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Strobe Lights & Water Drops

Chris Higgins

Today's trippy science videos: strobe lights affecting water drops.

The Last Best Ghost Town: Bodie, California

Ransom Riggs

There are a thousand ghost towns spread across the western United States -- a whole constellation of loss and ruin -- but most are little more than foundations, or at best a few tumbledown shacks, or

We Want Your Halloween Photos

Jason English

As I mentioned in last week's newsletter, some of my favorite posts are the galleries of reader-submitted pictures, such as Our Readers & Their Famous Friends and Nerdy Childhood Photos.

9 Famous College Dropouts

David K. Israel

Conventional wisdom tells us that a college degree will get you much further than only a high school diploma.

Gyrowheel

Miss Cellania

A new product for kids' bikes that will replace training wheels? I'm on that! Training wheels are a pain. They don't corner well. They bend and break when

Do Volunteer Work, Go To Disneyland

Jill Harness

This year Disney has been letting everyone into their parks for free on their birthday, but next year's Give A Day, Get A Disney Day promotion is even cooler: donate a day of your time to a volun

Brain Game: A Half-Inning

Here in metro Detroit, the joy of our NFL team actually winning a game last week has been tempered this week by the collapse of our AL team.

Morning Cup of Links: High Anxiety

Miss Cellania

Understanding the Anxious Mind. Those who realize they are born worriers can learn to deal with anxiety in their own way. * 7 Secrets Only Two Living People Know (For Some Reason).

10 Memorable Presidential Campaign Slogans

the mag

By Brendan Spiegel While today's presidential slogans are mostly indistinguishable combinations of the words "America," "leader," and "change," that certainly

Enter the Chamber of Horrors: Madame Tussaud

Andréa Fernandes

The subject of our final post for our week of women is Marie Grosholtz (1761-1850), although you probably know her as Madame Tussaud.

The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

Nicole has made my week by finding this amazing HuffPo article on ... crazy pregnancies! Step right up to see the 19 pound baby! Black and white twins! The oldest woman to give birth!

This Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

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

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

The Quick 9: Nine Wicked Facts

Stacy Conradt

I'm, oh, five years behind the rest of the world, but I finally saw Wicked. It was, as promised, awesome. Even my husband liked it (although he still wonders why they have to sing everything).

Hammer and Feather Drop on the Moon

Chris Higgins

In 1971, astronaut David Scott conducted Galileo's famous hammer/feather drop experiment on the moon, during the Apollo 15 mission.

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