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Phil Hartman's SNL Bloopers

Chris Higgins

Trailer Thursday: The Heat and White House Down

Stacy Conradt

Welcome to Trailer Thursday, where we help you decide what to do with your Friday night (and when to stay home). Here’s what’s coming out tomorrow.

10 Fun Uses for Old Card Catalogs

Judith B Herman

Sheldon repurposed one on the Big Bang Theory. Here are some of the novel ways creative people (including many librarians) have renewed card catalogs.

How Do You Wash a 111-Foot-Tall Woman?

Why is Y Sometimes a Vowel?

Arika Okrent

A, E, I, O, U, and sometimes Y. Why is that?

Morning Cup of Links: The DOMA Decision

Miss Cellania

8 SNL Audition Tapes

Chris Higgins

Talk Like a Founding Father This Fourth of July

Jamie Spatola

10 Plants That Smell Like Meat

Virginia C McGuire

How 26 Cocktails Got Their Names

Jason English

Host/bartender John Green discusses the origins of 26 famous alcoholic drinks. He even samples a few.

The Missing Links: Supreme Reactions

Colin Patrick

5 Flights of Lawn Chair Balloonists

Erik van Rheenen

Here’s a look at the few, the proud, the crazy enough to tie balloons to a lawn chair and take their relaxation skyward.

The Tiny Island Where Men Have Their Own Language

Arika Okrent

In 1837, the British cutter Lambton sailed from Sydney to Ngatik, a tiny island in Melanesia.

Wednesday is New Comics Day

Rich Barrett

5 Abandoned Stations of the London Underground System

Chris Stokel-Walker

London’s Underground subway network is celebrating its 150th year of operation this year, but as with any old institution there are a few skeletons in its closet.