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Joel Stein's new book Man Made: A Stupid Quest for Masculinity hit stores yesterday. On Friday, we're going to give away a copy. For now, here are a few things he learned about the world of masculinity while researching the... READ ON
by David Shiffman
David Shiffman is a Ph.D. student at the University of Miami’s Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy, where his research focuses on shark behavior, ecology, and conservation. Make him feel welcome!
Quick—think of a shark!
What did it look like? Most people are only familiar with the sharks that make the news for biting people: animals like the bull shark, tiger shark, or the great white made infamous by Jaws. SCUBA divers, fishermen, or avid watchers of Shark Week... READ ON
Our friend Neil Pasricha has a new Awesome book coming out next week — The Book of (Holiday) Awesome! If you'd like to win a copy, tell us something (holiday) awesome in the comments — Neil will pick two winners at random next week.
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When it comes to buying an insurance policy, high risk jobs such as acting, working on an oil rig, or being an aircraft pilot will obviously push up the price. What, then, does it mean for astronauts? Our friends at Travel Insurance dug deeper and found out a little more about the risks, costs, and benefits to insured astronauts:
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Note: A couple friends of mental_floss worked on this, and they're excited to crank out more fun infographics on various topics. If there's a subject you'd like to see mapped out, leave your suggestion in the comments!
While outsiders might see competitive eating as funny business, professional competitive eaters don't see any humor in the rigorous training regime they follow to get in shape for the annual competitions. Our friends at Term Life Insurance have compiled this handy infographic on this most... READ ON
Our friend Giri A of the PubStumpers Trivia League has been sharing some World Cup history via email. As the world anxiously awaits today's Spain-Germany match, we figured we'd pass her stories along to the group.... READ ON
We're thrilled to welcome Mike Trinklein, the author of Lost States: True Stories of Texlahoma, Transylvania, and Other States That Never Made It. He's been sharing tales from his book all week. Come back tomorrow for a chance to win a... READ ON
Marie Curie's notebooks are still radioactive.