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When Did Americans Lose Their British Accents?

Matt Soniak

Readers Nick and Riela have both written to ask how and when English colonists in America lost their British accents and how American accents came about.

Callin' Oates

David K. Israel

In dire need of some "Maneater" or maybe just bored out of your skull? Try dialing: Callin' Oates 719-26-OATES (719-266-2837)!

A First-Person Elevator Simulator (FINALLY)

Chris Higgins

What's the best setting for drama, awkwardness, and first-person online video games? Yes, an elevator.

Do Presidential Candidates Always Release Their Tax Returns? (Also: A Photo of Mitt Romney Holding Dino Flintstone)

Haley Sweetland Edwards

Unrelated image of Mitt Romney holding Dino Flintstone via Rick Friedman/Corbis During the GOP debate last night in South Carolina, Mitt Romney was asked yet again if he intended to make his tax re

The "L.L." in L.L. Bean Stands for Leon Leonwood

Jason English

If seeing a Bootmobile in person is on your bucket list and you can get to Times Square by tomorrow afternoon, you're in luck. To celebrate L.L.

6 Notable Pop Culture-themed Weddings

Miss Cellania

A wedding is a celebration of the joining of two people who share love, life, and common interests.

Lectures for a New Year: Turning Squares into Diamonds

Chris Higgins

Today, a lecture that's funny and a bit geeky around the edges. In this talk, adman Rory Sutherland tells a series of funny anecdotes about history, advertising, and the perception of value.

Brain Game: Vowels in Space!

Looking into the sky may not help you solve today's Tuesday Test Time challenge for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game, but that's where you'll find the answer.

Morning Cup of Links: Hello?

Miss Cellania

How Consumption Makes Us Sad. Things eventually just take up room in our homes instead of in our hearts. * The most insane surf footage you’ll ever see was recorded in Tahiti on August 27th.

Morgan Freeman Shilling for Listerine

Colin Patrick

Last night at the Golden Globes, Morgan Freeman received the Cecil B.

9 Really Old Photos of Very Serious Children Posing With Toys

David K. Israel

The Musée McCord has a Flickr account with some fantastic images in the public domain, including these 1860s vintage shots of children posing with their toys.

Lectures for a New Year: How to Enjoy Classical Music

Chris Higgins

Benjamin Zander is the conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, and a hell of a speaker.

Brain Game: Math Square #105

Get ready for the next entry in our long-running series of Monday Math Squares for the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.

Morning Cup of Links: Zombie Apocalypse

Miss Cellania

Stephen Colbert gave his Super-PAC away and announced he is running for office.

Girl Scouts Fight for Their Right to Pee Outdoors

Jill Harness

If you're in Ohio and can't live without Thin Mints, you'd better give the Ohio Girl Scout Council a call and demand they leave their existing camping sites open to the troops.

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