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5 Questions: Crickets Chirping

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13 Cool and Crazy Variations on the Bicycle

Jill Harness

Bicycles are a great way to get around, but for some people, the standard design could use a little improvement.

The Late Movies: Merlin Mann's Greatest Hits

Chris Higgins

If you don't know Merlin Mann, you're in for a treat.

The Missing Links: What Would You Ask Bayside's Mr. Belding?

Colin Patrick

The Perfect Office Chair Is Out There Right? It must be. Here’s why we haven’t found it. * How Do You Get Robots To Dance In Unison to the Song Thriller? One word: Bacteria.

Dietribes: Nuts for Cashews

Allison Keene

• The cashew is a very unusual nut.

Olympic Gymnastics Events

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In artistic gymnastics competition at the Summer Olympics, the men compete in six individual events, while the women compete in four. There is some overlap between the two. Given these 10 events, identify which are for men only, women only, both, or neither. A score of 7 or better is a win. Good luck!

Why Pluto Isn't a Planet (Sorry)

Chris Higgins

Pluto's demotion from "planet" status to "lame Kuiper Belt resident" ahem "dwarf planet"/"planetoid" continues to be the subject of deep nerd rage.

In Defense of the Mosquito: 10 Things to Know About Summer’s Biggest Annoyance

Matt Soniak

Between the itching and the welts and the fears of West Nile, it's easy to forget that mosquitoes are a wonder of evolution, and maybe they don't really get a fair shake from us.

The Most Artistic Bananas You've Ever Seen

Jill Harness

You already know that bananas turn brown when they're bruised, so the concept of banana art being made with nothing more than a push pin makes sense.

Brain Game: Short Spell #13

Today's Wednesday Wordplay challenge at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game asks you to choose between five commonly-misspelled words that end with the letters "ENT." Four are spelled correc

Morning Cup of Links: Just Add Bacon

Miss Cellania

Prom 2012: Expectations Vs. Reality. From the experience of a blogger who went to her own senior prom recently. * Google Thinks You’re Stupid—and Works to Keep You in the Dark.

5 Questions: "25" and "00"

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Humans Aren't The Only Ones Striving to Stay Young

Jill Harness

There are some celebrities that would do just about anything to stay young, but for Sumatran orangutans, the fountain of youth is a little easier to come by — at least for the males.

The Late Movies: Lobsters

Erica Palan

By the time you read this, I will be stuffing my face with lobster rolls in Maine. Pretend you're on vacation with me by checking out these lobster-themed songs.

The Missing Links: Happy 200th Birthday, War of 1812!

Colin Patrick

Go Backstage at 30 Rock The awesome team behind Jimmy Fallon’s blog has put together a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure style tour of the show’s production facilities in New York.

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