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Whatever You Think About Mr. Brainwash, He Probably Just Confirmed It

Colin Patrick

Anyone who saw last year’s riveting Oscar-nominated documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop (available to watch instantly through Netflix) will want to check out the Huffington Post Arts article on the

Brain Game: My Dear Watson

Good morning! Here's a brand new Think Thursday challenge for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game.

Morning Cup of Links: Celebrity Neighbors

Miss Cellania

The 7 most newsworthy dogs of 2011. That's a good dog, every one of them. * The best (or at least most memorable) mug shots of 2011.

Elvis Presley: World’s Best Car Buyer

Stacy Conradt

Elvis Presley was known for his generosity, but he didn’t just stop at free show tickets or 500% tips at restaurants.

__________-of-the-Month Clubs: 16 Offbeat Subscription Services

Jill Harness

If you forgot about someone this holiday season and you're scrambling for a belated present, there are always gift-of-the-month clubs.

Dietribes: Walnuts

Allison Keene

• Walnuts may have originated in Persia, but they were used and discussed at length by the Greeks and Romans (particularly by Pliny the Elder).

The Man Who Conlanged "Dothraki" for HBO's "Game of Thrones"

Chris Higgins

David J. Peterson is one of many conlangers: people who invent languages.

YouTube Slam!

David K. Israel

No Christmas vacations at the Google HQ this year, it seems. They've just released a major product called Slam, which pits two random videos against each other.

The Random People Running Sweden's Twitter Account

Jill Harness

Most democratic governments claim to be representatives of their citizens, but few would be so bold as to let a random citizen speak out on behalf of the government.

2011 in Sports: Bud Shaw's Weird Year in Review

Bud Shaw

© Louis Lopez/NewSport/Corbis Denver quarterback Tim Tebow's pastor reportedly said the reason for the Broncos' success in 2011 wasn't luck or teamwork.

Brain Game: A New Expression

Here's a word ladder puzzle for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Dinosaur Romance

Miss Cellania

2012 Economic Outlook: Why Things Are Better Than We Think.

If the GOP Candidates Were Superheroes

David K. Israel

In the above video, Darren Garnick's son Ari asks the GOP presidential candidates which Superhero they'd be if they could pick! The answers are real and very interesting.

14 Gorgeous Kelv-Helmz Cloud Formations

David K. Israel

Kelv-Helmz is short for the Kelvin–Helmholtz instability (after Lord Kelvin and Hermann von Helmholtz). These tremendous cloud formations are the result of shearing winds up at the cloud level.

Brain Game: That's a Lot of Popcorn

See if you can correctly answer today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Tuesday Test Time challenge.

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