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The Business of Being Debbie Phelps

Diana Wolf

Everyone knows Michael Phelps is going to be double-fisting endorsement deals for years to come. But who knew that his mom's getting a piece of the

Cartoons That'll Scare the Kids

Ransom Riggs

Among other legendary TV show intros, I posted the intro to PBS' Mystery!

Brain Game: The Swimsuit Edition

For today's Brain Game, we'll define vowels as A, E, I, O and U. All other letters are considered consonants.

7 Original Recordings that Blow the Remakes Away

David K. Israel

I like me a good remake from time to time. Both Jeff Beck and Led Zeppelin successfully covered Muddy Waters' "You Shook Me," for example.

Morning Cup of Links: Conspiracy Theories for Kids

Miss Cellania

Scientists Create Blood From Stem Cells. Could this lead to the end of blood supply shortages? * 15 Images You Won't Believe Aren't Photoshopped.

The Conservatives Hated Bush (and 7 Other Reactions to VP Choices)

Jason English

Senator Obama is likely to name his running mate this week, possibly as early as tomorrow morning.

Highlights from the Iowa State Fair

Stacy Conradt

We were driving on the interstate yesterday evening and saw a funnel cake stand speed by. "There goes the last of the State Fair," my mom said.

Trivia from our 49th State

Jason Plautz

I just got back from a vacation in Alaska, which I must recommend to everyone.

The Arecibo Message

Chris Higgins

Let's say you're a human with a big radio transmitter, who wants to send a message to the putative aliens out there light-years away, listening by their radio receivers.

Does Starbucks have any relation to the Starbuck family?

Diana Wolf

While romping about Nantucket's fields and beaches, I stumbled into a little history. Nantucket was originally inhabited by the Wampanoag tribe until the English settled down in the mid 1600s.

6 Other Phelps Worth Knowing

David K. Israel

Michael Phelps, Michael Phelps, Michael Phelps, that's all everyone is talking about these days. And, okay, with good reason.

An Abandoned Hospital and its Abandoned Inhabitants

Ransom Riggs

What is it that's so uncanny and strange about an abandoned hospital?

Brain Game: Calculating Calendars

A publisher named George printed monthly calendars to give away to his customers, but he soon grew tired of changing all the dates around for each subsequent month.

All Hail the Fail Whale!

Miss Cellania

Twitter users hate it when the server is down. The popular social networking site is often over capacity, which can be like drug withdrawal for hardcore users.

Strange Paths to Multiple Medals

Ethan Trex

You might have seen gymnast Oksana Chusovitina pick up a silver medal for Germany in the women's vault final this weekend, an astounding feat for a 33-year-old mother in a sport dominated by girl