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Thomas Edison's Eccentric Job Interview Questions: A Cheat Sheet

Maggie Ryan Sandford

Thomas Edison had an encyclopedic memory, and by the early 1920s, he had become increasingly frustrated by the fact that college graduates applying to work for him didn’t have a wealth of knowledge co

The Late Movies: PS22 Kids Sing the Hits

Chris Higgins

The Public School 22 Chorus is a delight -- a choir of fifth graders who sing their hearts out.

If the Cops Mistakenly Kick Down Your Door, Who Pays for the Damage?

Ethan Trex

If the authorities knock down your door while following procedure to catch you in some nefarious act, you’ll be paying for your own door-fixing contractor.

3,117 Coins Stacked on One Dime

Chris Higgins

Got nerves of steel, thousands of coins, and seven hours to kill? No? How about four minutes and a web browser? Okay, perfect.

Why Are Unidentified People Called John or Jane Doe?

Matt Soniak

From the courts to the morgue, if the government doesn’t know someone’s name or wants to withhold it, they give them one of these as a placeholder.

12 Beautiful Works of Tape Art

David K. Israel

Artist Rebecca Ward constructs fun works of art that redefine the architectural space she's working in.

Brain Game: Short Spell #7

It's time for a new Wednesday Wordplay challenge here at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game. Good luck! ONE of the four words in the following list is misspelled.

Morning Cup of Links: The MRI Love Game

Miss Cellania

Can your feelings of love show up on an MRI scan? You betcha, especially if those emotions are made into a competition. * Whitney Houston's Road to Ruin.

From Curing Dandruff to Finding You a Husband: 11 Amazing Benefits of Listerine

Stacy Conradt

Is there anything Listerine can't do?

Things Crashing Into Libraries

Miss Kathleen

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.

The Late Movies: Watch Six People Get Their Hearts Ripped Out

Erica Palan

Happy Valentine’s Day, _flossers. Instead of the usual roundup of love songs (or worse: breakup songs), I thought we’d get a little gory this year.

"Tweet Me," "Mommy Issues" and More Offbeat Valentine's Day Candy Hearts

Stacy Conradt

If you're a fan of chalky candy (I am!), you've probably noticed that Necco's Sweethearts Conversation Hearts have gotten a bit of an overhaul in the past couple of years.

Mr. Happy Man Loves You

Chris Higgins

Looking for a feel-good way to start your Valentine's Day? Check out Mr.

12 Ways to Give Your Heart

Miss Cellania

When you really want to symbolize giving your heart to someone you love, you might want to make it as realistic as you can.

How Hollywood Says "I Love You"

David K. Israel

My friend Matt Belinkie put together this stupendous, big ol' mashup of 95 declarations of love.

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