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10 Years and 1 Day - A Decade in Polaroids

Chris Higgins

Artist Marc Tasman spent 10 years and 1 day taking a daily Polaroid, typically of himself, and has compiled the resulting pictures into a video (below).

Sneak Peek #6: Stephen Hawking's Drive-bys

Mangesh Hattikudur

Our Jan/Feb issue hits newsstands tomorrow (ish), so we're giving you another reason to go out and pick up a copy!

11 Laws Named After People

Ethan Trex

Whether it's by writing the law yourself or by falling victim to tragic circumstances that result in a law being created to save others from your fate, it takes a lot for a person to get their na

Update: The North Face v. The South Butt

Rob Lammle

Many of you commented last week on our story about David & Goliath trademark disputes, so I thought it might be a good idea to update you on the status of one of those stories: The North Face v.

Where Candy Canes Come From

Miss Cellania

One year when I was very young, my mother took me to see Santa Claus at Miller's department store in Knoxville. They had a candy cane factory set up in the middle of the sales floor!

Diebtribes: The Pineapple Express

Allison Keene

"¢Â Though often considered (or assumed) a Hawaiian food, the pineapple originally hails from Brazil.

How to Ruin Christmas in 29 Easy Steps

Ransom Riggs

I'm as big a fan of Christmas as the next person, but I'm wary of celebrating too much. I like a little eggnog, a few presents, a carol or two.

Brain Game: Buddy Buddy

I watched one of my favorite goofy-fun "buddy" movies on TV recently, and after grabbing pen and paper and playing around with its title, I discovered an anagram that could feasibly have bee

Morning Cup of Links: Name That Exoplanet

Miss Cellania

Of the hundreds of exoplanets we know of, the one that most resembles earth is called GJ 1214b.

The Late Movies: Bloopers A-Plenty

Chris Higgins

Everybody loves a goof-up on TV or in a movie.

The Quick 10: It's a Wonderful Life

Stacy Conradt

I'm going to have to watch this on the sly at some point in the next week, because every time my husband walks in the room and sees it on TV, he starts making fun of me.

Perhaps You Only Think Testosterone Makes You Aggressive

Meghan Holohan

Testosterone has long been the black sheep of hormones—blamed for every bad behavior from aggression to greed to promiscuity. But a new study might change testosterone's bad boy

What Not to Eat: Chain Restaurant Pasta

Chris Higgins

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has an eye-opening video demonstrating the health hazards of eating at major Italian-style restaurant chains (they focused on the Olive Garden and

6 Controversial Christmas Carols

Danny Gallagher

When you think of Christmas, you probably envision a row of cherry-faced carolers standing on your doorstep, holding candles and swaying to the soft, delicate notes of classic Christmas songs.

Stacy Conradt is a Football Genius

Jason English

The mental_floss fantasy football league's regular season is over, and Stacy Conradt has made the rest of us look silly. I'm not sure I've ever seen this kind of dominance.

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