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Can I Offer You Something To Read?

Jason English

When I work from home, I feel like a combination of Dr. Jason Seaver from Growing Pains and Howard Hughes in The Aviator.

The Illustrated Mobster: Tattoos of the Russian Mafia

Ransom Riggs

You may not know or care much about the Russian mob right now, but as Oscar night approaches, I can guarantee you'll be hearing more about them.

The Weird Week ending February 8th

Miss Cellania

Woman Falls Head-First onto Knife... and Survives 72-year-old Mary Townsen fell on a knife she was using in the garden, which plunged through her eye socket and into her brain. Neurosugeon Dr.

February 8th, 2008

Miss Cellania

Seven Habits of Highly Effective Spaceship Captains. Hey, they work in the movies, why not for the rest of us? * The Science of Kissing.

Feel Art Again: "A Virgin"

Andréa Fernandes

Abbott Handerson Thayer is an American artist known for his paintings of ethereal angels as well as his camouflage techniques.

Tasty Tidbits About Spam

Chris Weber

In a recent entry, I poked fun at a 1958 "Chinese" recipe printed by Good Housekeeping whose main ingredient was "luncheon meat." Sounds sketchy, right?

Super Mario World + Quantum Physics = Lots of Fun

Chris Higgins

I have a soft spot for Super Mario Brothers videos, and am particularly intrigued by a series of hacked versions of various Mario games that have hit the net in the past few years.

Supply Amazing Fact, Win Amazing Book

Jason English

We wanted to give away a copy of Graceland: An Interactive Pop-Up Tour last week, but we didn't get a winner.

On Music: Guitar Wizards Shred

Ransom Riggs

Update: OK, I guess the joke was too subtle!

The Retro Fun and Games House

Miss Cellania

A popular game most of us play at one time or another is: imagine you have a million dollars and no one to please but yourself. What would your home look like?

February 7th, 2008

Miss Cellania

Eyewitness testimony results in many convictions, even when it's just plain wrong.


Jason English

"¢ Our 'Super Tuesday' political website scavenger hunt is being extended through the rest of this week.

Dietribes: Macaroni & Cheese

Allison Keene

"¢ Mac 'n Cheese is about as all-American as you can get (as far as warm, cheesy food goes).

An Amazing Announcement

Jason English

In the past, when you craved a few amazing facts, I'm really not sure what you did. You probably had to read entire articles. Or skim, at least.

One Year Ago Today: Nerdcore Hip Hop Could Reign Supreme

Chris Higgins

I started blogging for the _floss one year ago yesterday, so I thought I'd share my second blog post ever: Nerdcore Hip Hop Could Reign Supreme.