Name the Movies in Meryl Streep's Oscar Drought

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Until the 2012 Academy Awards, Meryl Streep hadn't won an Oscar since 1983, despite being nominated 12 times between Sophie's Choice and Iron Lady. Can you name the movies she was nominated for but lost in that span?

Grace Hopper Explains Nanoseconds to Letterman

Chris Higgins

Rear Admiral Grace Hopper is famous both as a computer pioneer and for, at the time of her retirement (at age 79), being the nation's oldest active military officer.

14 Movie Cameos by the Authors of the Original Books

Stacy Conradt

Keep your eyes peeled for these writer cameos the next time you’re enjoying one of their movies. 1. Stephenie Meyer, Twilight. It’s a very subtle cameo.

Being Fred Mertz: The Life of William Frawley

Eddie Deezen

The man who achieved television immortality as Fred Mertz on I Love Lucy was born in Burlington, Iowa, on February 26, 1887.

Peugeot's Paper Play: Just Add Fuel

David K. Israel

If you live across the pond, you've likely seen the below Peugeot "Just Add Fuel" commercial (or should I say advert?).

mental_floss on the Red Carpet

Jason English

Image courtesy of mariejoelleparent We approve of Moby's red carpet reading material. Who do we talk to about getting in the gift

Brain Game: Math Square #111

As has become custom on Monday, today's Brain Game is a new Monday Math Square.

Morning Cup of Links: Oscars and Razzies

Miss Cellania

Find out the winners of the 2012 Academy Awards, and read what they said that was worth remembering.

5 Questions: Come Together

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Weekend Links: Kids Perform the Best Pic Oscar Nominees

Allison Keene

Happy Academy Awards Sunday! Haven't seen all of the Best Pic nominees?

Johnny Cash's "A Boy Named Sue" Was Written by Shel Silverstein

Bill DeMain

© Chris Hoffmann/dpa/Corbis / © Jeff Albertson/CORBIS In February 1969, Johnny Cash had a party at his house in Hendersonville, TN.

Weekend Links: The Spookiest Places On Earth

Allison Keene

What were your favorite literary characters intended to look like? Casting directors will have their own ideas that sometimes do (and many times don't) add up with what we imagined in our minds.

Masterpieces: Charlie Chaplin's City Lights

Bill DeMain

© Peter Iovino/altafilms/handout/dpa/CorbisIn The Artist, George Valentin is a silent movie star who stubbornly refuses to change with the times and embrace talking pictures.

The Late Movies: Hamsters Eating

Miss Cellania

What do hamsters eat? According to these videos at YouTube, they'll eat almost anything, and they never stop being adorable while doing it! Broccoli * Pizza

5 More Crazy Ways People Amused Themselves Before Television

Kathy Benjamin

Last month we discussed some of the strange ways people entertained themselves before television. Here are five more examples. 1. Mummy