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From Math Theorems to New Species: 5 Things You Can Name After Someone

Jill Harness

Are you looking for a gift for the person who has everything (or who never seems to want anything)? Have you considered a new math theorem? 1. A New Math

20 Tweets Illustrated by Twaggies

David K. Israel

My LLC, twaggies.com, just published its 500th crowd-sourced, illustrated tweet! To celebrate, here's twenty Twaggies I thought you guys would enjoy! 1.

"Twin Peaks" as an Atari Game

Chris Higgins

Have you ever wondered what a Twin Peaks video game would look like? Apparently there were plans for a Nintendo game that never made it off the ground.

Brain Game: Math Square #91

Get your grey matter in shape for the week with today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game, a brand new Monday Math Square.

Morning Cup of Links: Chevy Chase as Indiana Jones?

Brian Abrams

Mail-order jet packs, build-your-own phonograph, and 11 more do-it-yourself kits (and their advertisements) that took some healthy stabs at American consumerism over the years. * Ready for an eye-po

Introducing the Average Font

Colin Patrick

Let the internet font wars be over. Let us no longer debate the merits of Arial or Tahoma or (gasp!) Comic Sans.

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. 9 Famous People Who Started as Disney Park Characters, by Stacy

Will the Real Nucky Thompson Please Stand Up?

Stacy Conradt

If imitation is really the sincerest form of flattery, Nucky Johnson should be pleased as punch. If he hadn’t died 43 years ago, I mean. That’s right - Nucky Johnson.

Weekend Links: Flying Over the Earth With The Greatest Of Ease

Allison Keene

From reader Addison, a good ole fashioned game suggestion, with pics! "My friends and I have been getting together for game nights almost every week for the last six years.

Weekend Links: Jim Henson Turns 75

Allison Keene

Jim Henson was born 75 years ago today! Google is celebrating with a Muppet doodle.

The Late Movies: Starfish

Miss Cellania

Starfish are also called sea stars these days, as they are not fish. Of course, they aren't stars, either. But they sure perform nicely for a camera!

What Was Nixon's "Checkers Speech"?

Matt Soniak

Fifty-nine years ago today, Republican VP candidate Richard Nixon went on TV to give what's known as the "Checkers Speech." Why does a speech named after a dog live on in our cultural s

The Time Notre Dame Played the New York Giants (for the Unemployed!)

Ethan Trex

"Knute Rockne's Notre Dame all-stars arrived in New York for their battle with the New York Giants pro team in a charity grid battle.

9 Famous People Who Started as Disney Park Characters

Stacy Conradt

A couple of years ago, I did a post on celebrities who got their first tastes of the entertainment biz by working at one of the Disney Parks, whether they did tricks at the Magic Shop (Steve Martin) o

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