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9 Tips for that James K. Polk Bash You’re Probably Planning

Julia Davis

Wikimedia Commons Looking for ways to go wild this weekend? Then think about throwing a big-time 217th birthday bash for one of America’s least known presidents of all time, Mr. James K.

10 Former Professional Athletes Currently Serving Time

Danny Groner

Photo Courtesy CheckOutMyCards Former Yankees' standout pitcher Brien Taylor is widely accepted as one of the biggest disappointments in Major League Baseball history.

Heartwarming Stories About People Helping People

Jason English

On Fridays, I usually post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark discussion in the comments.

The Working Dead: The Posthumous Career of Kurt Vonnegut

Amanda Green

Kurt Vonnegut was one of the most influential American writers of the 20th century.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Man Sues Wife After Ugly Baby Born Jian Feng, of northern China, got married and then he and his wife had a baby.

How Do Two-Way Mirrors Work?

Erin McCarthy

A two-way mirror in the film The Cabin In The Woods. Photo Courtesy Lionsgate Entertainment.It’s a familiar scene from every police procedural: In one brightly lit room, a perp is being questioned.

Alex the Counting Parrot Was Even Smarter Than Everyone Thought

Jill Harness

You may already know about Alex the gray parrot, the subject of a 30 year investigation into avian cognition. The study showed that the bird was just as smart as any chimp.

Morning Cup of Links: Helping Out

Miss Cellania

Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel are headlining a concert tonight to benefit hurricane victims.

5 Questions: All "-ford" You

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The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 75

Mark Arminio

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

Tea As A Work of Art

Jill Harness

Most teas have pretty generic labels, but Triptea is certainly not one of them. That's because they hired artist Andrew Gorkovenko to create their labeling. The medium?

Why Do Sign Language Interpreters Look So Animated?

Arika Okrent

As New York City Mayor Bloomberg gave numerous televised addresses about the preparations the city was making for Hurricane Sandy, and then the storm’s aftermath, he was joined at the podium by a sign

Hurricane Sandy's Aftermath: Will Rats Take Over Manhattan?

The Week

Wikimedia Commons "The 8-million-strong human population of New York City is matched, if not exceeded, by the city's number of rodent dwellers," says Lynne Peeples at The Huffington

How Far Can You Drive on Empty?

Ethan Trex

Gas lines are currently stretched across New Jersey and other states hit by Hurricane Sandy.

The Missing Links: Indoor Clouds At Last!

Colin Patrick

Is George Lucas Crazy? Crazy like a fox. A very, very generous, education-loving fox.