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Top Chef Season 10 Kick Off

There is a time, every few months, that is filled with magic. A time of incredible excitement, of jolly, and of mesmerizing personality. My friends, Top Chef is back! Season 10 starts off with just as much promise as any past season. The judges are back (even young Uni-Monster Hugh Acheson), the location is set [...]

The 12 Times NHL Goalies Scored Goals Themselves

ADAM HUNGER/Reuters/Landov New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur, who has helped lead his team to the Stanley Cup Finals, is part of an exclusive club. Brodeur is one of 10 goalies who has scored a goal in an NHL game and one of two goalies who has scored twice. Here’s the complete list. 1. Billy Smith, 1979 Smith, [...]

The mental_floss Guide to the NCAA Tournament: The East

We’re going region by region, giving you one fun fact about each team in the tournament. (1) Syracuse Syracuse’s colors were originally pink and blue, but the class of 1890 changed it to orange. A member of that class explained the switch at his 50th reunion in 1940: “What kind of ‘whoopee’ can be made with [...]

Superconductivity Is Very Cool

(YouTube link) On the 100th anniversary of the discovery of superconductivity, researchers at Tel Aviv University demonstrate how a superconductor will float in a locked position above a magnetized track. The puck of superconducting material is able to stay locked in the air above the magnets because one of the properties of superconductivity is that that it [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Gleeful Facts

Hi, my name is Stacy, and I’m a hardcore Gleek. I’ve had “GLEE!” written in my planner for months now, so I was glad when Tuesday finally came this week. To celebrate the season two premiere, here are a few fun facts I’ve learned about the show. Not that I’ve obsessively researched it, or anything… 1. [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Long-in-the-Tooth “Teenagers”

You all know that I’m a big Glee fan. But I’m not delusional – I know that a lot of the actors in the show are nowhere close to being of high school age… unless they’ve flunked many a grade (Cory Monteith and Mark Salling, who play Finn and Puck respectively, are both 27). They’re [...]