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SNL Quiz redux

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Morning Cup of Links: Name That Exoplanet

Miss Cellania

Of the hundreds of exoplanets we know of, the one that most resembles earth is called GJ 1214b.

The Late Movies: Bloopers A-Plenty

Chris Higgins

Everybody loves a goof-up on TV or in a movie.

The Quick 10: It's a Wonderful Life

Stacy Conradt

I'm going to have to watch this on the sly at some point in the next week, because every time my husband walks in the room and sees it on TV, he starts making fun of me.

Perhaps You Only Think Testosterone Makes You Aggressive

Meghan Holohan

Testosterone has long been the black sheep of hormones—blamed for every bad behavior from aggression to greed to promiscuity. But a new study might change testosterone's bad boy

What Not to Eat: Chain Restaurant Pasta

Chris Higgins

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has an eye-opening video demonstrating the health hazards of eating at major Italian-style restaurant chains (they focused on the Olive Garden and

6 Controversial Christmas Carols

Danny Gallagher

When you think of Christmas, you probably envision a row of cherry-faced carolers standing on your doorstep, holding candles and swaying to the soft, delicate notes of classic Christmas songs.

Stacy Conradt is a Football Genius

Jason English

The mental_floss fantasy football league's regular season is over, and Stacy Conradt has made the rest of us look silly. I'm not sure I've ever seen this kind of dominance.

Sneak Peek #5: The Tunnel That Saved Bosnia

Mangesh Hattikudur

The Jan/Feb issue of mental_floss hits newsstands soon, so we're continuing with our week-long preview of the magazine's stories.

A Writer Grows in Brooklyn - part 1

David K. Israel

Truman Capote lived in Brooklyn by choice, and so did I, once... Brooklyn Heights, to be more exact. Actually, the Northern part of Brooklyn Heights, if you want to be even more exact.

Brain Game: Another Nief Puzzle

When the Borderlands quiz Kara and I composed was featured as the 5PM Quiz yesterday, I decided to consult my notes to see if I had a state-related Brain Game to follow up with this morning.

Land of the Little People: Now with Video!

Ransom Riggs

A few months ago, I wrote about a unique tourist attraction in Southwestern China in which dwarves from across the region, who are discriminated against and have trouble getting regular jobs, have ban

Morning Cup of Links: Decade's End

Miss Cellania

December is the darkest month of the year. So why isn't it the coldest? It honestly has nothing to do with the power company's profit margins. * Product, a Jon Phillips production.

The Late Movies: Julia Child

Matt Soniak

My girlfriend and I recently watched Julie and Julia (my pick, not hers) and, honestly, I could have done without the Julie half of the equation.

How Rapper MC Frontalot is Quitting Smoking Using Dungeons & Dragons

Chris Higgins

So I'm an MC Frontalot fan from way back.

The Quick 10: 10 Photo-Op Statues

Stacy Conradt

With the holidays here, I bet lots of you are planning on traveling (we are). I love nothing more than to break up a road trip with ridiculous little stops, much to the chagrin of my car companions.

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