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16 Words That Are Much Older Than They Seem

Arika Okrent

10 Lifehacks from 100 Years Ago

Therese Oneill The Week

10 Historical Titans With Surprising Tattoos

Amanda Green

11 Terrifying Images of Old Soviet Playgrounds

Ransom Riggs

10 Artists Who Hated Their Biggest Hit

Erik van Rheenen

Morning Cup of Links: Partying with Celebrities

Miss Cellania

Happy Hanukkah! The Maccabeats explain the holiday in the song "I Flip My Latkes In The Air Sometimes". * Original transcripts from NASA missions are online at Spacelog.

Discovering Forgotten Artifacts Worth Millions

Jill Harness

About a month ago, I shared the story of a family discovering what is likely a lost Michelangelo painting that could be worth up to $300 million.

Today & Tomorrow: Digital Subscriptions for $12.97

Mangesh & Jason

We offer digital subscriptions to mental_floss magazine through Zinio. Through Friday, they've lowered the price to a tempting $12.97!

The Taman Shud Mystery

Dan Lewis

On December 1, 1948, a man's body was found on a beach in Australia. Then things got weird.

The Late Movies: 10 Arcade Fire Videos

Chris Higgins

Arcade Fire may be the official favorite band of mental_floss bloggers, with Ransom and I continuing to blab about this one time we saw them in the desert, and how awesome it was.

So How Do You Spell It: Chanukah? Hanukkah? Hanuka?

Jason English

According to our friend David Holzel, "The short answer is yes." We’re dealing with a transliteration that – because English and Hebrew don’t share all of the same sounds and none of the

A Brief History of Advent Calendars

Scott Allen

You don't need an Advent calendar to know that Christmas is coming, but opening a little numbered door to reveal a prize is an idea that everyone – religious or not – can get behind.

A Short History of Long-Haired Music: Amadeus, Part 2

David K. Israel

If you missed our previous installments, check out A Short History of Long-Haired Music archives By the time he reached puberty, Mozart already had three oratorios, nine masses, twenty-three sonatas,

Weird Website of the Week: Kim Jong Il Looking at Things

Ransom Riggs

It's crucial that the autocratic leader of an on-the-verge-of-starving population look like he knows what he's doing, lest the people turn against him.

Charlie Chaplin Goes TRON

Chris Higgins

Last month, Ain't It Cool News announced a contest to "TRON-itize" vintage films. The idea is to take an old film and add CGI TRON-style graphics.

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