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Brain Game: Like Wayne?

Have fun with today's Think Thursday challenge at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game. Good luck! As depicted below, what's the missing number in the following sequence?

Morning Cup of Links: Kitchen TARDIS

Miss Cellania

Rich Juzwiak judged a child beauty pageant. No extra snark is necessary to make this both interesting and disturbing.

Tim Burton Perplexed That He Didn't Already Write Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Stacy Conradt

It goes without saying that we’re super excited for longtime flosser Ransom Riggs and the folks over at Quirk Books.

The Late Movies: Nintendo Preview Music Jam

Chris Higgins

Tonight on The Late Movies, an important historical document of the early 1990s: Nintendo Preview Music Jam.

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.

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