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The Student Films of 20 Famous Directors

Sean Hutchinson

Before they conquered Hollywood, these famous directors made student films. Have a look!

What Side of the Road Countries Drive On

Jason English

And which countries switched.

The Missing Links: Miss Cleo Speaks

Colin Patrick

23 Places Where the Konami Code Lives On

Stacy Conradt

This super-secret code has a special place in the hearts of geeks who grew up with it.

Some Animals Give Poison Presents

Matt Soniak

Super Mario Bros. 3 in 3 Minutes

Chris Higgins

Brain Game: SWYST

Sandy Wood

16 Characters From Other Languages That Make Great Emoticons

Arika Okrent

There’s an art to creating emoticons from simple characters. Here are 16 characters you can borrow from the writing systems of other languages to up your emoticon game.

How Can a Butterfly, Weighing No More Than a Feather, Fly Into the Wind?

Nick Greene

18 Offbeat Holidays You Can Celebrate in May

Hannah Keyser

There are plenty of reasons to party this month!

Morning Cup of Links: The Most Philadelphia Sentence

Hannah Keyser

5 Questions: "Spoon" Fed

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The Time Mister Rogers Saved Public Television

Mangesh Hattikudur

When the government wanted to cut Public Television funds in 1969, Mister Rogers went to Washington.

The Many Meanings of May Day

David Clark

What is May Day? It means many things to many people, from pagans to factory workers to troubled boaters.

Celebrate Broadcast Television's 75th Birthday by Watching Its First Program

Nick Greene

On April 30, 1939, the first-ever regularly scheduled television broadcast began with scenes from the just-opened New York World's Fair.