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5 Questions: Saturday Night Fever

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The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 47

Mark Arminio

Happy Thursday night everyone! It's time for everyone's favorite game: GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common. Leave your best guesses in the comments.

Why Are Legal Pads Yellow?

Matt Soniak

Legal pad image via ShutterstockThe legal pad got its start with Thomas Holley in 1888. Holley was 24 and working at a paper mill in Holyoke, Massachusetts.

Twitter Saved This Couple's Wedding

Jill Harness

Lauren and Dan Welch had given their wedding planner a $7,000 deposit when, only six weeks before the big date, they found out the company had folded.

Why Kickstarter, Creative Commons, and Creators Project Matter

Chris Higgins

In this video, founders of three major online services talk about how they have embraced the internet's transformative power for creative work.

26 Antique Pictures Celebrating the Red Cross

Jill Harness

In many ways, the Red Cross is still largely the same as it was throughout the past 150 years, performing blood drives, delivering care packages to prisoners of war, helping victims of natural disaste

5 Other Famous Transplants

Colin Patrick

Former Vice President Dick Cheney’s heart transplant has been getting a lot of attention lately.

A Brief History of Foosball

Rob Lammle

Foosball image via Shutterstock Outside the U.S., the sport where two teams try to kick a ball into the other side's goal without using their hands is known as “football.” However, when it co

Fark.com Story or Three's Company Episode?

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They say truth is stranger than fiction, but between the eight-year run of Three's Company (1977-1984) and the past two years of the offbeat news/discussion hub Fark.com, it looks more like a dead heat. Can you separate the new-vintage Fark from the 30-year-old farce?

Hollywood Peeps: 15 Oscar-Winning Films in Marshmallow

Miss Cellania

Highlights from The Washington Post's Peeps Show diorama contest.

Movie Quotes: Se7en, Ocean's Eleven or Twelve Monkeys?

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Three movies, three numbers, three great Brad Pitt performances. Can you tell the difference between Pitt's work as a homicide detective in Se7en, a con man in Ocean's Eleven or a futuristic asylum inmate in Twelve Monkeys?

Brain Game: Really, Really Bad Rebus #30

Today's my 45th birthday, so to celebrate, the Think Thursday challenge at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game offers you one of my specialties: A Really, Really Bad Rebus.

Morning Cup of Links: Nanoputians

Miss Cellania

As the Supreme Court decides the fate of Obamacare, should we be concerned that a couple of justices have substantial investments in the health care industry?

5 Questions: Perfect

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The Late Movies: Tesla Coils Making Music

Chris Higgins

Did you know that Tesla coils can be tuned and played together (under computer control) to make music? News to me.

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