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The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Pepsi's Scary Defense Ronald Ball of Illinois filed a lawsuit against PepsiCo in 2009, claiming he found a mouse in a can of Mountain Dew after taking a drink.

Brain Game: Unlock This Puzzle

Welcome to a new Friday Free-for-all challenge at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game. Today's puzzle is quick to try, if not to solve.

Morning Cup of Links: Kodak Memories

Miss Cellania

How Many Stephen Colberts Are There?

Go Forth and Share: The Church of Filesharing

Colin Patrick

Keyboard image via Shutterstock Thanks to a recent declaration, residents of Sweden will be able to consider their file sharing habit a form of religious expression.

Get Buried in Space, Get a Tax Break in Virginia

Jill Harness

If you've always wanted to be buried in space and you want to save some money on your taxes, you might want to consider moving to Virginia.

If the Heart Is a Muscle, Why Doesn’t It Get Tired?

Matt Soniak

Heart image via Shutterstock You’re on the weight bench. 18. 19. 20! You couldn’t lift that barbell again if someone had a gun to your head. Your arms and your chest are sizzling with a dull burn.

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 36

Mark Arminio

Welcome to 2012 late night, _flossers! It's time once again for GUESS THE THEME. All the clips below have something in common.

Why Do People Say "Holy Mackerel"?

Stacy Conradt

Stephanie and her curious two-year-old want to know why we sometimes say “Holy Mackerel!” Unfortunately, the answer is about as clear as the tomato sauce Brits like to douse the fish

Why Is Pink Lemonade Pink?

Matt Soniak

Reader Michael Lefebvre asked us on Twitter: "What is the origin of Pink

Is Sebastian from The Little Mermaid a Crab or a Lobster?

Stacy Conradt

Reader Ashley asks: "Is Sebastian from Disney's The Little Mermaid a crab or a

How Involved Was Mitt Romney in the Founding of Staples?

Matt Soniak

Image credit: JONATHAN ERNST/Reuters/Landov In every debate this campaign season, Mitt Romney has been hammered by his Republican rivals for essentially teaching companies how to ship jobs oversea

Do Other Animals Laugh When Tickled?

Matt Soniak

Bizarre Image of Man Tickling Chimp via ShutterstockIn 1897, psychologists established that there are two kinds of tickles.

Does Sitting on a Big Exercise Ball at Your Desk Actually Do Anything?

Matt Soniak

A few years ago, the Swiss ball migrated from the gym to the office en masse.

Robot Pets Cat; Cat is Not Amused

Chris Higgins

You know it's officially The Future when a human-like robot (the NAO) is able to pet (well, brush, actually) a cat via a complex hack involving a treadmill, Kinect, Wii, and Head-Mounted Display

Scrabble's Teacher: Not so bright?

David K. Israel

One of the reasons why I like the Scrabble app better than Words With Friends is that it has that wide-smiling Teacher.

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