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Could You Really Dig a Hole to China?

Matt Soniak

In theory, yes. In practice, your journey through the planet might be hampered by the planet’s molten

Weekend Links: The Grilled Cheese Invitational

Colin Patrick

For those celebrating Easter this weekend and still wondering what eggs and bunnies and bonnets have to do with it, you’ll want to check out Buzzfeed’s rundown of the Origins of Modern Easter Traditio

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

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

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

The Royal Wedding Donut

Jason English

If you weren't invited to the Royal Wedding but still want to celebrate and you love jelly donuts, Dunkin Donuts has just the thing for you.

Win $100 Cash!

David K. Israel

Over at our friend Ray William Johnson's new Web site, you can win $100 cash if you can find the secret, hidden question.

Weekend Links: Cinematic Sand Sculptures

Colin Patrick

While the illegal replication and distribution of media is extremely prevalent these days, video game creators have decided they’re not gonna take it anymore.

At the Libraries: Insanely Creative Bookshelves

Miss Kathleen

Every week, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there's something fun going on in your local library, leave us a

The Late Movies: Easter Fun

Miss Cellania

Now that we are into a holiday weekend, let's take a look at some of the goofier videos that celebrate the secular side of Easter.

13 Exquisite Easter Eggs

Jill Harness

Easter time is upon us all and whether or not you celebrate, you can still appreciate the artistry that goes into many Easter eggs.

10 Parody Novels That Get the Last Laugh

Rob Lammle

Ask someone what his or her favorite parody movie is and you'll hear Blazing Saddles, Airplane!, or some other classic of the genre.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Jonas Salk

Ethan Trex

You probably know Jonas Salk as the man behind the polio vaccine. You may not know about his scientific rivalries, love life, and non-polio projects, though.

My Walk to Work, 2008-2009

Chris Higgins

For five years, I lived ten blocks from my office -- my apartment and the office were both on Main Street, just a short walk from each other.

How Creative Geniuses Work

Brett Savage

The May issue of The Atlantic features a fascinating article on how creative minds begin to imagine works of art.

Get Out! How 8 Dictators Spent Their Exile Years

Erik Sass

As civil war rages in Libya, many observers are calling for Qaddafi to step down and go into exile.