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Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you

A Boy Named Brfxxccxxmnpcccc- lllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116

David K. Israel

Name tag image via Shutterstock Enacted in 1982, the Naming law in Sweden was originally created to prevent non-noble families from giving their children noble names, but a few changes to the law h

The Capitol Building Could Have Had a Giant Chicken On Top

Mangesh Hattikudur

Jason, Stephanie, Ethan and I put out a daily newsletter called Watercooler Ammo. This weekend we'll be sharing a few recent editions.

Lectures for a New Year: Second Week in Review

Chris Higgins

For the month of January I'm bringing you a great lecture every weekday. This week we covered science, math, space, and physics...in what's hopefully a fun way.

Weekend Links: Cracking An Egg 100 Feet Underwater

Allison Keene

I hope you all survived yesterday without incident!

These Jell-O Salad Ads Are Amazing

Mangesh Hattikudur

Jason, Stephanie, Ethan and I put out a daily newsletter called Watercooler Ammo. This weekend we'll be sharing a few recent editions.

The Late Movies: Tom Jones and...

Miss Cellania

Welsh singer Tom Jones seems to keep going and going and going.

Watercooler Ammo: So She Asked FDR to Cure Her Hiccups

Jason English

Mangesh, Stephanie, Ethan and I put out a daily newsletter called Watercooler Ammo. This weekend I'll be sharing a few recent editions.

13 Bizarre Animal Warning Signs

David K. Israel

It's Friday the 13th! Be afraid... especially of the following 13 animal warning signs. Have a favorite? Let us know in the comments below.

Lectures for a New Year: 2011 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate (The Theory of Everything)

Chris Higgins

Time for some fairly deep physics -- strap yourselves in!

11 Lesser-Known 2012 Presidential Candidates

Adrienne Crezo

If you haven't fallen in love with any of this year's candidates, don't worry. Obama, Romney, Paul and company aren't your only options.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Drunk Driver Speeds in Wrong Direction Victims of near-misses say it was a miracle that no one was hurt when a woman drove 18 miles north in the southbound lane of Washington State's I-5 express

Brain Game: Extremely Short Stories

I haven't offered an "open-ended" mentalfloss.com Brain Game in a while now, and this Free-for-all Friday seems like the perfect day to do it.

Morning Cup of Links: Friday the 13th

Miss Cellania

Happy Friday the 13th!

6 CES Technologies Ahead of Their Time

Rob Lammle

For one reason or another, these items weren't a hit at the time, but they've become a part of our daily lives.

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