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motionbox.com presents: HDYK? - {day 5}

David K. Israel

It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt, with an all-new set of puzzles, prizes, and now, a major sponsor! Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are thrilled to announce that How Did You Know?

The Quick 10: 10 Facts about the Mall of America

Stacy Conradt

Thanksgiving is over, and the other holidays aren't quite here yet, so that can only mean one thing: it's shopping season. At least, it is for me.

Symphony of Science: 'Our Place in the Cosmos' (ft. Sagan, Dawkins, Kaku, Jastrow)

Chris Higgins

"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." -Carl Sagan.

Retail Store Grand Opening

Jason English

Last week, we mentioned the Grand Opening of our new Ohio retail store and invited any Cleveland-area _flossers to stop on by.

Easily the Best New Thing I've Learned about Concrete

Mangesh Hattikudur

Neatorama picked up this wonderful story about Concrete Canvas, and I'm just thoroughly fascinated. Scientists have created a cloth that's lined with concrete.

Because I Can't Stop Writing About Birds: The Pigeon Express

Mangesh Hattikudur

While I'd long assumed that carrier pigeons had been shelved with other antiquated mail systems (like the pony express and the pneumatic tube), I was stunned to learn that the birds are still bei

Chicken Farming in the Big City

Mangesh Hattikudur

While I'd read that raising chickens had become more and more popular with folks in hip places like Portland, OR and Victor, ID, I was surprised to see this piece from GOOD, where photographer To

Tauntaun Sleeping Bag

Miss Cellania

In the 1980 film The Empire Strikes Back (often considered the best of the Star Wars films), Han Solo saves the life of an unconscious Luke Skywalker by slicing open a dead Tauntaun and spending the n

Strange Geographies: Cape Tribulation

Ransom Riggs

When most people picture Australia, the endless brown wastelands of the Outback come to mind; after all, it is the world's driest country.

Brain Game: Math Square #5

Your brain may need a post-Thanksgiving jump start, so here's a new Brain Game Math Square to get you going for the week. The nine squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the di

Morning Cup of Links: Traveling Hippies

Miss Cellania

Fire in the Hole. Coal mine fires are burning in places all over the globe; some have been burning for decades. (via Metafilter) * Top Ten Hippie Travel Destinations.

The No-Budget Diners' Guide: How to Survive on Dirt, Bugs, Bark & Leather

the mag

By David Clark As the economy sputters, everyone's looking for new ways to save on food.

The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

The internet is full of wonderfully weird and truly bizarre pictures (and often I feature them on the Weekend Links!), so it was only a matter of time before someone created a site that not only featu

The Late Movies: Meet the Natives

Ransom Riggs

You may remember a few posts I've done on the remote island nation of Vanuatu, where I visited back in March.

4 T-Shirt Gift Ideas + 4 Fun Facts

Jason English

There's a mental_floss t-shirt for everyone on your list—from the math enthusiast to the math averse (and people who love cheese and monkeys).

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