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Our Readers' Favorite Bookstore Cats (Volume One)

Miss Cellania

One of the ways independent book stores distinguish themselves from the big chain stores is to make their shop into a literary home, where people like to hang out.

Brain Game: Endless, Nameless

It's Think Thursday here at the mental_floss Brain Game. Decipher the name of a 1992 grunge hit single referenced in the following clue.

Morning Cup of Links: Black Dog

Miss Cellania

Google invites students between the ages of 13 and 18 to enter their global online science fair. Prizes include a trip to the Galapagos islands and a trip to CERN.

5 Questions: Wilson Schmilson

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The Doug Quiz

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We've tackled Pete & Pete and Hey Arnold, so we're continuing our quizzical trip through Nickelodeon classics with a look at Doug. How much do you remember about the Funnie family and the residents of Bluffington?

At the Libraries: Our Blog of the Month Award!

Miss Kathleen

Every week, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.

The Late Movies: Dancing in the Dark

Chris Higgins

"Dancing in the Dark" was a huge hit for Bruce Springsteen in 1984.

Video Games Running on a Pen. That You Write With. A Pen.

Chris Higgins

From the "I Didn't Know They Could Put a Computer in That" department, apparently the Livescribe Echo™ Smartpen is a pen computer that runs software.

The Most Amazing (And Self-Aware) Press Release Ever Written

Colin Patrick

On any given day corporations, PR firms and marketing personnel disperse thousands of press releases out into the world – touting new products, upcoming events and nearly any other conceivable news nu

The Quick 10: The Original Names of 10 Sports

Stacy Conradt

If history hadn't changed, we would be watching Gabrielle Reece dominate Mintonette, Tony Hawk would be a leader in the world of sidewalk surfing, and Forrest Gump would have been an amazing wiff

Foooood iiiiin Spaaaaace: The Curious Case of the Contraband Corned Beef

Matt Soniak

In 1965, Command Pilot Gus Grissom and Pilot John Young successfully piloted the Gemini 3 spacecraft on a four-hour and forty-three-minute mission into Earth’s orbit, completed a handful of tests of t

Dietribes: Taco Time!

Allison Keene

• The word "taco" describes the traditional Mexican dish that wraps a maize tortilla around a filling (whose varieties number into the infinite), though the etymology of the word itself and

Terrifying Rugs and Bizarre Bathmats

Ransom Riggs

At this point, I think there's a Star Wars-themed product for just about everything, but here's one you might not have seen -- a throw rug designed to look like a Wampa, the terrifying creat

Brain Game: From Bestseller to Big Screen

It's mid-week, and that's Wednesday Word Ladder territory.

Stupid Hockey Tricks: Pinpoint Puck Perfection

Colin Patrick

Ransom Riggs recently brought you a post on professional golfers taking out clay pigeons with a perfectly played shot.