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6 Amazing Animals That Practically Lived Forever

Kathy Benjamin

Here are six legendary animals that lived a lot longer than most pets.

Dietribes: Maple Syrup

Allison Keene

• It takes four maple trees that are at least 40 years old over six weeks to produce 35 to 40 gallons of maple sap, which equates to one gallon of maple syrup (which sells for about $50). • So what

10 Dirty Pictures

David K. Israel

He takes "wash me" to a whole new level.

Lectures for a New Year: The Divided Brain

Chris Higgins

In this eleven-minute animation, psychiatrist Iain McGilchrist explains how our notion of the hemispheres of the brain being ultra-separate is a drastic oversimplification, and has had consequences fo

Brain Game: Which Word?

Here's a new Wednesday Wordplay puzzle for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game.

Morning Cup of Links: Oscar Time

Miss Cellania

And the nominations for the 84th annual Academy Awards are...

26 Life-Size Versions of Popular Board Games

Andréa Fernandes

Everyone's favorite board games get a whole lot more fun when they're super-sized.

The Late Movies: Apple's Commercials

Erica Palan

Twenty-eight years ago, the recently departed Steve Jobs unveiled the first Macintosh computer.

Contest: Name Our New Printer!

Jason English

Today a nice gentleman dropped off this spiffy new printer/copier. What it needs is a name. Leave a comment with a name suggestion and we'll pick our favorite on Thursday.

Is Your Name to Blame for All Your Problems?

Meghan Holohan

Name tag image via Shutterstock As Juliet bemoans the grudge her family has against Romeo's based on their names, she says, "What's in a name?

Mitt Romney Doesn't Have George Washington Money

Haley Sweetland Edwards

© Rick Friedman/Corbis After weathering several weeks of pressure from his Republican rivals, Mitt Romney released his tax returns early this morning, revealing that he made $45 million over 2010 a

Crafty is WAY Cool

David K. Israel

Allison Hoffman crochets amazing, miniature replicas of celebs and common folk alike and writes about them on her blog, CraftyisCool.

Extraterrestrials and Cows

Miss Cellania

For quite some time now, we've known that UFOs tend to whisk away people and return them to Earth with amazing stories. But there are plenty of stories of aliens abducting cows.

Lectures for a New Year: We are Empathic Monkeys

Chris Higgins

In this RSA Animate presentation, economist Jeremy Rifkin discusses emerging research on empathy. It's a fast-paced, smart talk -- and it deals with the core question what is empathy?

Brain Game: Nation-L

A world map or globe might help you solve today's Tuesday Test Time challenge, but it'll still take some looking around to gather all five answers for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game

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