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6 Horrifying Modern Cannibals

Miss Cellania

Cannibalism, as repulsive as it is, can be understood in cases where consuming the deceased is an alternative to certain starvation.

Brain Game: Two at a Time

Enjoy Tuesday's Brain Game; thanks for playing! What's the next letter in the following sequence? T, E, T, T, ? Here is the SOLUTION. THE SOLUTION: F. The letters represent t

Morning Cup of Links: Frankenhuman!

Miss Cellania

A pilot's life is nowhere near as glamorous as the public thinks, and it's gone nowhere but downhill over time. Does more work with less pay affect travel safety?

The Late Movies: Virtuoso Bass Players

Ransom Riggs

Since my guitar virtuosos Late Movies post from last week ignited such a firestorm of controversy, I thought it was only natural to follow it up with a list of some of my favorite bass players.

A Brief (Sad) History of the Cleveland Cavaliers

Bud Shaw

Where to start a post about LeBron James and renaissance except in the dark ages of the basketball town where I live. Some context first: The last championship in our city was in 1964.

Netflix Rental Patterns, or, Minnesotans Love to Rent "The Bucket List"

Chris Higgins

A bit of nerdy interactive fun for you today: the New York Times has an Interactive Map of Netflix Queues covering 100 "frequently rented" titles from 2009, including very heavily-rented ti

The Quick 10: 10 Competitive Eating Records

Stacy Conradt

Everyone knows about the famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest. It may be one of the most well-hyped, but it's hardly the only eating competition out there.

How Fast Can You Go on a... Lawnmower?

David K. Israel

When you think land-speed records, you usually think Lamborghini or Ferrari.

6,000 Cheesecakes & 7 Other Strange Robberies

Rob Lammle

Most criminals rob banks, steal cars, or maybe just take your wallet. But some crooks have gone for less conventional targets over the years.

Illoom Balloons

Miss Cellania

I remember seeing videos of sky lanterns released during the Taiwan Lantern Festival and thinking how beautiful, how amazing, how dangerous!

Brain Game: Math Square #9

The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9. Each digit should appear only once in this main grid. Two of these numbers are already provided for you.

Strange Geographies: Almost the Outback

Ransom Riggs

Last spring, a friend and I took a trip to Australia and Vanuatu.

Morning Cup of Links: Bikinis to Burkas

Miss Cellania

What if William Shakespeare wrote The Big Lebowski? It would be just as funny, just a little more highbrow.

The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

Happy New Year! And let's ring it in with some always spectacular photos from Boston.com's "Welcoming in 2010" (via

This Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you

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