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Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you missed: 1.

Weekend Links: The Origins of Popular Monsters

Allison Keene

Starting things off in a big way with this time-lapse trifecta: a photographer captures a meteor, the Milky way and the Northern Lights all in one shot.

6 Comic Con-troversies

Haley Sweetland Edwards

With the New York Comic Con under way, we thought we’d remind you that these brilliant, geeky get-togethers can mean more than just costumes and coveted signatures on first-edition books.

The Late Movies: Hugh Laurie

Miss Cellania

My husband is a House fan. He didn't believe me when I told him Hugh Laurie was a British comedian. I had to show him some clips.

At the Libraries: The People's Library

Miss Kathleen

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a

7 Adorable Japanese Mascots

David K. Israel

Japanese Mascots exemplify the concept of kawaii, which means cute. Kawaii is very, very popular in Japan right now. Don't believe me? Take a look at the following 7 mascots: 1.

9 Essential Talking Points for the Arby's Enthusiast

Jason English

Back in August, reader Tom Brandt made a request. A demand,

How to Spot a Liar

Chris Higgins

In this TED Talk, author Pamela Meyer talks about how to spot a lie. You've seen Lie to Me, right?

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Whale Takes Australian Couple On Wild Boat Ride Glenn Wilson and Nerida Higgins were enjoying a cruise on their yacht off the coast of Queensland, Australia, when a humpback whale grabbed their ancho

Brain Game: Grades Are In

We haven't done a logic puzzle for the mentalfloss.com Brain Game in quite some time, so let's remedy that with today's Free-for-all Friday challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Witty Rejoinders

Miss Cellania

The 32 Wittiest Comebacks Of All Time. They may not all be true, but they are are memorable. NSFW text. * Hi-tech sidewalk tiles transform the footsteps of people walking on them into electricity.

The Wet and Wild History of the Super Soaker

Rob Lammle

For generations, kids spent their summers chasing each other around the backyard with simple water pistols that barely shot more than a few feet.

Happy 70th Birthday, Paul Simon!

Bill DeMain

To celebrate the birthday of one of our finest pop composers, we look behind the scenes of his classic song, “Bridge Over Troubled

Double Trouble: When Identical Twins Run Into the Law

Matt Soniak

Last night, Law & Order: SVU did that “ripped from the headlines” thing where they borrow elements of real-world criminal cases or address current issues in law enforcement.

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