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At the Libraries: Police Sent to Retrieve Library Books

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

Jive Talkin’: The Origins of Cool Dudes, Groovy Chicks and Hip Cats

Bill DeMain

How long have the fashionable people been referred to as "cool"? Where did the word "dude" come from? Here's a look at the origins of six calmly audacious words. 1.

Lectures for a New Year: How Schools Fail Creative Kids

Chris Higgins

Sir Ken Robinson is an educator (a former professor) who believes that the fundamental principles we use to educate our children are wrong.

11 Brilliantly Colorized Historic Photos

David K. Israel

Swedish artist Sanna Dullaway loves to colorize historic photos. Something she does for fun, but also as a business.

Brain Game: Weird!

Here's a new mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge. Good luck! Which of these presidential first names don't belong with the other three, and why?

Morning Cup of Links: Wikipedia Withdrawal

Miss Cellania

50 Brilliant Fan-Made Remixes, Mash-Ups, and Supercuts That Will Be Strictly Prohibited Under SOPA.

The Most Amusing Images from the SOPA Strike

Miss Cellania

On January 18th, websites across the internet went on strike to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the related Protect IP Act (PIPA).

Stephen Colbert Explains the Difference Between PACs and Super PACs

Colin Patrick

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Many of the people following the GOP primary race may be wondering about the difference between a Political Action Committe

The Final Years of Curly (of Three Stooges Fame)

Eddie Deezen

In 1932, Jerome Howard (soon to be universally known as "Curly") joined the Three Stooges comedy team.

Jim Henson's Lost Epic: "Tale of Sand"

Chris Higgins

In his early years, Jim Henson wrote a screenplay called Tale of Sand that was never produced.

Why is Wikipedia Down?

Chris Higgins

If you're in the US you speak English and you visit Wikipedia today, you'll see a glimpse of the page you were trying to access, then you'll see the blackout message above.

11 Album Covers With Dead Band Members Removed

David K. Israel

Tumbled across an interesting blog that is nothing more than a collection of album covers with the dead band members photoshopped out. Lots more over on the blog, but below are my favorites.

Lectures for a New Year: Temple Grandin on Autism

Chris Higgins

This is a TED classic: Temple Grandin explaining what it's like to be autistic, shortly after the release of a movie based on her book Thinking in Pictures.

Brain Game: Short Spell #6

Music isn't a typical Wednesday Wordplay subject, but we like to keep you on your toes here at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.

Morning Cup of Links: Blackout Time

Miss Cellania

Will Wikipedia's one-day blackout sink SOPA?