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The Late Movies: Happy Birthday!

Andréa Fernandes

Today I'm celebrating my 25th birthday. Although a Neil Diamond concert sent my mom into labor with me, I don't possess much musical talent.

Symphony of Science: The Quantum World!

Chris Higgins

Featuring Morgan Freeman, Stephen Hawking, Michio Kaku, Brian Cox, Richard Feynman, and Frank Close, the latest installment of the Symphony of Science is educational and fun -- it's about quantum

Haiku Trivia Contest Winners!

Andréa Fernandes

On September 2nd, we asked for readers to tell us amazing facts, in haiku form. After sifting through some 200+ haiku, we've narrowed it down to one winner and two runners-up.

Words used incorrectly: Alas

David K. Israel

It never ceases to amaze me how many people (smart people, mind you) don’t know the meaning of the word alas.

People in Order

Chris Higgins

People in Order is a series of four short films in which regular people are portrayed in some sort of order; for example, in the Age film, people from ages 1 to 100 are shown hitting a snare drum.

10 Actors' Dramatic Departures from Popular Shows

Kara Kovalchik

As the season premiere of Two and a Half Men edges closer, many fans are alternately waiting to see how the addition of Ashton Kutcher to the cast will change the show while simultaneously shaking the

The Palladium Credit Card

Dan Lewis

Dan Lewis runs the popular daily newsletter Now I Know (“Learn Something New Every Day, By Email”). To subscribe to his daily email, click here. Plastic.

Brain Game: Math Square #89

Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game: a brand new Monday Math Square. Good luck! The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9.

Morning Cup of Links: Parrot Panic

Miss Cellania

The Parrot Panic of 1930. Psittacosis spread faster by journalism than it ever did by infection.

The Weekend Links: Kid History

Allison Keene

Today is the 10-year anniversary of the attacks of 9-11 in the U.S., and the LIFE galleries are displaying some of the most powerful photos from that day, as well as a number of other related gallerie

11 Other Big Events That Also Occurred on September 11th

Matthew Hickman

Even before the tragic attacks of 2001, some pretty noteworthy events had occurred on September 11th.

September 11th and the Hospitable People of Gander, Newfoundland

Ethan Trex

In the immediate aftermath of the September 11th attacks, our Canadian neighbors sprang into action to help clear American airspace of any other potentially dangerous flights.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you missed: 1. 40 Behind the Scenes Star Wars Photos, by David K. Israel * 2.

The Weekend Links: The Real-Life Iron Man Suit

Allison Keene

The Apollo 18 mission may be Hollywood fabrication, but how close is it to having actually been truth?

The Absurdities of Encyclopedia Brown

Miss Kathleen

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

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