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What Makes "Fancy Ketchup" So Fancy?

Matt Soniak

Consider the following ingredient lists:McDonald's Fancy Ketchup: Tomato concentrate from red ripe tomatoes, distilled vinegar, high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, water, salt, natural flavors

What the Heck Is Blue Raspberry?

Matt Soniak

With some notable exceptions like blueberries, bluefish and blue corn, the color blue is rare among edible plants and animals.

60 Second Review of iOS5

David K. Israel

My son, Jack, is at it again with a new video review over on GeekDad. It's safe to say that this is the shortest review of Apple's new operating system that you'll ever watch.

The Wire Variations

David K. Israel

By far one of the best HBO series of all-time, The Wire, had a lot of original characteristics going for it: plots that stretched over and across multiple seasons for starters, and a different variati

Libraries = Socialism?

Miss Kathleen

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a

Dietribes: Soy Sauce

Allison Keene

• Originating over 2,500 years ago, soy sauce was likely a way to "stretch" salt, a historically pricey find.

Portland Nights -- a City in Time Lapse

Chris Higgins

Continuing my week of excellent HD videos, here's an HD time lapse from my hometown of Portland, Oregon.

Brain Game: Aspire

Have fun with today's Wednesday Wordplay challenge at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.

Morning Cup of Links: Giant Robot Snake

Miss Cellania

The U.S. government has a few job openings in Houston, Texas, with some travel required. Applications will be taken now through January. * Michael J.

The World’s Longest Christmas Card Exchange

Stacy Conradt

The Purse is infamous in our family. A couple (ahem, maybe a few) decades ago, my grandma bought my mother a handbag. The Purse in question had the appearance of denim but was plastic-y to the touch.

13 Images from National Geographic's Photo Contest

David K. Israel

It's that time of year again! Time for NGM's annual photo contest.

The All-Time Most Popular Posts From 21 Wonderful Websites

Jason English

While poking around in Google Analytics the other day, I was a little surprised to learn this was our all-time most popular story. I thought it was this. Or maybe this.

How NBA Players Are Spending the Lockout

Bud Shaw

In a job application for Regency Furniture posted online, free agent guard Delonte West checked the "full-time" box and answered "yes" to the question, "Have you ever been con

Beautiful Slow-Motion Footage from Apollo 13 Launch

Chris Higgins

If you enjoyed yesterday's video of the Earth taken from the ISS, you might enjoy this slow-motion video of a Saturn V rocket blasting off to take Apollo 13 to the moon in 1970 (spoiler alert: t

14 Creative and Clever Soaps

Miss Cellania

If you want to get a gift for someone who seems to have everything they need or want, here's a bit of advice. You should get them something they can use up!

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