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Open Thread for September 30

By Emily WinterSeptember 30, 2010
A mystery Sparkler says... I was recently @ a swim party w/ my friends and they were trying to see how many basketballs they could stack onto each other w/out them fallin. Only three?! We can stack 20! (Just don't ask us to prove it.) ... More  →
Open Thread for September 30

Awesome Thing of the Week

By Chelsea DaggerSeptember 29, 2010
Last week's video fared a LOT better than we expected; it averaged an 8.09 on the Scale of Awesomeness, and Coffinmaker gave it a 10. If the Mankler King of Comedy thinks it's funny, we're not gonna... More  →
Awesome Thing of the Week

Open Thread for September 29

By Emily WinterSeptember 29, 2010
Joy to the loam! The loam has come! Let loamy soil be loamy... and soily! Amazing pic courtesy of Oreosmooshy.... More  →
Open Thread for September 29

Choose Your SparkNotes Flag: Round 2B!

By ContributorSeptember 28, 2010
Whoa, that was a close contest. We had to count every single one of the 230-something votes. We haven't counted this much since we tried to pay for a cab in pennies. That was such a horrible day! Anyway, flag 21 was Friday's winner. Congrats,... More  →
Choose Your SparkNotes Flag: Round 2B!

Open Thread for September 28

By Chelsea DaggerSeptember 28, 2010
sciencenerdess94 sent us this rad picture, along with the following caption: While I was on the Open Thread one day, frustrated with the school year so far, I decided to complain about it. Somehow, I ended up with: "Sometimes, life just sucks. And that's where SparkLife... More  →
Open Thread for September 28

Cute Thing of the Week

By Chelsea DaggerSeptember 27, 2010
Beau the dog (owned by WhimsicalLady) reminds us a lot of William Taft, the 27th president of the United States. Why? We're not sure. But now you know who the 27th president of the US was, just in case it ever comes... More  →
Cute Thing of the Week

Open Thread for September 27

By Chelsea DaggerSeptember 27, 2010
flyergirl13 made one of the most moving (and mathematically correct) arguments we've ever seen to get her picture posted on today's Open Thread. Check it out and share our awe: Here's my chain of logic (we learned logic+proofs in geometry today!) If you post one... More  →
Open Thread for September 27

Open Thread for September 26

By EmmaSeptember 26, 2010
We're so jealous of MarauderPrincess's desktop. Ours is a big dumb jumble of icons and sticky notes that say things like "Do some work for a change" and "things to remember about Mockingjay: 1) hot dogs 2) sad Peeta" and "DON'T FORGET TO... More  →
Open Thread for September 26

Open Thread for September 25

By EmmaSeptember 25, 2010
FACT: these mushrooms from flyergirl13's backyard are magical. QUESTION: but what kind of magical? We hope the kind that gives you round-the-clock spearmint breath, a bottomless supply of witty comebacks, and the constant sensation that you've just woken up from 12 hours of dreamless... More  →
Open Thread for September 25

Choose Your SparkNotes Flag: Round 2A!

By Emily WinterSeptember 24, 2010
11ksande is a thinkin' man. And by "man" we mean "female," and by "thinkin'," we mean "she took our advice and put bologna in her ears before voting on a SparkNotes flag because we told you that nothing gets those brain juices flowing... More  →
Choose Your SparkNotes Flag: Round 2A!