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Five great virals you may have missed in 2007

Ransom Riggs

I admit it: I'm kind of a video geek.

Writers raising wild baby animals


Even if you consider yourself immune to the charms of coyotes, the blog Daily Coyote might still win you over.

Feel Art Again: Jacques-Louis David's "Madame Récamier"

Andréa Fernandes

Today marks the 230th birthday of one of France's most famous socialites, Juliette Récamier.

Cubicle War is Hell

Chris Higgins

Online deal-finding site dealnews has been running a Cubicle Warfare feature, mixing pointers to cheap office warfare devices (like $2 Potato Guns) with a hilarious blow-by-blow narrative.

The 10 Greatest Birthplaces on the Great American Food Trail

Mangesh & Jason

We've compiled all the foods you love, and all the places you need to thank for them in one easy-to-skim list. Story for mental_floss magazine by Streeter Seidell. 1.

T-Shirt Giveaway: Guess My Seat (Update)

Jason English

Short and sweet: Mangesh and I are about to hop on a plane to Birmingham.

Rudolph, and Santa's 27 Other Reindeer

Miss Cellania

The legend of Santa Claus goes way back, and branches off in many directions. But he has only used reindeer to pull his sleigh full of toys for the past 200 years or so...

Tuesday Turnip

David K. Israel

It's time for another whimsical Tuesday Turnip search wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting factoids "turn-up." I must admit upfront here that today'

December 4, 2007

Miss Cellania

Chimpanzees display better short-term memory than college students. It makes a great headline, but some scientists are already crying foul. How to track down anyone online.

The Dead Guy Interviews Strike Again

Mangesh Hattikudur

Somehow, reporter Michael Stusser wrangled an interview out of the notoriously press shy Genghis Khan. Take a look.

A little Monday press release fun


You know when you want to back up that urban legend with something official like a press release?

Phrase of the Day: Helicopter Parents

Jason English

We originally ran this story back in February. Today a talk-show producer in New York asked us for more stories of very involved "“ or over-permissive "“ parents.

Your Most Annoying Office Interruptions

Chris Higgins

For the past three weeks, my office has been shaken every ten seconds or so by a deep booming thud, causing my desk to bounce a little and everyone in the office to cringe.

Mystery men

Ransom Riggs

It's not every day that missing persons resurface with no idea what's happened to them, but it seems to happen often enough to at least be deemed noteworthy.

7 Stories You Haven't Heard About the Olympics

Mangesh & Jason

When it comes to the Olympics, our good friend Justin Feinstein is a wealth of information.