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Why Are There Gideon Bibles in Hotel Rooms?

Matt Soniak

© William Whitehurst/CorbisBecause the Gideons put them there!

Weekend Links: Aerial Photos of the World's Busiest Airport

Allison Keene

I'm almost positive I have posted this link before, but you should be watching it more than once!

The Muppets Attempt to Sing "Danny Boy"

Chris Higgins

In this short video, the three least articulate Muppets share their brilliant, touching interpretation of "Danny Boy." Not a dry eye in the house: See also: Muppets Singing Classic

Weekend Links: The Least Helpful Things Found in Textbooks

Allison Keene

It was a favored pastime of mine, and I'm sure most of you, to ridicule the absurd drawings and bizarre quotes from school textbooks.

The Late Movies: St. Patrick's Day

Miss Cellania

Saturday is St. Patrick's Day, so here's a collection of videos that may tangentially have something to do with St. Patrick, the holiday, or Ireland. How to Celebrate St.

"Luck of the Irish" is an Old Mining Expression

Angela Tung

"It carried with it a certain tone of derision."


David K. Israel

Ending my SXSW coverage this week with a little write up of a _flossy product called FoundIt!

Let's Say You Had to Write a Memoir About One of Your Jobs

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.

The Insidious Cost of Ringtone Piracy

Chris Higgins

I've covered the brouhaha over laws like SOPA, PIPA, and ACTA. But in this five-minute TED Talk, Rob Reid brilliantly explains what I had been missing all along: Copyright Math™.

18 Delightfully Artistic Vintage STD Posters

Jill Harness

Here are a few classic government posters designed to help keep the men and women of America safe.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Email from Beyond the Grave Jack Froese of Dunmore, Pennsylvania, died suddenly last year at age 32.

Brain Game: Mo

Friday's crept around once again, so here's a not-too-tough mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-All Friday challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Patrick, the Saint

Miss Cellania

The Origin of the Freak Show, Part One.

The Guardian's "Open Journalism"

David K. Israel

One of the more exciting things I learned at SXSW this past week was how The Guardian has launched a new "Open Journalism" approach to reporting.

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 45

Mark Arminio

It's time once again for the game that's sweeping the nation: GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common.