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10 Amazing North American Libraries

Jill Harness

We've toured some spectacular European and South American libraries. Today let's see what North America has to offer. 1. Central Library of Vancouver,

The Stories Behind Donna Summer's Biggest Hits

Kara Kovalchik

© JONAS CUNHA/dpa/Corbis Disco Queen Donna Summer has passed away after a battle with lung cancer at age 63.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Mountain Lion Attacks Dog, Man Responds with Frying Pan Brandon Arnold of Chino Valley, Arizona, was camping with a group of friends in Tonto National Forest when a mountain lion attacked his dog.

Brain Game: Luke

Kara and I will be visiting the Motor City ComicCon this afternoon, which means we may be distracted by the likes of Erin Gray and Peter Tork.

Morning Cup of Links: Friday Frivolity

Miss Cellania

5 Alternatives to Obama and Romney in the Presidential Race.

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 54

Mark Arminio

Welcome back to the game that is sweeping the nation, GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common. Leave your best guesses in the comments. Pink Floyd -

The Missing Links: How to Win at Battleship

Colin Patrick

The '40s Were a Wild

Ze Frank on Getting Happy (ft. Chris Higgins)

Chris Higgins

Ze Frank has been making awesome internet videos since before that was a thing.

10 Uninhabited Islands and Why Nobody Lives on Them

Miss Cellania

The internet has embraced the story of Brendon Grimshaw over the past couple of weeks. Grimshaw did what so many dream of doing: he bought an island.

At the Libraries: Illustrators Remembering Maurice Sendak

Miss Kathleen

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.

Brain Game: Like an Old Computer

Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge needs but a number for its "solvation." Good luck! Identify the missing number in this sequence: 2, 2, 4, 12, 16, ?, 86,

Morning Cup of Links: Ring of Fire

Miss Cellania

A "ring of fire" solar eclipse will be visible Sunday on the west coast of North America and most of Asia on Monday morning.

Say Pleonasm: 9 Common Phrases Longer Than They Need to Be

Benjamin Smith

The word pleonasm describes phrases that use more words than necessary to get across a point. Sometimes a pleonasm is used for effect. Other times it's just redundant.

The Late Movies: Happy Birthday Liberace, Jonathan Richman, Krist Novoselic, Janet Jackson, Richard Page, Robert Fripp, Boyd Tinsley, and "Pet Sounds"

Chris Higgins

Today happens to be the birthday of tons of famous musicians.

10 Stainless Steel, Spring-Loaded Things You Should Know About the Swiss Army Knife (Now With a Corkscrew!)

Matt Soniak

Image credit: Flickr user AJ Cann Pocket-sized multitools are a dime a dozen, but the Swiss Army Knife is an icon.