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Weekend Links: The First Meme

Allison Keene

Was Le Cochon Danseur (The Dancing Pig) the first meme? If you haven't seen it, you really must.

Here's a Really Fancy Prosthetic Hand

Chris Higgins

In this brief tech demo, Nigel Ackland shows off his new prosthetic hand, the bebionic v3.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com last week, here's what you

Win a Wreck-It Ralph Prize Pack!

Jason English

(c) 2012 Disney Enterprises, Inc. We've got a great big Wreck-It Ralph giveaway happening tonight on Twitter.

15 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Wreck-It Ralph

Stacy Conradt

All images (c) 2012 Disney Enterprises, Inc As a Disney geek and former Nintendo addict, I was fired up for Wreck-It Ralph when I heard about it at the D23 Convention last year.

How Malcolm Gladwell Ruined a Friendship By Singing a Song

Chris Higgins

In this live story from The Moth, Malcolm Gladwell explains how he ruined his friendship with his college friend Craig.

Weekend Links: A Hamburger in Space

Allison Keene

This "Should You Leave The Shower?" flowchart describes me more or less every day.

The Wisconsin Town That Didn't Learn English for Five Generations

Arika Okrent

The story of Hustisford looks very much like the story people usually tell about their immigrant ancestors. But in this story, there's a twist.

007 Behind-the-Scenes Facts About Skyfall

The Week

Skyfall — the 23rd entry in the James Bond franchise and the third to star Daniel Craig — hit U.S.

World War I Centennial: The Greeks Capture Salonika

Erik Sass

Installment #43: After simultaneous defeats at Kirk Kilisse and Kumanovo, October 22-24, 1912, the Ottoman Empire’s plan for defending its European territories collapsed.

The Missing Links: Lots O' Lincoln

Colin Patrick

I’m Just A Little Bit Excited For Lincoln As the father of 3-year-old and 1-year-old boys, I only vaguely recall what the inside of a movie theatre looks like.

25 College Classes Based on TV Shows

Stacy Conradt

Yesterday, The O.C. creator Josh Schwartz tweeted a photo of the syllabus for California Here We Come: The O.C. and the Self-Aware Culture of 21st Century America.

You Have the Power to Change the Spelling of One Word

Jason English

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.

Isaac Newton: 17th-Century London’s Dirty Harry

Judy Dutton

The science titan wasn’t used to being outsmarted. But after two years of trying to shut down English counterfeiting, one underworld kingpin was still getting the better of

What Ever Happened to Acid Rain?

Matt Soniak

Back when I was a kid, life was pretty simple. Saturday morning cartoons were awesome, Ecto Cooler was abundant and the Soviet Union collapsed before they could drop any nukes on us.