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Des Moines Rock City

Stacy Conradt

I just played Poison's "Talk Dirty To Me" 17 times in a row on Guitar Hero III. We got Legends of Rock for the Wii for Christmas and I think I have a problem.

Strange Geographies: My Town's "Aborted Suburb"

Ransom Riggs

Some people are seduced by strange and exotic lands abroad, and though I admit a weakness for the faraway, I also seek out surreal -- and often overlooked -- landscapes close to home.

January 1st, 2008

Miss Cellania

Take a good look at Planet Earth. How can you not love and want to protect this beautiful, awe-inspiring planet that we live on? * The Top Ten Business Debacles of 2007.

The Analogist: Year in Review

Jason English

One of the occasional running features introduced in 2007 was 'The Analogist,' where you tell me your problem and I tell you what it's like.

Calculating the Moby Quotient


If you spent your musically developmental and formative years in the basement of a college radio station, you know the satisfaction that comes from championing some unknown alterna-electro funk band f

Ta-da! David Copperfield Tricks 17-year old Mugger

Mangesh Hattikudur

While thumbing through the mental_floss archives, I found this story that I'd completely forgotten about. Check it

Fun Stuff from '07: A Hangover Treat You Might Find Useful Tomorrow

Mangesh Hattikudur

Just to give you the scoop on the latest in ice cream trends, Neatorama linked to this hilarious idea for Pepto Bismol Ice Cream (I thought it was too brilliant not to post about).

Last Call for Interns

Jason English

As a way to extend my vacation one more day, we've decided to keep accepting intern applications through tomorrow night.

Fun Stuff from '07: Secret Agent Hamster

Mangesh Hattikudur

I've heard people joke about using hamster wheels to harness small amounts of energy, but this is the first time I've seen someone enlist the pets to help in their Ollie-North-by-Northwest

The First Time News Was Fit To Print

Jason English

Back in July, during my first trip into the New York Times archives, I made one promise: "I plan to run this feature into the ground." Twenty-one volumes and one NPR appearance later, it

Greatest Hits of '07: "Invisible" LOL Cats

Chris Higgins

As we near the end of 2007, I'm re-posting a few fun posts from earlier in the year.

When anti-poop signs go overboard

Ransom Riggs

I love taking pictures of weird signs I find around my neighborhood.

6 New Year Traditions from Around the World

Miss Cellania

New Year traditions that all Americans are familiar with include the ball drop in Times Square, the Tournament of Roses Parade, fireworks, year-end lists, New Year resolutions, a toast and/or a kiss a

December 31st, 2007

Miss Cellania

Vote for the Sexiest Geeks of 2007. Strangely, no one from mental_floss has been submitted yet. * 2007: The Year in Review.

Greatest Hits of '07: The Great Public Restroom Debate

Jason English

As we near year's end, we're re-posting a few heavily commented-upon posts from earlier in 2007. Here's one of our favorites, from September.