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Cat on Keyboard

First of congratulations to Matt for getting a cat, he probably needs it after that terrible terrible week of depressing comics from Cyanide and Happiness. I wonder what would happen if I brought my dog with me to work.. que Scrubs-esque day dream. I probably wouldn’t get a whole lot done, end up playing let-go-of-that [...]

"Scientists" Uncover Global League of Mythical Creatures

In the past week, there have been news stories from normally serious sources concerning a unicorn, yeti, sasquatch, chupacabra, and a vampire. We passed on all of them except for the vampire story (which had no mention of scientists) because they didn’t pass the smell test. Most of the stories managed to combine “scientist” and [...]

Casting Live Versions of Animated Classics

The news is out this week that Tim Burton may be directing a live-action version of Pinnocchio starring Robert Downey, Jr. as Geppetto. That’s an interesting casting choice, to be sure, but they said the same thing when Downey was cast as Charlie Chaplin, Sherlock Holmes, and as Iron Man, which all make sense after [...]

The Last ‘Frankenstorm’: Video of the 1938 Nor’easter That Ravaged New England

Getty Images Hurricane Sandy is making its presence known across the Eastern Seaboard, with powerful winds beginning to lash the coast and rain starting to pour down from North Carolina to New York. And as millions of Americans across the East Coast hunker down, some are turning to history as a guide. In 1938, for instance, a [...]

5 Questions: Yard Work

We’ve been in the literal ‘Yard’ all week… Friday’s 5 Questions quiz gets the figurative Yard Work done.

5 Questions: In the ‘Yard’

Been doing a lot of raking lately? So have we, so each of this week’s mentalfloss.com 5 Questions quizzes are In the ‘Yard’

A Bad Lip Reading of the First 2012 Presidential Debate

(YouTube link) Last week’s presidential debate gets the bad lip-reading treatment. This ensures that all parties involved appear equally ridiculous. -via Pundit Kitchen

You Too Can Eat Like A Finnish Child

School lunch isn’t too tasty or exciting in America — at least not in my experience — but Finnish school lunches are certainly intriguing compared to our square pepperoni pizzas. If you’ve always wanted to try a school lunch from the country that first offered free lunches to all students, then you’d better head to [...]

At the Libraries: Reading is Good for You

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a comment! Awesome new library alert! If you live in the DC area, please check out the Francis Gregory library. * Sometimes I miss living in Brooklyn. If [...]

The Missing Links: Russia’s Secret Diamond Stockpile

News From the Springfield Precincts The election is still several weeks away, but at least we know how Homer voted: * My Favorite Phrase of the Week: Diamond-Filled Asteroid Crater The Russians may have a secret diamond source that contains TRILLIONS of carats worth of dazzle. * The Nutritional Value of Last Meals Earlier this week, Matt Soniak served [...]