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Morning Cup of Links: Computer Filth

Miss Cellania

In most societies, men are more competitive than women.

Pre-Thanksgiving Sale: 15% Off All Orders!

Mangesh & Jason

Until 11:59pm Eastern Time tonight, everything in the mental_floss store is 15% off.

The Nautical Roots of 8 Common Phrases

the mag

by Mark S. LongoThe Vikings, Columbus, the Pilgrims "¦ they all arrived here by ship. So it stands to reason that some of the phrases we use today were born on the high seas.

This Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

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

The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

Every year it's something - Tickle Me Elmo, Trolls, Nintendos - the "must have" toy of the season. Check out this list of the best selling Christmas toys from the last 50 years.

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

5 Times MC Hammer Changed History

Jason Plautz

MC Hammer (aka Stanley Kirk Burrell) isn't just the hip-hop superstar behind "U Can't Touch This" and "Pump it Up." He's an influential figure, touching big events

Seinfeld: Kramer Enters Over and Over

Chris Higgins

Here's a bit of Friday silliness for you. Below is a "supercut" of a bunch of Kramer's entrances on Seinfeld.

The Gigantic Robot

Jill Harness

If you're looking for a good book that won't take a lot of time to read, but you'll want to hold onto for a while, consider The Gigantic Robot by Tom Gauld.

Strange Geographies: Portugal's Bone Chapel

Ransom Riggs

I spent a few weeks in Portugal during the spring of 2006, and one of the most striking things about its many churches and chapels and religious monuments was, well, how dark they were.

Friday Happy Hour: Design Your Own Theme Restaurant

Jason English

Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want. Very casual.

5 (Happy Little) Things You Didn't Know About Bob Ross

Ethan Trex

Let's take a look at five things you might not know about the man who brought us so many happy trees.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Alfie the Canine Arsonist A hungry dog in Llanfairfechan, Wales set fire to a home and caused £6,000 in damage.

Watercooler Ammo, 140 Characters at a Time

Jason English

Time for our weekly reminder of the mental_floss Twitter account's existence.

Brain Game: The Globe

Thanks for joining us for today's Brain Game. By removing one letter in each turn and rearranging the remaining letters (if necessary) to form new words each time, reduce the word SPHERICAL al

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