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The Most Popular Stories of 2009: #20 to #14

Jason English

This week, we'll be counting down the year's most-read mentalfloss.com stories. I know the suspense is killing you, but we'll start with #20. 20.

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

David K. Israel

It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt! Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are thrilled to announce that How Did You Know? now has its very own Geritol.

5 Ways Doctor Who Made a Difference

Mark Juddery

1. The Theme Song Many TV shows have had memorable theme songs, but few were as innovative as the eerie Doctor Who theme.

Some Boxy Facts for Boxing Day!

Kara Kovalchik

Happy Boxing Day to those Flossers who celebrate it! On a more generic box-ing note, we've packaged a few boxy facts for your consideration: Crate

The Wonderful Tale of Louis Armstrong and his first Christmas Tree

Mangesh Hattikudur

One of the facts that we hear repeated with some frequency is that trumpeter Louis Armstrong got his first Christmas tree at age 40, and loved it so much that took it on tour with him for a month.

On the Blessed Origins of Festivus

Mangesh Hattikudur

While most people in the US will be celebrating Christmas today, I'm guessing a few of you out there will be gathering around the olde Festivus pole.

The Best Thing to Come Out of the Nobel Prize Sperm Bank (other than the idea for the movie Twins)

Mangesh & Jason

Since it's Christmas and all, we wanted to give you one last sneak peek at the new issue. This one comes from our cover story on Acts of Genius, Ripped from the Headlines.

motionbox.com presents: HDYK? - {day 4}

David K. Israel

It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt! Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are thrilled to announce that How Did You Know? now has its very own Geritol.

Morning Cup of Links: Merry Christmas!

Miss Cellania

Lapland, a region of Fenno-Scandinavia that lies mostly within the Arctic Circle, is where tourists go to find Santa Claus, reindeer, dog sledding, skiing, the Northern Lights, and unbelievable scener

The Story of Mr. Splashy Pants, by Alexis Ohanian

David K. Israel

Loyal readers who follow Higgins on this blog know all about TED Talks. Some of my favorites he's posted include this one by Torsten Reil and this one by Ian Dunbar.

The Search for an Indian Santa

Mangesh Hattikudur

One of my favorite scenes from John Green's wonderful novel Paper Towns is when the character Radar doesn't want to invite a girl over to his house because he's embarrassed by his paren

motionbox.com presents: HDYK? - {day 3}

David K. Israel

It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt! Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are thrilled to announce that How Did You Know? now has its very own Geritol.

A Celebrity Lullaby From Ricky Gervais

Jason English

If you're having trouble sleeping tonight in anticipation of Christmas morning, perhaps this clip of Ricky Gervais singing Elmo a celebrity lullaby will help. Here are some of the fun Sesame S

5 Toys With Dark Histories

Danny Gallagher

You know the toys, but do you know about their dark sides? 1.

Morning Cup of Links: Christmas Laser Cats

Miss Cellania

The 13 Cutest Animals of 2009. Sure, you could argue with this opinion-based list, but why bother... hey, where's Maru? (via Buzzfeed) * Gravity Swarm.

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