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Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

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

Weekend Links: The Strange Beach in a Meadow

Allison Keene

The Guardian put out a fantastic article earlier this week about why our food is making us fat.

10 James Joyce Facts in Honor of Bloomsday

Stacy Conradt

Happy Bloomsday!! If you're not a James Joyce aficionado (or if you don't celebrate obscure holidays), June 16 is the day all of the events in Joyce's Ulysses take place.

Famous Novelists on Symbolism in Their Work and Whether It Was Intentional

Lucas Reilly

In 1963, 16-year-old Bruce McAllister mailed a four-question survey to 150 novelists, asking if they intentionally planted symbolism in their work. Here’s what they had to say.

The Late Movies: Pipe Organ Pop

Miss Cellania

A pipe organ sounds so important, so majestic, so ...big.

What's So Great About Where You Live?

Jason English

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments.

The Missing Links: A Great Dad To-Do List

Colin Patrick

In honor of Father’s Day this Sunday, I’ve put together definitive list of how to be a great dad: 1.

How Aunt Jemima Changed U.S. Trademark Law

Matt Soniak

In the late 19th century, R.T. Davis purchased a struggling milling company that put out a ready-made pancake mix branded with an older, matronly black woman in an apron and kerchief.

In 1921, Babe Ruth Received a French Poodle From a Wounded Veteran

Jason English

Every so often, we find an awesome or bizarre historical stock image and present it here without comment. This is one of those

9 Historic Moments Captured in Cake

Jill Harness

1. Eruption of Mt.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Drunk Party Steals Airplane A Soviet-era Antonov-2 plane is missing from the Serov aerodrome near Yekaterinburg, Russia.

Meet the Parents: 11 Dads of Famous Juniors

Ethan Trex

Let's get ready for Father's Day by taking a look at some dads who gave famous people a giant gift: their names. Here are the seniors behind a slew of well-known Juniors. 1.

Brain Game: What a Difference!

Here's a new mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-all Friday challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Dashcam Disasters

Miss Cellania

As Fathers Day approaches, a man writes a letter to his future child.

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 58

Mark Arminio

It's Thursday, it's late, it's time once again for the game that's sweeping the mental_floss nation: GUESS THE THEME. All the clips below have something in common.