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14 Behind The Scenes Photos

David K. Israel

Filmmaking pre CGI was quite a different endeavor—one that often required giant sets and miniatures and old-school rigged effects. Think you know Hollywood productions?

Are "Learning Styles" Backed By Scientific Evidence?

Chris Higgins

When I was in sixth grade, a psychologist came into my English class and gave us a "learning styles" test.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Drunken Moose Hides Swing Set in Tree A family in Storebro, Sweden arrived home one night to find evidence of a wildlife party.

The Truth About McHotDogs

Dan Lewis

"There's no telling what's inside a hot dog's skin," said Ray Kroc, "and our standard of quality just wouldn't permit that kind of item."

Brain Game: State Eight

At last, Free-for-all Friday is upon us. Good luck with today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game. What specific trait do the names of these eight U.S.

Morning Cup of Links: Chuck Testa

Miss Cellania

We've learned from recent research that the human brain undergoes immense changes during the teen years, which are often not finished until the mid-20s.

The Late Movies - Guess The Theme XXI

Mark Arminio

Welcome Thursday night _flossers! It's time once again for GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common...do you know what it is?

The Starship Enterprise is Made of Poplar

Chris Higgins

Last week marked the 45th anniversary of Star Trek's debut on TV.

How Abraham Lincoln Argued a Murder Trial

Matt Soniak

This week we're running a series of posts by Matt Soniak about Abraham Lincoln's foray into forensic meteorology.

I bet you think this song, er, research is about you...

Meghan Holohan

When young, beautiful Dorian Gray spies himself in the mirror and realizes he will age while his painting remains ageless, he wishes that he could sell his soul to remain beautiful while the painting

7 People Who Prove Their Abilities

Miss Cellania

Every time I write about people who belie the term "disabled" by doing the exact thing they are not supposed to be able to do, I am delighted to run across more stories that prove that point

Smell of Books: A Product I Wish Were Real

Chris Higgins

Oh, how I wish this were real. I would very much buy Smell of Books™, available in five signature fragrances (three of which are shown above).

Building the (Fictional) Car of the Future

Brett Savage

Reading today about the Audi A2 concept car unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto Show provoked an invitingly distracting mid-day thought experiment about cars of the future.

The Missing Person Living in Savannah

Dan Lewis

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Brain Game: 4 = 100?

For Think Thursday here at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game, think of today's puzzle as a numeric cryptogram.

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