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Worth More Dead Than Alive: 5 Famous Grave Robberies

Rob Lammle

After Michael Jackson passed away, his family decided to bury him inside Forest Lawn Memorial Park, a private, gated cemetery where many musicians, actors, and other celebrities are buried.

Dietribes: Water Water Everywhere! Part Two

Allison Keene

For those of you whose thirst wasn't quenched with the last Dietribes, here's another round of water facts for you to paddle, wade, swim or float through: "¢ Worried about drinking y

xkcd: the exclusive interview

David K. Israel

A fan of Randall Munroe's brilliant webcomic xkcd?

Brain Game: Deliriously Raw

Thanks for trying today's puzzle. In this age of the Internet, devout fans often refer to multi-word titles of albums, films, and TV shows by their abbreviations.

Morning Cup of Links: Housekeeping Cats

Miss Cellania

You can get a taste for what it was like to live through historical moments by watching converted film footage, news reports, historic speeches, sports coverage, and even famous musical performances w

Dirty Campaigning in the Roaring Twenties: Hoover vs. Smith

Joseph Cummins

One year ago today, Barack Obama was elected President of the United States. If you thought last year's campaign was dirty, Joseph Cummins, author of Anything for a Vote, has a story for you.

The Quick 10: If 10 Fast Food Joints Had Stuck With the Original Plan...

Stacy Conradt

Ben & Jerry's Bagels? Sonic Steakhouse? Be glad that some of our favorite quick-service places evolved into what they are today.

Was There Really a Granny Smith? 9 Fruit & Veggie Origins

Ethan Trex

The other night my parents were having a discussion about the origins of the name of Fordhook lima beans—apparently their empty-nest existence is not quite as thrilling as I'd suspected

Win some free downloads at Wolfgang's Vault!

David K. Israel

A couple weeks ago, I wrote about WolfgangsVault.com and promised you a chance to win a couple free downloads.

Put This On: Denim

Chris Higgins

Today I bring you a new "web series about dressing like a grownup" presented by Jesse Thorn of The Sound of Young America (a public radio show that's generally awesome) and Adam Lisagor

5 Classic Poisons and the People Who Used Them

Miss Cellania

Long before our modern industries developed the cleaning products, industrial solvents, and drugs that can kill when misused, people used simple plants to murder each other.

Brain Game: Mrs. Sasse's Class

Local elections are being held in many areas in the country today. If you care about your community, do yourself and your neighbors a favor and get out there and vote.

Morning Cup of Links: Global Sockets

Miss Cellania

Xkcd has movie graphs that help explain the sequence of characters for those who have trouble figuring out what went on over a long narrative.

The Late Movies: Video Contest Winners

Ransom Riggs

Ever since YouTube crashed onto the scene a few years ago, companies have been holding video contests, and anywhere from several hundred to several thousand video-makers have been entering each one.

One Sweet Severance Package & Other Tales of the ABA

Keith Law

"The NBA was a symphony, it was scripted; the ABA was jazz." —Ron

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