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Have You Read 'Downton Abbey'?

Miss Kathleen

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a

What Was Your Favorite Magazine Growing Up?

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.

Morgan Spurlock Sells His Soul in a TED Talk

Chris Higgins

"YOUR NAME HERE Presents: My TED Talk that you have no idea what the subject is and depending on the content could ultimately blow up in your face especially if I make you or your company look s

The Blue Marble: Views of Earth From Far Away

Calli Arcale

In January 2012, the newly launched weather satellite NPP Suomi had gathered enough swaths of data to cover the entire Earth.

What Makes a Grand Jury So Grand?

Matt Soniak

You hear the term all the time, but is there really anything special about grand juries? Not on the surface.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Man Suffers Heart Attack at Heart Attack Grill The Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas is a themed restaurant that serves large-serving high-calorie cuisine.

Brain Game: Angie's Number

Price is Right fans should be familiar with the long-running Clock Game, where players are required to guess the prices of two items within 30 seconds by being told if the actual price is "higher

Morning Cup of Links: QWOP for Two

Miss Cellania

Photos of Carnival in Lucerne, Switzerland might give you nightmares. Or it might make you want to book tickets! * Court records show that Chicago is the most corrupt city in the U.S.

Holy Info, Batman! Behind-the-Scenes Facts About TV's Batman

Eddie Deezen

Batman, the TV series, made its debut as one of TV's first mid-season replacements on January 12, 1966.

10 Ways the CIA Tried to Kill Castro

Stacy Conradt

There are only so many different ways you can ambush someone with a sharpshooter, so some of the ways the CIA plotted to kill Castro were pretty wild.

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 41

Mark Arminio

Welcome to the Thursday night Late Movies, loyal _flossers! It's time, once again, for GUESS THE THEME. All the clips below have something in common.

Everything is a Remix Part 4: System Failure (Copyright, Patents, SOPA, PIPA, ACTA, You Name It)

Chris Higgins

I've pointed to the Everything is a Remix series previously; it's a series of short documentaries by Kirby Ferguson, discussing how newly created work (music, movies, etc.) is influenced by

100-Year-Old Photos of People Delivering Mail

Jill Harness

While the job of a mail carrier might be largely the same as it was 100 years ago, the postal system itself has drastically changed over the past century.

The Toddlers' Truce: Why You Couldn't Watch British TV at 6pm Until 1957

Jason Plautz

Turn on the TV at 6:00 this evening and you’ll find the local news, SportsCenter, or perhaps an old Seinfeld rerun. But until this day in 1957, British TVs at 6:00pm wouldn’t show a thing.

Niche Blogs: Emergency Occupations

Miss Cellania

The occasional niche blog list we have for you is usually full of entertainments and distractions. This list is a little different.