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Weekend Links: Origami That Folds Itself

Allison Keene

If you think packing for a long trip is the worst, consider being an explorer!

11 Things Billed as the 8th Wonder of the World

Mark Arminio

Since the days of antiquity, scholars and teachers, orators and critics, guide books and travel maps have identified Wonders of the World — locations that stand as a testament to human achievement in

J.K. Rowling Considered Killing Off Ron Weasley

Miss Kathleen

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a comment! J.K.

10 Scientists Who Experimented on Themselves

Laura Turner Garrison

Would you inject 50 hookworms under your skin for your job? Or steam in a vomit sauna for a few hours? Hopefully we non-scientists will never have to answer questions like these.

Weekend Links: The Most Unusual Sports Venues

Allison Keene

Robot Revolution History Lesson: Did Charles Babbage invent the first computer in the 1830s? The Revolution looks to be a slow roll.

Here Are the Links to All 24 11/11/11 Lists

Jason English

We promised you twenty-four '11 lists' and twenty-four '11 lists' we delivered.

11 Broadway Musicals Featuring Characters in the U.S. Military

Laura Turner Garrison

Not only have the men and women of the United States Armed Forces served their country, they have also served as inspiration for the Great White Way. 1. Carmelina

11 Great Gift Ideas From the mental_floss Store (and They're All 20% Off This Weekend!)

Jason English

There's a sale going on in the Home & Office aisle of the mental_floss store this weekend. Here are some of the great gift ideas that are 20% off — just use the coupon code HOMESALE.

11 Famous People Who Started as Lowly TV Writers

Colin Patrick

Becoming a comedic icon doesn't happen overnight. It takes years and years of hard work.

11 Reasons Athletes Change Their Names

Jason Plautz

Lakers star Ron Artest made waves this summer when he announce he was changing his name to Metta World Peace.

11 Public Art Projects You Might Have Missed

Rob Lammle

For more than a decade, cities all over the world have been regularly invaded during the height of the tourist season by colorfully painted statues of animals or objects, all in an effort to raise mon

11 Artistic Renderings of Pee-wee Herman

Hillary Buckholtz

This past summer, Gallery1988 held a collaborative art show called "I Know You Art, But What Am I?", a tribute to Pee-wee Herman.

11 Wars That Led to Natural Disasters

Erik Sass

We've discussed 11 Natural Disasters That Led to Wars. Let's switch that around.

11 Natural Disasters That Led to Wars

Erik Sass

11 Things You Can Take on a Plane

Lauren Harrell

Carolina K. Smith, M.D.