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What Do Olympians Eat? 5 Crazy Training Diets

Danny Groner

Back in 2008, during the Beijing Olympics, we were regaled with stories about the monstrous 12,000 calorie daily diet that American swimming sensation Michael Phelps consumed while gearing up for the

Dietribes: Apricots

Allison Keene

• Apricots originated in China more than 4,000 years ago. The fruit made its way through the Persian Empire and through the Mediterranean where they became a staple.

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Andréa Fernandes

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Brain Game: Off the Deck

Enjoy a new word ladder puzzle as today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge: By changing one letter in each step to form English words, and leaving all other letters in t

Morning Cup of Links: Unusual Punishment

Miss Cellania

The Supreme Court is expected to announce their ruling on the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) on Thursday.

The Late Movies: Coney Island Soundtrack

Erica Palan

On this date in 1927, the historic Cyclone roller coaster opened at Coney Island. (You could ride it for 25 cents back then.

The Missing Links: It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I'm Making Money)

Colin Patrick

The (End of the) World Economy Is Booming The world will end sometime. So you might as well make some money off of the apocalypse while you can.

The Early Jobs of 24 Famous Writers

Adrienne Crezo

Everyone knows that Stephen King was a janitor and Ransom Riggs shared creepy old photos on mentalfloss.com. What did some other famous writers do before their big breaks?

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Andréa Fernandes

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Inside Aaron Sorkin's Brain

Chris Higgins

Aaron Sorkin is a fantastic writer of dialogue -- as long as you're okay with listening to Aaron Sorkin talking to Aaron Sorkin through the voices of miscellaneous actors.

10 Envy-inducing Video Game Bathrooms

Miss Cellania

The stereotype of the serious video gamer living in his parent's basement, sitting in the dark covered in Cheeto dust only covers a small portion of gamers.

Music History #1: "One Night in Bangkok"

Bill DeMain

Editor's Note: This is the big debut of Bill DeMain's new column, where he explores the real historical events that inspired various songs.

Brain Game: Greatest White North

Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Tuesday Test Time challenge concerns America's neighbor to the north, Canada.

Morning Cup of Links: Digital Power People

Miss Cellania

Sunday brought the news that Lonesome George, the very last Pinta Island tortoise, had died.

5 More People Who Accidentally Found a Fortune

Jill Harness

We’ve all found something that we thought might be worth a lot of money. We have not all been fortunate enough to stumble across anything actually worth a fortune.