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Where Did Groundhog Day Come From?

Miss Cellania

ARCHIE CARPENTER/UPI /LandovPunxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this morning, which apparently means there's six more weeks of winter.

Brain Game: 22 Coins

Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge is a math puzzle. It's not that tough, however, so give it a shot. Just please make sure to read the instructions in full.

Morning Cup of Links: The Real Groundhog

Miss Cellania

They're not endangered, they don't chuck wood, and they're not all that great at predicting weather.

The Late Movies: My New Favorite Band, The Milk Carton Kids

Chris Higgins

I came across a band (well, two guys) and I think you should listen to them; they're sort of a mixture of Simon & Garfunkel, the Jayhawks, and Gillian Welch -- in other words, somewhere i

The Roof is Leaking... in a good way

David K. Israel

In most hotels around the world, if water is pouring down from your bathroom ceiling, and you film it and post it on YouTube, you might get a a personal meeting with the GM, a big-time apology, and yo

Brain Game: The Second Month

Happy February! Here's a quick Wednesday Wordplay puzzle for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game.

Morning Cup of Links: Sheep Cyclone

Miss Cellania

What Should Stephen Colbert Do With His $1 Million in Super-PAC Money?

The Late Movies: Classic Super Bowl Commercials

Erica Palan

If you, like me, learned everything you know about football from Friday Night Lights (the TV series, not the movie. Duh.), you probably watch the Super Bowl for the commercials.

Lectures for a New Year: Philip Glass Performs "Mad Rush"

Chris Higgins

In 1979, Philip Glass wrote a solo piano piece called "Mad Rush" (a piece of "indefinite length") in honor of the 14th Dalai Lama's visit to North America.

Our New Printer!

Jason English

After several ballots, we have a winner in last week's Name Our New Printer contest.

Do Little Half and Half Creamers Ever Go Bad?

David K. Israel

So I'm up in Seattle this week, staying at a hotel some blocks from the original Starbucks (which, it turns out, isn't REALLY the original, but rather the second location, which was situated

Brain Game: La Capitale

Some knowledge of the 50 state capitals will go a long way toward solving the Tuesday Test Time challenge for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game. Good luck! What U.S.

Morning Cup of Links: Halftime Kittens

Miss Cellania

Who parks a car better, men or women? A new study suggests what you've known all along. * The annual Animal Planet Puppy Bowl on Superbowl Sunday will feature a kitten halftime show.

11 New Uses for Old Churches

Colin Patrick

With so many churches around the world, it stands to reason that some will end up unused from time to time. But there's no reason to call in the demo crew.

News: Another Lost Jim Henson Robot Film Found!

Chris Higgins

Last week I came across a long-lost film by Jim Henson from 1963. Here's a companion piece featuring Jerry Juhl, Henson's longtime collaborator.

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