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Morning Cup of Links: Nice and Logical

Miss Cellania

In Manhattan, a bucket brigade of a dozen people carried diesel fuel up 17 flights of stairs to keep a data center generator going.

5 Questions: A "-ford" able

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15 Offbeat Holidays You Can Celebrate in November

Laura Turner Garrison

Turkey day may be the main event in the second-to-last month of the year, but there are plenty of unusual holidays to fill your November days with celebration. 1.

The Late Movies: Halloween

Chris Higgins

It's Halloween, in case you hadn't noticed. Let's look at my favorite Halloween-ish videos! Tim Burton - "Vincent" From 1982, narrated by Vincent Price.

11 Delightfully Strange And Wonderful Sci-Fi Tattoos

Jill Harness

We've featured great geek tattoos, librarian tattoos, internet tattoos and tattoos from Comic Con, but if you just can't get enough geeky ink, then you should definitely check out Oddee'

14 Weird Old Photos Of People Wearing Masks

Erin McCarthy

Whether these people were donning masks to celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving (more on that later), or a fancy dress party, or to safely perform a medical procedure or act in a play, the results are sp

13 More Great Kickstarter Projects

Andréa Fernandes

For the past two months, we've rounded up flossy projects on Kickstarter, the kind of projects our readers would love.

Scientific Reasons to Respect Light Beer

the mag

This story was written by Jed Lipinski, with photography by Tim Soter, and originally appeared in mental_floss magazine. Download our new iPad app and get a free

The Missing Links: Perfect Pop Culture Pumpkins

Colin Patrick

We’re Gonna Need A Bigger Pump Check out this video taken by MTA of a water-filled New York subway. So, where will all of the subway rats go? * We’re Gonna Need A Better Pumpkin If you

7 Shelter Dogs That Saved Lives

Jill Harness

Did you know October is National Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month?

How Will We Vote If There's A Disaster On Election Day?

Erin McCarthy

In a briefing after Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast on Tuesday, a reporter asked New Jersey Governor Chris Christie the question that was probably on many minds: What about Election Day?

Name the Greek Alphabet in 5 Minutes

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The Greek alphabet is made up of 24 letters from Alpha to Omega. Given five minutes, how many of those letters can you name? (We need the name of the letter, not the letter symbol itself.) The clock starts when you key in your first entry. Good luck!

Behold Pumpktris, the Tetris Jack-o'-Lantern

Chris Higgins

Let's face it -- we've all wanted to play Tetris on a pumpkin, using the stem as a joystick. Wait, that's just me?

Is It Legal To Kill A Zombie?

Jill Harness

Like the Shaun of the Dead slogan says, "aim for the head." But before you start readying your zombie apocalypse weapon of choice, you'd better find out if you're going to get in t

Brain Game: Water, Water Everywhere

The photograph of a crane dangling dangerously above Manhattan is one of the iconic images of the damage Hurricane Sandy caused along the East Coast.