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Whatever Happened to Play?

Jason Plautz

When browsing Bill Simmons’ new long-form sports site, Grantland, I found myself wondering two things. First, what is a “Grantland”? And second, didn’t the New York Times try this

Winnie Ille Pu: The Latin Versions of 10 Modern Stories

Andréa Fernandes

Despite its status as a "dead" language, pretty much anything can be translated into Latin. Here are 10 modern classics that might make Latin class more fun. 1. Winnie the

Brain Game: Math Square #79

It's Monday Math Square time once again, so give today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game your best.

Morning Cup of Links: The Ancient Celebrity

Miss Cellania

The Search for Cleopatra.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

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

Unsung Dads of the Animal Kingdom

Kara Kovalchik

There are all types of different “fathers,” from biological dads to adoptive dads to foster dads to father figures. And there are also those unsung patriarchs of the animal kingdom... Their Mane

Dads Catching Foul Balls

Jason English

If you're spending this Father's Day at the ballpark, perhaps you'll catch a ball and earn a spot on next year's list. This dad's my hero. Amazing catch by a Ran

Weekend Links: What Was Your First Concert?

Allison Keene

Here's a manly link for a manly day that may come in handy - how to open a beer with anything. * Put your reading glasses on - this Ultimate Field Guide to Subatomic Particles is one of the bes

Rest in Peace, Clarence Clemons

Erica Palan

Editor's Note: E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons has died of complications from a stroke, CNN reported tonight.

All Roads Lead to D.C.

Stacy Conradt

Though the saying is “All roads lead to Rome,” if Washington D.C.

Weekend Links: Where Your Discarded Gum Goes

Allison Keene

Ah, the joy of math.

The Late Movies: Sesame Street International Part 2

Miss Cellania

Last week we saw eight clips from international versions of Sesame Street. Here are eight more from different nations! Brazil Vila Sesamo!

10 Cultural Giants Who Died Coinless

Allison Keene

The notion of the starving artist is nothing new, and whether it was because they toiled in obscurity, were swindled or the victims of financial mismanagement, some of the most famous contributors to

The Number of the Day: 100

Colin Patrick

Gillette has created what they believe to be the world’s smallest advertisements.

Awesome People Doing Awesome Things

Jill Harness

One of the biggest new blogs sweeping the net is Awesome People Hanging Out Together. The site includes everyone from Nelson Mandela hanging out with Steven Hawking to William S.

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