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The Armistice Day Quiz

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Today is Veterans Day, which gives us all a good opportunity to thank the troops who have served our country. The holiday was formerly known as Armistice Day, though, and it celebrated the armistice that ended the fighting in World War I. How much do you know about that armistice and the holiday it inspired? Let's find out.

Talking Pictures: Glamor Shots

Ransom Riggs

After last week's Talking Pictures post, featuring plagues of locusts and lightning-struck horses, and the previous week's, all about death, I figured it was time to lighten things up a bit.

The History of Roller Skating

Jill Harness

Ever wonder who originally thought it would be a good idea to put wheels on the bottom of their shoes so they could roll around instead of walking? While the first individual to come up with the id

Rocks that Rock: 8 Stone Giant Sites

Miss Cellania

Nature carves wonderful sculptures all over the earth.

Found: Stephen Davis's 1975 Led Zeppelin Tour Notes

David K. Israel

N.B.: Don't miss your chance to win a copy of this awesome new book, after the interview

Brain Game: Five-by-Five #8

Unscramble the ten words in the list and place them into the 5 × 5 grid so that they link together. One letter is already provided to get you started.

Morning Cup of Links: Arlington Ladies

Miss Cellania

Because of finances, age, or health, many survivors are unable to travel to Arlington National Cemetery in Washington DC for military funerals.

5 Questions: Happy Veterans Day

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The Late Movies: Supercuts

Chris Higgins

A "supercut" is not only a quality haircut from a national chain -- it's a type of video in which all instances of a particular word, phrase, or scenario are placed together, sometimes

The Quick 10: 10 Celebrities Who Own Wineries

Stacy Conradt

Some celebrities have done quite well for themselves in the wine business – Francis Ford Coppola, for example, is as famous for his grapes in some circles as he is for his movies.

At the Libraries: The Best Lists of the Best Books

Miss Kathleen

Every Wednesday, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there's something fun going on in your local library, leave us a

The Washing-ten

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Despite its location in the northwest corner of the Lower 48, Washington state has had a heavy impact on our nation. They've brought us grunge music, Frasier, premium coffee, and much more. And Washington earns props for being brave enough to fly a green flag (something no other U.S. state does).

How many of Washington's 10 most populous cities (based on 2008 estimates) can you name in five minutes? The clock starts when you key in your first entry. A score of 5 or better is a win. Good luck!

A Fascinating Look at Trona, CA from Two Very Disciplined Filmmakers

Ransom Riggs

For the last year, filmmakers Alex Jablonski and Michael Trotten have made one short documentary film every month -- twelve in all.

The 20 Longest Pages on Wikipedia

Chris Higgins

Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, according to Wikipedia, #830 in the Line of succession to the British throne. Back in July, our own Will Treece pointed to the then-longest Wikipedia a

A Short History of Long-Haired Music: The Classical Era, part 3

David K. Israel

If you missed our previous installments, check out A Short History of Long-Haired Music archives Some people refer to it as the “Viennese Style.” Others, the “Viennese Classical School.” Whatever

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