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The Golden Lobe Awards!

Jason English

by Maggie Koerth-Baker, Ethan Trex, Jenny Drapkin, and Mangesh Hattikudur Forget the Nobel Prize, the Fields Medal, the Grammys, the Emmys and the Oscars.

Fast Food Chain Introduces Braille Burgers

Jill Harness

January is National Braille Literacy Month, which is the perfect time for South African burger chain Wimpy to introduce their new braille menus.

Green Bay's Plan to Thwart the Giants in 2008

Jason English

© Tomasso DeRosa/Corbis Before today, the last time the Giants and Packers met in the playoffs was the NFC Championship Game in January 2008.

Weekend Links: Meeting Silverback Gorillas

Allison Keene

From my friend Martha, a video that has been blowing up this week that is a must-see of the highest sort: meeting Silverback Gorillas (or as a YouTube commenter so aptly put it, "a bored gorilla

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

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

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David K. Israel

Name tag image via Shutterstock Enacted in 1982, the Naming law in Sweden was originally created to prevent non-noble families from giving their children noble names, but a few changes to the law h

The Capitol Building Could Have Had a Giant Chicken On Top

Mangesh Hattikudur

Jason, Stephanie, Ethan and I put out a daily newsletter called Watercooler Ammo. This weekend we'll be sharing a few recent editions.

Lectures for a New Year: Second Week in Review

Chris Higgins

For the month of January I'm bringing you a great lecture every weekday. This week we covered science, math, space, and physics...in what's hopefully a fun way.

Weekend Links: Cracking An Egg 100 Feet Underwater

Allison Keene

I hope you all survived yesterday without incident!

These Jell-O Salad Ads Are Amazing

Mangesh Hattikudur

Jason, Stephanie, Ethan and I put out a daily newsletter called Watercooler Ammo. This weekend we'll be sharing a few recent editions.

The Late Movies: Tom Jones and...

Miss Cellania

Welsh singer Tom Jones seems to keep going and going and going.

Watercooler Ammo: So She Asked FDR to Cure Her Hiccups

Jason English

Mangesh, Stephanie, Ethan and I put out a daily newsletter called Watercooler Ammo. This weekend I'll be sharing a few recent editions.

13 Bizarre Animal Warning Signs

David K. Israel

It's Friday the 13th! Be afraid... especially of the following 13 animal warning signs. Have a favorite? Let us know in the comments below.

Lectures for a New Year: 2011 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate (The Theory of Everything)

Chris Higgins

Time for some fairly deep physics -- strap yourselves in!

11 Lesser-Known 2012 Presidential Candidates

Adrienne Crezo

If you haven't fallen in love with any of this year's candidates, don't worry. Obama, Romney, Paul and company aren't your only options.

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