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Brain Game: Just U and I

Here's today's Free-for-all Friday challenge at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.

Hi from Comic-Con!

Ransom Riggs

Today I'm going to be signing copies of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children at San Diego's Comic-Con, so if you happen to be one of the happy mutants that managed to snag a tick

Morning Cup of Links: Meme Tats

Miss Cellania

Life in the Post Food-Surplus World. The globalization of food supplies makes one break in the chain a potential disaster. * Parenting, illustrated with crappy pictures™.

Exploring Glacier Caves of Alaska

Jill Harness

Today's not-really-all-that-helpful way to stay cool: 17 gorgeous images of glacier caves hidden near Juneau, Alaska.

The Late Movies: Jump Blues

Matt Soniak

Jump blues is a type of up-tempo blues that first gained popularity in the 1940s and experienced a renewal in interest during the (dreaded) 1990s swing revival.

Jesse James' First Train Robbery

Stacy Conradt

With nothing more than some rope, some guns and a whole lot of gumption, Jesse James committed the first train robbery in the west 138 years ago today. James’ posse, the James and Younger gang, plott

Parrots Name Their Babies

Jill Harness

We already knew that parrots can learn our human languages, but as turns out, they also speak to one another with an incredibly complex language.

7 Major Mafia Murders [Warning: Gruesome Photos]

David K. Israel

1. Benjamin “Bugsy”

How People of the '70s Pictured Space Colonies of the Future

Brett Savage

Back in the early 1970s, when Americans were just plain wild about the (seemingly) imminent reality of living in space, a NASA design study attempted to conceptualize just how such an idea could be br

23 Animals Relaxing With Cool Summer Treats

Jill Harness

All across the country, people are hot and miserable. Perhaps this collection of adorable animals cooling off with icy snacks will help.

We're Coming to Memphis! (Who's Coming With Us?)

Jason English

Last month we announced the Mental Floss Trivia Show was headed to Columbus, Ohio, this fall. We were immediately overwhelmed with emails from Columbus-area readers.

Images and Sounds on Voyager's Golden Record

Chris Higgins

The Voyager 1 probe was launched in 1977.

Let's Paint the Town!

Miss Cellania

The term "monochrome town" evokes an image of a dreary gray industrial area. It is not always so!

Brain Game: Flay Play

It's Think Thursday once again at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game, and today's puzzle may require some noggin effort (and a scratch pad).

Morning Cup of Links: Pizza Delivery

Miss Cellania

The 3 Big Advances in the Technology of the Pizza Box. If you ever wondered what they put pizzas in before the box was invented, you'll find out in this article from The Atlantic.

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