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Li-fi: Data through illumination

David K. Israel

Soon, you’ll be able to go onlight instead of online. Li-fi is coming and it might be the death of Wi-fi.

Schlock Jocks II: More of TV's Coolest Horror Hosts

Bill DeMain

Last week we discussed some of TV's coolest horror hosts, from Vampira to Count Gore De Vol. With all the great hosts out there, the topic demanded a sequel. 1.

Brain Game: Math Square #95

Monday Math Square. mentalfloss.com Brain Game. Have at it! The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9.

Morning Cup of Links: Zombies and Heroes

Miss Cellania

The Eunuch Admiral. In the 15th century, Zheng He commanded a huge fleet that put European explorers to shame.

How George Washington’s Great-Grandniece Became Royalty

Stacy Conradt

Way back when the U.S. was deciding what the government would look like, there was some discussion about what exactly the leader of the country should be.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

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

Weekend Links: Volcanoes Composing Music

Allison Keene

From the Department of Holy Cow! "Yes, a real Viking sword over 1000 years old.

Ten Years Ago Today, Apple Introduced the iPod

Jason English

On this date in 2001, Apple rolled out the first iPod. Here's how the New York Times covered the

24 Utterly Adorable Pet Halloween Costumes

Jill Harness

Whether or not you would ever dress up your own pet, it’s hard to deny that critters look cute in Halloween costumes, no matter what species they happen to be.

If You Touch a Baby Bird, Will Its Mother Really Abandon It?

Matt Soniak

Fact-checking our parents.

Weekend Links: Is "Groomzilla" the Scariest Monster?

Allison Keene

Who said taking the train was boring? There's a new way to be whimsical on your commute: swings installed on San Francisco's BART. I really want these everywhere.

True Romance: Elderly Couple Dies Holding Hands

Jill Harness

There are plenty of stories of loving, elderly couples dying within a few years or even months of one another, but an hour apart is pretty impressive.

The Late Movies: Stephen Fry

Miss Cellania

Last week we featured Hugh Laurie on the Friday Late Movies, and many people requested a turn for Stephen Fry. Glad to accommodate!

Are Teenage Trick-or-Treaters Breaking the Law?

Ethan Trex

Beaker/Bunsen's Severed Head image courtesy of reader Lisa Kuchy We’ve already told you that your Halloween candy probably isn’t poisoned.

Made-Up Words That Make You Cringe

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.

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