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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.

Do You Own The Space Above Your House?

Matt Soniak

Cuius est solum, eius est usque ad coelum et ad inferos means "whoever owns the soil, it is theirs up to Heaven and down to Hell."

The Missing Links: Things MJ Left Behind

Colin Patrick

Death By Vegetable All that talk about vegetables being good for you and helping you fend off death may be true.

Every Item Inside the Time Capsule Nickelodeon Buried in 1992

Adrienne Crezo

In 1992, Nickelodeon assembled items important to the kids of the day, put them in a big orange time capsule, and buried it in front of Nickelodeon Studios in Universal Studios.

The Tallest Building in Kraków is "Szkieletor," He-Man's Nemesis

Chris Higgins

Photo circa 2008 courtesy of Joanna J., used by Creative Commons license. In 1975, construction began on a high-rise building in the center of Kraków, Poland.

Why is the Retirement Age 65?

Matt Soniak

In the early 1880s, Chancellor Otto Von Bismarck of Germany had a problem. Marxist unrest was spreading across Europe and some of his own countrymen were calling for socialist reforms.

Brain Game: Math Square #127

Today's Monday Math Square mentalfloss.com Brain Game challenge is the first of the summer.