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Playing With Fire in Slow Motion

Chris Higgins

In this short video, photographer Nick Moore shows us what happens to flame when it's exposed to a speaker vibrating at 60 Hz.

Words Redefined: 37 Notable Entries in The Devil's Dictionary

Lucas Reilly

Ambrose Bierce was a celebrated journalist, storyteller and, above all, cynic. Bierce had a barbed wit, and he often used it to kick American culture square in the teeth.

RIP Sherman Hemsley: 6 Stories About The Jeffersons

Kara Kovalchik

Actor Sherman Hemsley has passed away at the age of 74. Raised by a single mom in Philadelphia, the diminutive actor dropped out of high school in order to join the Air Force.

Brain Game: Hammer Time

Sheesh, nobody said anything about carpentry when the mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge came around.

Morning Cup of Links: Pedaling to Africa

Miss Cellania

Sherman Hemsley, who portrayed George Jefferson in the TV series All in the Family and The Jeffersons, died Tuesday at the age of 74. Relive some of his greatest scenes in a collection of videos.

The Late Movies: Songs About Hot Summers

Erica Palan

On this date in 1935, the Dust Bowl heat wave reached its peak, with temperatures reaching 109°F in Chicago, Illinois and 104°F in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

18 Bizarre Self-Proclaimed Capitals of the World

M Asher Cantrell

Lots of places claim to be the world capital of something -- animals, fruits, vegetables, consumer goods, other odds and ends. But sometimes, that something is really, really strange. 1.

The Missing Links: Neo Meets Bill Lumbergh

Colin Patrick

Fun With Editing: The Matrix Meets Office Space (Via The Awesomer) * Unleash the Pus-Filled Blisters Within Tony Robbins, one of America’s most well-known self-help authors/motivational sp

Olympic Art Competitions: 1916-1924

Scott Allen

Over the next two weeks, we’ll be taking a look back at the fine art competitions that originated in ancient Greece and were revived as part of the modern Olympics from 1912 to

Who Wrote "Happy Birthday to You" (and Who's Collecting the Millions in Royalties)?

Matt Soniak

“Happy Birthday to You” has been used in hundreds of movies, countless advertisements, an estimated 1,500,000+ singing telegrams, and been the basis for pieces by classical composers like Igor Stravin

The Autofrisk: All the Groping Action, Just 40 Pence

Chris Higgins

Cheeky engineer Tim Hunkin (of Secret Life of Machines fame) invented the Autofrisk, a device that gently gropes the user in exchange for a few coins. (In the U.K.

15 Delightfully Geeky Wedding Invitations

Jill Harness

We’ve brought you geeky engagement rings, wedding photos and wedding dresses. Now it’s time for geeky invitations!

Brain Game: Game Barren

Even the worst guessers will have a 1-in-48 2-in-48 shot at today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Tuesday Test Time challenge.

13 Medal-Worthy Olympic Stories

Ethan Trex

To become an Olympic hero in our book, it takes more than athleticism.

Morning Cup of Links: Internet Distrust

Miss Cellania

Pioneering astronaut and physicist Sally Ride died of pancreatic cancer Monday at age 61.