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Brain Game: Nov

Wednesday Wordplay is the challenge for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game.

Morning Cup of Links: The $30 Lightsaber

Brian Abrams

Scotland's Joanna Montgomery has designed a pillow set that creates "an intimate interaction between two lovers, regardless of the distance between them." * The hands-down coolest par

Mental Floss on Google Plus

Jason English

Another place that we're now lurking: you can follow mental_floss on Google+. I can't tell you exactly what will happen there. We'll figure it out as we

Best Corporate Mascot Ever: Petey P Cup

Stacy Conradt

On his Facebook page, Petey P Cup ponders, “Do you ever ask yourself questions like: What if I'm the best mascot

9 Things Everyone Should Know About North Dakota

Mark Juddery

Everyone gives North Dakota a hard time. Well, some people in Montana and South Dakota do. People in states farther away can’t name a single thing about it.

The Last Five Members of the Akuntsu Tribe

Dan Lewis

Dan Lewis runs the popular daily newsletter Now I Know (“Learn Something New Every Day, By Email”).

The Easter Island "Heads" Have Bodies

Chris Higgins

Maybe this isn't a newsflash to anyone but me, but, um, the Moai "heads" on Easter Island have bodies.

7 Secret Passageways & Hidden Doors

David K. Israel

1. Wardrobe Hidden

Brain Game: It's Up to You

The mentalfloss.com Brain Game is back, and here's today's Tuesday Test Time challenge. Good luck: Of all the U.S.

Morning Cup of Links: The World's First Alcohol-Free Whiskey

Brian Abrams

David Milgrim's new children's book Goodnight iPad acts as "a gentle reminder to power down at the end of the day." * The Metropolitan Transportation Authority put out a beautifu

Mail Call!

Jason English

It's a sexannual* tradition — on behalf of the internet side of the office, I take the magazine staff to lunch to discuss the next issue.

Snow White: Not Just a Fairy Tale

Stacy Conradt

Most of us are familiar with the story of Snow White: beautiful princess, jealous witch, hitman, dwarves, poisoned apple, hero prince.

The Late Movies: Happy Belated 65th Birthday, Sally Field!

Erica Palan

Over the weekend, beloved American actress Sally Field—known for her assorted roles on television and in the movies—turned 65.

10 Facebook Status Updates Gone Horribly Wrong

Adrienne Crezo

Facebook is usually just a running feed of pictures, talk about the weather and inspirational quotes.

Paying the Piper a Little Something Extra: A Short History of Payola

Bill DeMain

© Bettmann/CORBIS Payola became a household word in 1959, thanks to a high-profile trial that made examples of two legendary disc jockeys – Alan Freed and Dick Clark (above). In 1959, Alan Freed

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