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Striped Snakes Swim Speedier

Jill Harness

I've always been a little more scared of water snakes than land snakes, because they're so much more stealthy.

8 Wacky World Records

David K. Israel

If you're like me, when you think of world records you think of that weird guy in the Guinness Book ca. 1980 with the really really long fingernails that curled around and around.

Brain Game: Math Square #22

The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9. Each digit should appear only once in this main grid. Two of these numbers are already provided for you.

Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Ransom Riggs

Y'all might remember a writer we had here a while back named John Green, who went on to fame and well, if not fortune exactly, then great acclaim in both YA lit and YouTube videoblogger circles w

Morning Cup of Links: Camel Hump

Miss Cellania

The United States Holocaust memorial Museum in Washington is hosting National Days of Remembrance this week by welcoming those who liberated the concentration camps in 1945.

The Weekend Links: Sunday Edition

Allison Keene

From Flossy reader Kate, a picture that includes a volcanic ash plume, glaciers and lightning. And as she pointed out, it's TOTALLY METAL!

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you

The Weekend Links: Saturday Edition

Allison Keene

Tired of waking up in the same place every day?

Product of the Weekend

Jason English

Here's Lilah showing how it works. She created such a masterpiece, her parents framed her outfit along with her painting.

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

The Late Movies: The Wizard of Oz

Miss Cellania

This cute video called The Wizard of Dogz inspired me to find out more about the beloved 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz.

The Quick 10: Paddington Bear

Stacy Conradt

Don't tell Winnie the Pooh, but he's not the only big shot on the children's book Bear Market "“ Paddington Bear has been charming children and adults alike since 1958.

8 Shameless Abuses of Diplomatic Immunity

Ethan Trex

Diplomatic immunity may be intended to keep diplomats from running afoul of local authorities while serving abroad, but some workers take it as a license to act like jerks.

What Everybody Who's Anybody Is Doing This Weekend

Jason English

If you're in Birmingham and looking for weekend programming, come out and meet various members of our Alabama staff at the Magic City Arts Connection in Linn Park.

Obscura Day: 2010

Chris Higgins

On March 20th, Obscura Day was a worldwide celebration of "expeditions, back-room tours and hidden treasures in your hometown." 80 events took place in 20 countries, hosting more than 4,000

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