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The Missing Links: Stingray Sneakers

Colin Patrick

Con: These Shoes Cost $1,800. Pro: I Bet They’re Waterproof They are, after all, made out of stingrays. * Pop Culture Might Be Repeating Itself.

At the Libraries: Should Teen Books Have a Rating System?

Miss Kathleen

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

Name the Top 10 Tornado States

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On May 31, 1985, one of the largest tornado outbreaks in North America occurred, with 43 twisters crossing Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Ontario. These areas don't normally get too many tornadoes. Can you figure out which ten states are hit the most?

How Fake Snow Works

Chris Higgins

Last Christmas, I received a curious gift: a tiny bag of white crystals labeled Fake Snow. "Just add water," it said. So I did.

9 Delightful Library Cats

Miss Cellania

Libraries are quiet places visited by children and literary-minded people and sometimes the occasional mouse. That makes them wonderful places for cats to hang out.

Brain Game: L if I Know

Can you come up with the five countries that will solve today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge?

No-Hitter Pitcher or B-Movie Star?

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You'll see very few hits in this quiz -- Some of the names belong to major league pitchers who have thrown at least one no-hitter. The rest belong to movie stars best known for their work in the lower-quality B movies. Can you tell the star pitchers from the movie stars?

Morning Cup of Links: Fish Tales

Miss Cellania

99 Food Holidays To Celebrate This Summer.

5 Questions: Crickets Chirping

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13 Cool and Crazy Variations on the Bicycle

Jill Harness

Bicycles are a great way to get around, but for some people, the standard design could use a little improvement.

The Late Movies: Merlin Mann's Greatest Hits

Chris Higgins

If you don't know Merlin Mann, you're in for a treat.

The Missing Links: What Would You Ask Bayside's Mr. Belding?

Colin Patrick

The Perfect Office Chair Is Out There Right? It must be. Here’s why we haven’t found it. * How Do You Get Robots To Dance In Unison to the Song Thriller? One word: Bacteria.

Dietribes: Nuts for Cashews

Allison Keene

• The cashew is a very unusual nut.

Olympic Gymnastics Events

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In artistic gymnastics competition at the Summer Olympics, the men compete in six individual events, while the women compete in four. There is some overlap between the two. Given these 10 events, identify which are for men only, women only, both, or neither. A score of 7 or better is a win. Good luck!

Why Pluto Isn't a Planet (Sorry)

Chris Higgins

Pluto's demotion from "planet" status to "lame Kuiper Belt resident" ahem "dwarf planet"/"planetoid" continues to be the subject of deep nerd rage.

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