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What Was Your Very First Job?

Jason English

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.

In Event of Moon Disaster: The White House Plan for the Worst-Case Scenario

Chris Higgins

Today is the 43rd anniversary of the lunar landing. Here's a look at the worst-case scenario plans, which Chris Higgins originally discussed in

Brain Game: Janice

Meet Janice. She's the focus of today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-all Friday challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Being Batman

Miss Cellania

The surprises and snubs in the 2012 Emmy nominations.

The Full Names of 26 One-Name Celebrities

Stacy Conradt

A rose by any other name probably wouldn't smell as sweet, at least not in the cases of some of these one-named celebrities.

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 63

Mark Arminio

Welcome back to the Thursday night Late Movies, _flossers! As always, the clips below have something in common. Think you can figure it out?

The Missing Links: How to Assault the Magic Kingdom

Colin Patrick

Storm the Castle. Leave No Gigantic Talking Mouse or Duck Alive. How would you hypothetically attack Cinderella’s castle?

11 Moons You Should Get to Know

Calli Arcale

You may have heard already that a fifth moon was discovered orbiting Pluto.

At the Libraries: Help a Library in Need

Miss Kathleen

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.

Population Growth Explained Using Colored Water

Chris Higgins

Here's a short, beautifully shot video: a visual explanation of how the human population got to 7 billion, using tinted water dripping into and out of seven glasses -- one for each continent.

Lunchtime Quiz: Track Listing (Another Numerical Edition)

Jason Plautz

Another week, another party, another playlist that needs ordering.

10 More Odd and Unusual Boating Events

Miss Cellania

Just a couple of days ago, we had 10 Strange and Wonderful Boat Races. Readers suggested other boat races, hinting that a list of ten was not enough.

Walk This Way: The History of the Moving Sidewalk

Matt Soniak

Authors like H.G. Wells, Isaac Asimov, and Robert Heinlein have long envisioned a future where the automobile gives way to massive, high-speed moving walkways.

What Causes "Old Book Smell"?

Matt Soniak

“A combination of grassy notes with a tang of acids and a hint of vanilla over an underlying mustiness” is how an international team of chemists describes the unique odor of old books in a study.

Brain Game: Root, Root, Root

Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge focuses on America's Game. Can you solve it?