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The Secret Lives of Game Show Hosts

Kara Kovalchik

They've got gleaming, flawless teeth, hair that could withstand hurricane-force winds and emotions that run high when giving away a case of Turtle Wax.

Two More Odd Things I Just Learned About Fish

Matt Soniak

When I'm not blogging for mental_floss, I can usually be found wearing bright orange rubber pants and gutting, cutting and selling fish at my local Whole Foods (and winning awards for it).

The Most Popular Stories of 2009: #13 to #6

Jason English

We're counting down the year's most-read mentalfloss.com stories. On Sunday, we rattled off #20 to #14. Here's the next batch. 13.

Morning Cup of Links: Unbelievable Things

Miss Cellania

Archaeology's Hoaxes, Fakes, and Strange Sites. As long as people will fall for them, these shenanigans will continue.

Eiffel Tower Blueprints!

Mangesh Hattikudur

Boingboing linked to these beautiful blueprints straight from Gustave Eiffel's pen, and I completely fell in love with

Venting Machine

Mangesh Hattikudur

Forget stress balls and punching bags. If you're feeling destructive and simply want to break something, check out the Anger Release Machine.

Strange Geographies: 2009 Roundup

Ransom Riggs

I've put a lot of miles on my car and my frequent flier card this year, tramping through villages in the South Pacific, abandoned buildings around California, the shorelines of toxic seas and jun

Morning Cup of Links: Blue Moon Eclipse

Miss Cellania

The moon is ringing in the New Year by shining full for the second time this month, and giving us a partial lunar eclipse on the 31st. Too bad we won't see it in the Western Hemisphere.

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.

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