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Brain Game: Math Square #92

Thanks for beginning your workweek with today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game, a new Monday Math Square.

The Dick Van Dyke Show Turns 50

Eddie Deezen

On October 3, 1961—50 years ago today—The Dick Van Dyke Show first aired on

 Morning Cup of Links: Electric Flying Carpet

Miss Cellania

Graduate student Noah Jafferis built a magic flying carpet using SCIENCE!

Tiny Worlds Trapped in Bubbles

Jill Harness

Photo credit: Tom Storm In 2006, photographer Tom Storm accidentally captured a row of shops in the reflection of a bubble when he visited Galway, Ireland.

3 Arrested Development Quizzes to Celebrate The Bluth Family's (Possible?) Return

Jason English

Unless they're all just messing with us (entirely possible), it sounds like that Arrested Development movie might actually happen.

The Star Trek Theme Song Has Lyrics

Eddie Deezen

The Star Trek theme song is familiar to pretty much anyone who lived in the free world (and probably elsewhere, too) in the late 20th century. Do you know the words?

Weekend Links: Is Real-Life Moneyball Overrated?

Allison Keene

Is the concept behind Moneyball all it's cracked up to be?

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: What TV Characters Might Earn in the Real World

Allison Keene

In the world television, salaries are no object. How could semi-unemployed people afford huge New York City loft spaces, after all?

55 Two-Letter Combinations That Actually Count in 'Words With Friends'

Jamie Spatola

"THAT's a word?" If you play Words With Friends and are frequently demoralized by opponents scoring very big points using very small words, this list will help you up your game.

Yelp Reviews For Places You Can't (or shouldn't) Go

Jason Plautz

With its user-generated reviews and recommendations, Yelp can be great for trying to find a fun spot for dinner.

Stopping Poachers With Poison and Pink Dye

Jill Harness

While efforts are continually made to stop poachers of endangered species, the reality is that many of these hunters are desperate people.

13 Works of Art Made in Rice Fields

David K. Israel

This is why we love you, Internet! My post on odd foods eaten in Japan that I published earlier this week led me to these gorgeous photos of artworks created in Japanese rice fields.

At the Libraries: Are Maurice Sendak's Books Too Scary?

Miss Kathleen

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.

Whatever Happened to Lassie (and 8 Other Showbiz Dogs)?

Stacy Conradt

Good news, dog lovers and Potterheads: the dog that played Sirius Black’s animal form in the HP movies is up for adoption.

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