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5 Questions: No "Trans"-Fat in this Quiz

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Brian Eno Song or Grindhouse Movie?

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As an ambient artist, Brian Eno has some freedom with his music. That's readily apparent in his song titles, which make little sense. The only things more nonsensical are the titles to some classic B movies, which often lay out their ridiculous premises right there in the title. Can you identify whether the name given is a Brian Eno track or a grindhouse movie?

The Late Movies: More "Next on Mad Men" Parodies

Chris Higgins

Two weeks ago I brought you The Late Movies: Baffling "Next on Mad Men" Clips, which seemed to strike a chord with other bloggers -- it was picked up by the New York Times as well as our fri

At the Libraries: Librarians Save Lives

Miss Kathleen

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

The Quick 10: 10 Films Roger Ebert Really Loved

Stacy Conradt

To counter yesterday’s “10 Movies Roger Ebert Really Hated” post, today we’re checking out a few movies he really loved. Here's what h`e had to say about them. 1. Batman Begins, four stars.

A Documentary for People Who Love 'Mad Men'

Ransom Riggs

I didn't really think the world of advertising was all that fascinating -- until I started watching Mad Men a few years ago. Now I can't get enough.

How Did the States in the USA Get Their Names? (Part III)

Matt Soniak

Reader Adam from Fairfax, Virginia, wrote in to ask, "How did the US states get their names?" This week, we're tackling the origins and meaning of the names 10 states at a time.

History of the U.S.: In Your Face, King George II

Stacy Conradt

Salem Village sent a request to Britain for permission to incorporate as a town, but it was returned with the rejecting message “The King Unwilling.” In 1757, the determined residents ignored His Maje

A Bunch of Terrific Sesame Street Videos

Chris Higgins

Everyone's favorite kids' show is embracing new media: Sesame Street has a Tumblr.

Indiana Wants You

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Racing cars in the summer, playing basketball in the winter, and working hard in between; that's Indiana, known as the Crossroads of America. The state brought us James Dean, David Letterman, and Dan Quayle. (Two out of three ain't bad.) Given five minutes, can you name the ten most-populous cities in the state of Indiana? A score of six or better should be considered a "win." Good luck!

Getting to Know Your Colors, pt 1

David K. Israel

Colors affect us. No question there, right?

14 Celebrities Who Appeared on Comic Book Covers

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by Robert

The Number of the Day: 17

Stacy Conradt

The gestation period for a killer whale is 17 months.

Brain Game: Five-by-Five #2

Five-by-Five puzzles aren't difficult, they're just an exercise for the noggin. Enjoy! Place the following words and names into a 5 × 5 grid so that they link together.

Can You Name the End of the Disney Lyrics?

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