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The Distasteful Wall Murals of Pawnee, Indiana

Colin Patrick

Fans of the Parks & Recreation – Amy Poehler's sitcom about small town government in the tiny fictional burgh of Pawnee, Indiana – have been anxiously awaiting the show’s return to TV this we

10 Cute and Creepy Crochet Creations

Miss Cellania

People all over the web are making amazing things with one hook and some yarn. If your idea of crochet is the afghan throw your great aunt made years ago, you are in for a treat!

They Buy Gold: A Brief History of Pawn Shops

Ethan Trex

You see them littering strip malls, and you know they allegedly pay top dollar for scrap gold. How well do you know the history and nuances of your local pawn shops, though?

5 Interesting Study Abroad Destinations

Kenny Gould

Study abroad has become a staple of the college experience, with England, Italy, Spain, France and Australia being some of the most popular destinations for U.S. students.

Brain Game: Contraction This Day

It's Tuesday Test Time: Not including possessives, only a handful of English contractions follow the ???'? pattern.

Morning Cup of Links: Pesky Muffins

Miss Cellania

5 Ways Science Could Make Us Immortal. Emphasis on the word "could", because these methods aren't yet ready for real world tests. NSFW text. * Mini muffins are delicious!

5 Questions: Bright Shiny Quiz

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The Late Movies: Politicians Who Play

Ransom Riggs

I posted a video of Richard Nixon playing the piano this morning, and it got me to wondering -- what other politicians have musical talent?

LBJ Needs Pants

Chris Higgins

Today I bring you a remarkable historical document -- complete with animation to make it even more bizarre. In 1964, President Lyndon Baines Johnson needed some pants.

Now Those Are Some Good-Looking Jellyfish

Jill Harness

Environmental Graffiti has a great round-up of the world's most gorgeous jellyfish, including the porpita porpita seen above.

What Does "Egghead" Mean?

Ransom Riggs

"Egghead" is one of those words that seems to have fallen out of wide use, not unlike the fifties-ish epithet "pieface" (a favorite insult of Ramona Quimby, among others).

Not-So-Famous Firsts: The Civil Rights Movement

Kara Kovalchik

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, let's take a look at a few not-so-famous firsts in the American Civil Rights Movement. Get on the

Shopping Carts That Aren't Shopping Carts

Rob Lammle

When is a shopping cart not a shopping cart? When it's a car, a work of art, a mobile farm, or a piece of furniture.

Cool Uses for Old Records

Jill Harness

Whether they're scratched good albums or terrible music that should never have been pressed, there are tons of vinyl albums out there that even the most die-hard collectors have no interest in.

Brain Game: Math Square #58

Thanks for playing the Monday Math Square. The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9.