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Weekend Links: Cocaine, and Other First Aid Items for Polar Explorers

Allison Keene

Phil Plait keeps sharing amazing time lapse videos, and I will keep loving them and passing them on to you.

The Late Movies: Tim Burton

Miss Cellania

Filmmaker Tim Burton has made plenty of feature films, animations, shorts, and side projects. His Frankenweenie is now in theaters.

Sneakerheads: A Brief History of Sneaker Collecting

Rob Lammle

For many of us, buying a pair of sneakers is a chore. But for a sneaker collector, there's no greater joy than a fresh pair of kicks.

Why Did the U.S. Abandon the Gold Standard?

The Week

Some have called for a return to the gold standard. How would it affect the

The Missing Links: Stupid Uses For the Moon

Colin Patrick

A Very Useful Machine Is this the best Rube Goldberg machine ever? If you aren't familiar with them, first check out what they are.

Good Questions: Times Your Kids Have Stumped You

Jason English

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Scottish Village Gets a "Sister City" -on Mars Many cities and towns around the world have a link to another city or town far away, for friendship and cultural exchanges.

13 Little-Known Punctuation Marks We Should Be Using

Adrienne Crezo

Because sometimes periods, commas, colons, semi-colons, dashes, hyphens, apostrophes, question marks, exclamation points, quotation marks, brackets, parentheses, braces, and ellipses won't do.

12 Great Video Game Tattoos

Jill Harness

We’ve seen internet tattoos, librarian tattoos and some of the geekiest tattoos ever. Next up: tattoos dedicated to video games.

Music History #9: "Watergate Blues"

Bill DeMain

“Watergate Blues” Written and performed by Tom T.

People Give Kudos All The Time, But What is a Kudo?

Matt Soniak

Nothing, really.

Brain Game: 'O' for 100

Here's a brand new mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-all Friday challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Basement Vodou

Miss Cellania

The news came out yesterday that a billion people are on Facebook. And just look at the wonderful things they contribute!

Joseph Kittinger: The First High-Altitude Jumper

Chris Balogh

Wikimedia Commons Next week, “Fearless Felix” Baumgartner will attempt the highest, fastest free fall in history when he leaps out of a capsule 23 miles above Roswell, New Mexico wearing just a pre

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 72

Mark Arminio

It's Thursday, it's late, it's time once again for the game that's sweeping the nation, GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common.