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Dirty Campaigning in the Roaring Twenties: Herbert Hoover vs. Al Smith

Joseph Cummins

Last night, John McCain and Barack Obama attended the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner in New York City, where they told jokes in white ties.

History of the World: Mad Hatters

Stacy Conradt

There are a lot of phrases we just use without really knowing where they came from.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Flaming Pet Rat Starts Fire David Stanifer and his friends had tied a ribbon and some bells to a pet rat named Amelia Earhart at his home in Titusville, Florida.

Send us Your Halloween Photos!

Ransom Riggs

Okay, Halloween isn't for a few weeks, so consider this fair warning: we want to see your funniest, flossiest Halloween costumes, so get crackin' on great ideas!

Brain Game: Four Jobs for Five Guys

Five friends met at a restaurant to discuss their jobs. Their names were Cal, Dan, Joe, Sam, and Ted. The highest-paid among them was a doctor, followed by an architect, a plumber, and tailor.

Morning Cup of Links: Entrances to Hell

Miss Cellania

Blogging college students can try for a $10,000 scholarship! Enter yourself or someone you know, but hurry -the deadline for entry is October 30th. * The Stories Behind Three More Horror Classics.

Art Deco vs. Art Nouveau: What's the Difference?

Floss books

The Dilemma: You don't want to look like an idiot on Antiques Roadshow.

Famous Libido: Tamara de Lempicka

Andréa Fernandes

Sometimes artists become more known among the general public for their colorful personal lives than for their artwork, no matter how great their contributions to the art world.

The Quick 10: Speaking of Plumbers...

Stacy Conradt

"Joe the Plumber" got so many shout outs at the debate last night, you would think the candidates were on TRL.

The Dow: Then & Now

Diana Wolf

There's so much talk of the markets crashing, the Dow dropping, then rising, then dropping again. Under 9,000 today, over 9,000 tomorrow. But what do these numbers even mean?

I Can Haz Preorder? Several species now taking advantage of discount

Mangesh & Jason

Ben and Terri sent in this pic of their cat who apparently preordered the book on Amazon (at least that's what the photo and bad grammar led us to believe).

Inside a Term Paper Mill

Chris Higgins

Nick Mamatas is a published author. He has two novels in print, and a good bit of other stuff out there as well.

7 Tales behind the Tails

Kara Kovalchik

From how Eddie got his job on Frasier to why the Taco Bell dog couldn't wait to get her paws on other fast foods, this week we're taking a look at the pampered lives of some famous prime tim

Lunchtime Quiz: In The Club?

Jason Plautz

The Mickey Mouse Club trained tons of Mouseketeers and viewers in the art of entertaining. But some of those Mouseketeers grew up to be real life stars.

Echoes of Koyaanisqatsi

Ransom Riggs

Koyaanisqatsi is one of those movies -- one of the few -- that Changed Everything for me in terms of how I look at movies, and what they could do, and how they could communicate.