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The Number of the Day: 4.5

Colin Patrick

Al Capone, the infamous mobster and convicted tax cheat, spent 4.5 years of his prison sentence at Alcatraz.

Morning Cup of Links: Apollo Insurance

Miss Cellania

Apollo astronauts couldn't buy life insurance if their lives depended on it. But NASA came up with a seemingly silly but genius scheme to raise money in the event of an on-the-job death.

The Late Movies: Double Rainbow (So Intense)

Chris Higgins

If you haven't seen the "double rainbow" video on YouTube, get ready for something, uh, intense.

The Quick 7: Seven Pieces of Unapproved Signage

Stacy Conradt

Yesterday's post about graffiti turned up some interesting info on a similar phenomenon sometimes referred to as Unapproved Signage (sometimes it doubles as installation art).

The Ultimate Superfans: Tribute Bands That Really Rock

Rob Lammle

They're called phonies, posers, and knock-offs. But the hard-working fans in tribute bands deserve a little respect.

A Shanty Town for Dogs?

Jill Harness

If you're familiar with Brazil, you probably already know about the colorful shanty towns of the country, known as favelas, many of which are built precariously along the sides of massive mountai

This Kid Might Own Us All One Day

Colin Patrick

When I was eight, the only thing I was building were forts made out of couch cushions.

At the Libraries: Your Weekly Round-Up

Miss Kathleen

Every Wednesday, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of library-related items.

Architecture as Advertising in Los Angeles

David K. Israel

Here in Los Angeles, cars rule. You've all heard the Missing Persons' song "Walking in LA" - well it's true: nobody walks here. It's just not that kind of town.

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.

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