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Gallagher, Gallagher Too & The Motorcycle Twins

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By Ian Lendler Benny and Billy McCrary Also Known As: those guys on the motorcycles from the Guinness Book of World

Creatures Too Weird and Scary To Be Fake

Jill Harness

Some recently discovered animals are proving the old expression about truth being stranger than fiction.

Brain Game: To Tell the Truth

A quick Brain Game for today: Can you decipher the "bumper stumper" license plate sequence below to determine who might be behind the wheel?

Morning Cup of Links: The Skiing Robot

Miss Cellania

The beginning of life may have been in rocks instead of the primordial soup. The alkaline vents of the ancient ocean had the necessary chemical reactions, even if it's a counter-intuitive idea.

The Late Movies: The Bo Diddley Beat

Matt Soniak

The Bo Diddley beat, counted out as a two-bar phrase, goes a little something like this: "One and two and three and four and one and two and three and four and, etc.," but you might know it

The Quick 10: 10 Smurfy Smurfs Facts

Stacy Conradt

Here at the Quick 10, we're taking a break from our regularly-scheduled Halloween posts to bring you this public service announcement: it was 51 years ago this week that The Smurfs were first int

4 Other Bailouts in American History

Greg Sabin

With all the money being thrown at banks, insurance companies, and car builders, many Americans have soured on the idea of bailouts. However, bailouts themselves are not always bad things.

Tylenol, Tampons & Other Famous Product Recalls

Ethan Trex

Ford just announced it is recalling over 4.5 million vehicles due to a faulty switch that can overheat and catch fire. Of course, cars aren't the only things that get recalled.

Bats Follow Musical Rules When Writing Love Songs

Matt Soniak

Making a mix of love songs for your special someone? Looking for something lively to slip in between Sonny and Cher's "I Got You Babe" and The Temptations' "My Girl"?

The Haunted Plantation

Miss Cellania

The Myrtles Plantation in St. Francisville, Louisiana bills itself as "One of America's Most Haunted Homes".

Brain Game: In the Past

Welcome to the Brain Game, a five-days-a-week feature here on www.mentalfloss.com. By adding one letter at a time (and rearranging the letters as necessary) to form new words, convert the word &quo

Tuesday Turnip

David K. Israel

In case you're not familiar with the Turnip, it's a whimsical Google search, wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting pages "turn-up." As always with thi

Morning Cup of Links: Skeletor's Face

Miss Cellania

Van Gogh often added sketches or paintings to his letters, to illustrate what he wrote about.

The Late Movies: Local News Bloopers

Ransom Riggs

With hundreds of local news broadcasts reporting live across the country each day, it's inevitable that there would be all manner of embarrassing flubs caught on tape.

The Quick 10: 10 of America's Most Haunted Cemeteries

Stacy Conradt

I live just across the street from a cemetery, and this time of year it's certainly not hard to creep myself out a little bit when walking the dogs after work - especially in the evening when the

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