Sci-Fi Currency or Exotic Bird?

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The following terms either refer to fictional currency or actual birds. Can you tell which is which?

Girl Can Say Any Word Backwards

David K. Israel

This is both adorable and a tad freaky. I hope Hollywood doesn't come knocking and turn her into some freak on display.

Lectures for a New Year: Mary Roach is an Awesome Space Nerd

Chris Higgins

Mary Roach is thoroughly awesome: she's funny, whip-smart, and well-read. In other words, she's one of us.

Brain Game: Math Square #107

Here's a new Monday Math Square for today's Brain Game. Enjoy! The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9.

Morning Cup of Links: Fire Flower Power

Miss Cellania

She called 911 for help, but the cop who responded raped her.

5 Questions: TV Dogs 1

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The Late Movies: Saying Goodbye to Mr. Hooper

Joe Hennes

Despite being a puppet show for kids, Sesame Street has always done its best to push boundaries in the pursuit of children's education.

At the Libraries: Library Movie Scene Supercut

Miss Kathleen

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

Weekend Links: What's Your Blues Name?

Allison Keene

From our own Stacy Conradt, the sad but fascinating tale of a young boy killed in 1909 while trying to avoid birthday kisses. * This "find your Blues name" chart was passed around Facebook

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing all week, here's what you

4 Doctor Who Stories Ripped From History Books

Calli Arcale

Earlier this week, we looked at Doctor Who stories inspired by the headlines. But far more stories were ripped from the history books.

Great Moments In Kazoo History

Jill Harness

Image courtesy of shibainu's Flickr stream The kazoo is an under-appreciated instrument.

Lectures for a New Year: Fourth Week in Review

Chris Higgins

For the month of January I'm bringing you a great lecture every weekday. This week I picked my favorite RSA Animate Talks, along with their associated full lectures.

Weekend Links: The Ghost Boat Has Finally Come To Shore

Allison Keene

From my friend Dekalb, a solar storm makes for a fantastic European light show. * Ahoy mateys, thar be the ghost boat, come to shore at last!

The Late Movies: Song and Dance Cows

Miss Cellania

Cows are pretty entertaining.