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At the Libraries: Overdue Books Land Woman in Jail

Miss Kathleen

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

The Late Movies: 11 Video Game Speedruns

Chris Higgins

A speedrun is the act of playing a video game (usually the entire thing from start to finish) as fast as possible.

How the Allies Used Germany's Serial Numbers Against Them

Dan Lewis

Dan Lewis runs the popular daily newsletter Now I Know ("Learn Something New Every Day, By Email"). We've invited him to share some of his stories on mental_floss this week.

The Quick 10: 10 Sequels to A Christmas Carol

Stacy Conradt

Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is one of the best-known Christmas tales in history.

Ben Franklin's 200+ Synonyms for "Drunk"

Jason English

Yesterday we ran a quiz titled "Monty Python Phrase or Ben Franklin Synonym for Drunk?" The quiz referred to Franklin's lengthy list of expressions meaning "inebriated" that h

10 Disabled Comic Book Superheroes

Mark Juddery

One of the great things about comics is that characters can be physically disabled, yet still be superhuman. Here are some of the great disabled superheroes. 1. Dr.

Card Game World Domination: The Rise of 'Dominion'

Keith Law

Most of the highly regarded “German-style” board games on the market today are true board games, with physical boards that are either set up at the game's start or built as the game goes along.

Almost Every Movie Released This Year ... In One Video

Ransom Riggs

These SuperCuts videos are getting crazier and crazier.

Fake Criterions

Colin Patrick

According to its website, the Criterion Collection, which includes film classics such as Spartacus, The 400 Blows, and Brazil, "has been dedicated to gathering the greatest films from around the

Connections TV Series Now Online

Chris Higgins

I wrote about James Burke's classic science show Connections way back in May, 2008. As I wrote then: "Connections was a documentary series produced for the BBC in 1978.

Dietribes: Chili Weather

Allison Keene

• Whether it came from the turn-of-the century prison system, the 1893 World's Fair or the Chili Queens of San Antonio (or from traditional dishes prepared by Mexicans living in the Southwest), c

Federal Reserve Banks

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While notes of higher denominations have all been redesigned to thwart counterfeiters, the $1 bill retains the same design it had nearly half a century ago. One of the now-unique features of the $1 bill is the Federal Reserve Bank stamp, seen to the left of Washington's head in the image above. It features a code (A through L) circled by the name of the city where the note was issued.

Given five minutes, can you name the U.S. cities where these 12 main Federal Reserve Banks are located? Good luck!

More About QR Codes

David K. Israel

As we lead up to the QR Code Hunt next week in New York City where you will have a chance to win a brand new Ford Fiesta, I wanted to write some more about how the contest will work and how QR codes w

A Gallery Under the Streets of New York

Jill Harness

Deep under the streets of the New York are miles and miles of abandoned subway tunnels.

Brain Game: A vs. B

With focus on the use of the language, what specific trait do the following three three entries have in common? gray airplane favorite neighbor colorful jewelry Here is the SOLUTION. THE