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Retro Video: How Crayons Are Made

Chris Higgins

Back when life was simpler, Sesame Street produced a video showing how a crayon factory worked. I don't recall seeing the video as a kid, but watching it now, I learned a few things: 1.

Friday Happy Hour: Create Your Own Holiday

Jason English

Today is International Talk Like A Pirate Day, a holiday devised by John Baur and Mark Summers in 1995 that grew in popularity after a 2002 Dave Barry column.

5 Little-Known Pirate Stories (and a Quiz)

the mag

by Laurel Mills and Kelly Ferguson To celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day, here's a piece from mental_floss magazine that tells five little-known pirate stories, plus a pirate quiz.

The Quick 10: 10 Fun Facts About The Emmys

Jason English

The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards will be handed out on Sunday. To get you in the award show mood, here are ten Emmy facts you might not know. 1.

AIG: Now that you own it, learn about it!

Diana Wolf

First of all—what is AIG? AIG is American International Group, the largest insurance company in the world.

The mental_floss Guide to the Ryder Cup

Ethan Trex

Golf's Ryder Cup takes over Louisville's Valhalla Golf Club this weekend as Europe and the United States vie for world supremacy in the sport.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Cyclist Collides with Black Bear 57-year-old Jim Litz was riding his bicycle to work in Missoula, Montana when he came over a rise and saw a 300-pound black bear right in front of him!

Left or Right, It's All in Your Genes

Ransom Riggs

At a time when American politicians are calling for more cooperation between left and right, boasting about having "reached across the aisle" and heralding the coming of a "post-partisa

Brain Game: Which Sandwich?

Okay, logic game fans, you asked for it. Jane, Jeff, Jill, John and Jude worked together in the same office.

Morning Cup of Links: Extraordinary Twins

Miss Cellania

10 Extraordinary Tales of Extraordinary Twins. The overarching theme is the amazing and lasting bonds between wombmates. (via Euba) * Voter registration information for all 50 states.

5 Memorable Moments in Cross-Dressing History

Mark Juddery

Over the centuries, people have had some very good reasons to dress up like a member of the opposite sex.

Least Likely to Succeed: P. Buckley Moss

Andréa Fernandes

Readers Melanie & Johnny requested a post on American artist Patricia Buckley Moss (born 1933), who is famous for her paintings of the Amish and Mennonite communities.

Calling All Web Publishers (Help Promote Our Tuition Giveaway)

Jason English

Whether you're Matt Drudge or you have a LiveJournal blog that's only read by your freshman dorm's resident advisor, we need your help.

The Quick 10: 10 of the Most Expensive Mergers in the Last 10 Years

Stacy Conradt

Are you sick of hearing about mergers and takeovers and bankruptcies and bailouts yet? If not, maybe this will finally cap it off for you.

The White Roof Solution

Ransom Riggs

There are a lot of smart people out there busy devising clever ways to help combat global warming -- Bill Gates' and his recent support of algae fuel research, for instance, not to mention yester