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Quantum-Locked Superconducting Floating Discs Will Freak You Out

Chris Higgins

Short version: prepare to have your mind blown by scientastic weirdness (also known as "quantum levitation").

Occupy Wall Street? There's an App for that!

David K. Israel

Yesterday's post about first world problems continues today as I've just learned that there's a new Android app called, “I’m Getting Arrested,” which alerts one’s family, friends (even

8 Brilliant Halloween Costumes

Miss Cellania

Last week you saw 10 Brilliant Halloween Costumes, but there's more! Just look at the variety of ideas creative people come up with for the one occasion we can be anything we want. 1. Sputnik

Brain Game: Essays

It's Tuesday Test Time once again at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.

Morning Cup of Links: The Walken Dead

Miss Cellania

Women Who Kill the Men They Love.

Happy Boss's Day: 9 of the Worst Bosses Ever

Stacy Conradt

It’s Boss’s Day, and while many of us have supervisors who have totally earned that “World’s Best Boss” mug, I bet lots of you at least briefly contemplated adding a little extra something to the cook

Toby Ziegler Yelling at People

Erica Palan

Every now and again, you screw something up and deserve to get reamed out. No one does a more effective reaming than fictional White House Communications Director Toby Ziegler.

13 First World Problems

David K. Israel

One of my favorite sub-reddits over on reddit.com is First World Problems. Today, there are a handful that made me smile, like these five: 1.

This Penguin Would Like You to Knit Him a Sweater

Jill Harness

Penguins might not need any help staying warm, but they still rely on sweaters to save their lives after oil spills.

Invitation to an Assassination

Colin Patrick

Even the most mundane moments in the life of an iconic figure can instantly become transformed into a timeless event, rife with symbolism and capable of sparking a historic ripple effect.

Andy Rooney, Re-Edited

Chris Higgins

As we've all heard, Andy Rooney has retired. But his body of work is vast, including 1,097 of his iconic 60 Minutes commentaries.

Why Are the Letters in ABC Order?

Matt Soniak

The alphabet, as best as historians can tell, got its start in ancient Egypt sometime in the Middle Bronze Age, but not with the Egyptians.

Brain Game: Math Square #94

Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game: a Monday Math Square. Good luck! The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9.

Morning Cup of Links: Killing Dreams

Miss Cellania

Mrs. A.J. Young and five of her 11 children worked in the mills of Tifton, Georgia in the early 20th century. Joe Manning found out what became of Catherine Young and her Family.

What Happened to Marie Antoinette's Kids?

Jason English

Marie Antoinette went to the guillotine on this date in 1793. Here's a look at what happened to her

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