America's Pets


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Brain Game: Really, Really Bad Rebus #21

It's Think Thursday here at the mental_floss Brain Game, and time for another Really, Really Bad Rebus.

Morning Cup of Links: Smooth Criminal on the Cello

Colin Patrick

Fans of Star Wars, Sesame Street, and 80’s music should think long and hard before reading 17 Images That Will Ruin Your Childhood. * Speaking of childhood, how much better would everyone feel about

The Late Movies: White People Rapping Poorly

Chris Higgins

The Tumblr White People Rapping Poorly is devoted to cataloging, you guessed it: bad raps by white people. It's off the'all.

How Did You Know? – Day 2 Level 3/Bonus Round

David K. Israel

YES! You can play this challenge/contest without knowing a thing about the weekly hunt! It's sort of a one-off - a stand-alone if you will.

At the Libraries: Are Novelists Ignoring the Internet?

Miss Kathleen

Every week, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there's something fun going on in your local library, leave us a

Attention Anyone Willing To Do Me a Favor...

Jason English

To all loyal _flossers (and also new people who just happened to stumble upon this post): I don't ask you for much,* but today I need to ask a

neatorama presents: HDYK? – {day 2}

David K. Israel

It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt! Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are happy to bring you the next How Did You Know?

Dietribes: Artichokes? Thistle Be Good!

Allison Keene

• The artichoke's history dates back to antiquity. Mythology has it that when Zeus spotted Cynara, a beautiful young mortal, he transformed her into a goddess.

Wearing the Other Team's Colors Can Cost You Your Job

Ethan Trex

© Mark Cowan/Icon SMI/Corbis You’ve probably already heard the story of Chicagoland car dealer John Stone’s abrupt dismissal from his job on Monday.

Xtranormal: Videos Anyone Can Make

Ransom Riggs

Watch this first: I made the video above in about four minutes, for free.

Spider-Man’s 8 Boldest Moments

Mark Juddery

Spider-Man is the most important comic book superhero of the past 50 years – and the main reason is because he’s always been daring.

Incredibly Cool Cave Animals

Jill Harness

Neatorama and Rue The Day have an in-depth two-part series covering the most amazing cave-dwelling creatures, including the olm (pictured). The olm was the first exclusively cave-dwelling animal to

Brain Game: Dallas-Bound

Super Bowl XLV is the source of inspiration behind this week's Wednesday Word Ladder.

Morning Cup of Links: Girl Scout Cookie Copycats

Colin Patrick

Those of you who lament the fact that you can’t get your hands on a Trefoil or Thin Mint or Somoa for most of the year may want to whip up a batch of one of these Girl Scout Cookie copycats. * In ye

The Late Movies: Foul Ball!

Erica Palan

Have you ever caught a foul ball at a baseball game? Even the most casual fans of America’s pastime understand the thrill of seeing a ball heading straight for an outstretched hand.