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7 Historic Hollywood Landmarks

David K. Israel

Whether it's Grauman's Chinese Theater or that iconic nine letter sign, Hollywood is rife with historical landmarks.

Inflatable Seat Belts

Miss Cellania

Old curmudgeons like me like to talk about how much freedom children had when we were young.

Brain Game: Two of 26

The list of the world's independent nations (or "sovereign states," if you'd rather) includes 193 countries.

Morning Cup of Links: The Tin Horse Highway

Miss Cellania

A profile of Sgt. Kimberly Denise Munley, the hero of the Ft. Hood shooting. "She had the training; she knew what to do.

5 Country Stars Who Got Fried in the Food Business

the mag

By Bill DeMain 1. Minnie Pearl's Fried

New T-Shirts Are In! (To Celebrate, All Shirts Are $14.90)

Mangesh & Jason

We're proud to announce four new additions to the mental_floss line: Scuba Diving: Keep Your Friends Close and Anemones Closer * Ambiguity: What Happens in Vagueness Stays in Vagueness *

This Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

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

Toilet Paper History: How America Convinced the World to Wipe

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Since the dawn of time, people have found nifty ways to clean up after the bathroom act. But the idea of a commercial product designed solely to wipe one's bum?

The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

From the Annals of Too Much Time: An incredible movie mashup that creates a song (that rhymes! with a beat!) from bits of dialogue spanning TV and movies from the '20s onward.

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

The Quick 10: 10 of the Best Books of 2009

Stacy Conradt

I hate the end of Daylight Saving Time.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Pat Sajak

Ethan Trex

He'll sell you a vowel or sympathize when you go bankrupt, but how well do you know Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak?

8 Memorable Sesame Street Celebrity Cameos

Joe Hennes

Over 400 celebrities have guest starred on Sesame Street, including actors, musicians, writers, politicians and athletes.

The Mental Floss Trivia Show: Save the Date! (12/6/09)

Jason English

"Probably the most important trivia night that week." —Mangesh

Friday Happy Hour: Unofficial Graduation Requirements & Bizarre Lies

Jason English

Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want. Very casual.

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