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The Most Popular Dog Breeds

No, I’m not telling you what they are. If you already know, you’ll do well on today’s Lunchtime Quiz at mental_floss. Can you name the 20 most popular breeds in 2010 according to the American Kennel Club in three minutes or less? I only thought of half of them before time ran out, then I [...]

Hand-drawn Flowers

(YouTube link) Watch Paul Alexander Thornton draw flowers with ballpoint pens, watercolors, and ink. This piece took three weeks, but that’s condensed into three minutes and change in the video. Thornton also wrote and performed the music!

How to Tie Your Shoes

When I learned how to tie my shoes as a kid, I was taught what I now know is a granny knot. The problem with this knot is that, at least for me, it came undone easily, causing me to have to re-tie it several times a day. Eventually I started double-tying my shoes, making [...]