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Free Cab Rides!

David K. Israel

Last time I wrote about Mark Malkoff, he was busy seeing what kind of strange things he could do in an Apple store. Remember?

From the Dictionary to a Book Called "Horse": The Surprising Complaints Against 6 Books

Andréa Fernandes

This week (September 24 through October 1, 2011) is the American Library Association's Banned Books Week, an "annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Ame

ThunderCats, LOL!

Chris Higgins

As a kid, I was a big fan of ThunderCats.

Two Snack Food Veterans Buried With Their Products

Stacy Conradt

You may have heard that the inventor of Doritos died this week. Arch West was the marketing vice president at Frito-Lay in 1964 when he and his family took a trip to southern California.

Brain Game: Short Spell #1

Welcome to the mentalfloss.com Brain Game. I was the spelling champion (three years running) at my high school.

Morning Cup of Links: The Illustrious Omnibus of Superpowers #2

Brian Abrams

One-minute physics: Is Schrödinger's cat dead or alive? * In 1973, Francis Ford Coppola wrote Marlon Brando a letter, urging the eccentric icon to return for The Godfather, Part II.

The Late Movies: Twin Peaks Parodies

Erica Palan

Yesterday’s post about a never-made video game based off cult-classic Twin Peaks had me thinking about Agent Cooper, Laura Palmer, Bob, the Log Lady and the rest of cast of David Lynch’s TV drama.

Who Cleans Up After Seeing Eye Dogs?

Matt Soniak

Dog turds are stealth weapons. People with 20/20 vision often fail to notice them until they appear hours later, on the bottom of a shoe.

6 Odd Things Eaten in Japan

David K. Israel

Because it’s surrounded on all sides by water, it makes sense that much of what the Japanese eat comes from the sea.

Quiz: Did Andy Rooney Really Say That?

Jason English

Andy Rooney announced today that Sunday will be his final 60 Minutes commentary. This likely means it's the last time we can trot out this old Andy Rooney quote quiz.

Brainworks: Explaining Optical Illusions and Other Mental Tricks

Jason English

Back during the summer, an early copy of Brainworks showed up in our office.

Glory Day: Lancaster's Brief Stint as Our Nation's Capital

Ethan Trex

On this date in 1777—and only this date—the capital of the U.S. was in the heart of Amish Country.

(Some) Dead Sea Scrolls Available Online

Chris Higgins

It was bound to happen: you can now access the Dead Sea Scrolls online. Well, some of them.

Brain Game: Single Letters

The mentalfloss.com Brain Game presents: Tuesday Test Time. Of all the chemical elements, exactly 14 have a one-letter chemical symbol. Each single-letter symbol is given in the list below.

Morning Cup of Links: Top 10 Books Lost to Time

Brian Abrams

To honor the life of Doritos creator Arch West, who died yesterday in Dallas at the age of 97 (R.I.P.), here are 17 adorable animals enjoying his artificially flavorful snack. * Physicists shock the

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