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Kevin Costner's Baseball Career

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Kevin Costner has had a long, full movie career. However, most of it has been spent with him in a baseball uniform. How much do you know about the many baseball-related movies Costner has starred in?

8 Strange and Different Musical Instruments

Miss Cellania

Middle school music classes will offer you a trumpet, flute, clarinet, drums, and a few other everyday musical instruments.

Adorably Strange Animal Pairings

Jill Harness

There's something magical about an animal ignoring all of its instinctual programing to become friends with a species that would ordinarily be its enemy.

Revenge of the Pixels

Ransom Riggs

This brilliant, fun music video from France does several difficult things at the same time: 1) it perfectly captures my nostalgia for old video games 2) it makes you feel sorry for obsolete technolo

Brain Game: Barackward

Welcome to the Thursday Brain Game.

Morning Cup of Links: Lost US States

Miss Cellania

American States That Might Have Been. To think how close I came to living in Transylvania! (via Metafilter) * Babies have sensory experiences even before birth.

5 Questions: -istle While You Work

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The Late Movies: 90-Minute Critique of Star Wars Episode II

Chris Higgins

Okay, I don't think I'm going out on a limb by saying that Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones is a really bad movie. We know this.

The Quick 10: 10 Tales From Your Closet

Stacy Conradt

If you're anything like me, you have exactly enough time in the morning to get out of bed, shower, throw on some clothes that vaguely go together and, if you're lucky, grab a bowl of cereal.

The Snopes.com "25 Hottest Urban Legends"

Chris Higgins

I love Snopes.

How Did You Know Derek Cashel?

David K. Israel

We had a record number of players this month, and a record number of 100% correct submissions on Day 5! Nicely done, gamers.

Loving, Fighting, Peeing: The Sex Lives of Crayfish

Matt Soniak

When I'm not blogging for mental_floss, I can usually be found wearing bright orange rubber pants and gutting, cutting and selling fish at my local Whole Foods (and winning awards for it).

Dietribes: Olives, Oil Around Us

Allison Keene

"¢ Olive oil is one of civilization's oldest foods, dating to at least the 10th century B.C.

How Was Your Internship?

Ransom Riggs

It used to be that a relatively small percentage of college students did internships. Back in the early 90s, it was something like 8 percent.

The Chinese Zodiac

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In the Chinese Zodiac, each calendar year is assigned a (real or fictional) animal as its symbol. You may have seen such lists on placemats at Chinese restaurants. Can you identify all 12 of these creatures in only three minutes? Good luck!

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