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Friends: How many is too many?

David K. Israel

Okay, I'll admit it: I don't have time to read more than half the tweets and status updates sent out by my friends on Facebook and the people I'm following on Twitter.

What's the Deal With the Barber Pole?

Matt Soniak

A colleague asks, "What's the deal with the barber pole? Does it represent anything, or is it just a flashy pole that some early haircutter stuck

Little Billy's Letters

Jill Harness

If you woke up one day and decided to write a series of letters to famous people, while pretending to be a ten year-old child, do you think anyone would write back? Bill Geerhart decided to try thi

7 Stories The National Enquirer Actually Got Right

Ethan Trex

Some in the media have argued that The National Enquirer deserves Pulitzer Prize consideration for its investigative work into politician John Edwards' affair with Rielle Hunter.

9 Strange Periodic Tables

Miss Cellania

Like Venn diagrams and flowcharts, the periodic table of elements gives us a geeky form in which to sort and convey all kinds of information.

Brain Game: Grant O'Reno

Today's Brain Game offers five Mad Gab-like movie clues; phrases which, when spoken aloud, sound similar to the titles of certain motion pictures.

Haunting Footage of Appalachia's Lost Coal Towns

Ransom Riggs

Photographer Jim LoScalzo went to rediscover the lost coal mining towns of Appalachia, but instead of just taking pictures, he shot video.

Morning Cup of Links: Alien vs. Pooh

Miss Cellania

Scientists say they've identified a new human ancestor. The unnamed hominid species roamed as far as Siberia and may have coexisted with Neaderthals and humans.

5 Questions: Stuck on You

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Do The Time Warp

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With the release of "Hot Tub Time Machine" and the time-bending show "Lost" coming to a conclusion, time travel has been on my brain lately. See how much you know about time travel in books, TV and movies.

Reader-Submitted Quiz Week!!

Jason English

Did you ever take one of our quizzes and think to yourself, "Jeez, I could come up with something better"? Well, now's your chance!

The Late Movies: Mike Rowe (Host of "Dirty Jobs") on QVC

Chris Higgins

Here's a shocker: Mike Rowe, the wisecracking host of Discovery's Dirty Jobs, was a host on the home shopping channel QVC in the early 90's.

10 Words Invented by Authors

Stacy Conradt

These authors are all geniuses just based on their works alone.

Amazing Facts, 140 Characters at a Time

Jason English

If you're into the whole Twitter thing, consider adding some fun facts to your feed.

Singing Helps Stroke Patients

Meghan Holohan

Don't be embarrassed about belting out Lady Gaga or Stevie Wonder tunes in the shower—it's good for your health. Singing strengthens vocal cords and neck and mouth muscles.