 Dubious Ways to Gain an Olympic Edge

Ethan Trex

The Winter Olympics are supposed to be a shining beacon of sportsmanship and goodwill, but things don't always work out that way.

Caption Contest No. 17 Winners!

David K. Israel

The people have spoken! More than 1,000 of you cast a vote and the two winning captions appear below. Congrats to Niki and Randy!

The Quick 10: 10 Roses With Surprising Namesakes

Stacy Conradt

In case you haven't noticed, Valentine's Day is Sunday.

Dear Valentine: A Brief History of Great Love Letters

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

For as long as people could write, it seems, the more romantic and less self-conscious have been penning love letters.

"Deadliest Catch" Star Captain Phil Harris Dies

Chris Higgins

Fans of the Discovery Channel show Deadliest Catch are in mourning, after learning that Captain Phil Harris died on February 9. He suffered a stroke while unloading his boat, the Cornelia Marie.

Using Duke-UNC Highlights to Study PTSD

Meghan Holohan

Duke basketball fans might argue that a big win against UNC has significant cultural relevance. And in a sense, they're right.

Sister Salad returns with "String Theory"

David K. Israel

I've written about Sister Salad before. Some of you might recall their Yo Comments Are Wack music video, which has been viewed more then 1 million times now, partly thanks to the mental_floss

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