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Morning Cup of Links: Life Plans

Miss Cellania

The History of Tequila. We wouldn't have the liquor today if Spain hadn't used a shortcut for importing goods from the Philippines. (via TYWKIWDBI) * 9 Road Signs For Your Life.

The Quick 10: The New York Public Library Turns 100!

Stacy Conradt

Happy Birthday to one of the best places in the world to curl up with a good book: the New York Public Library.

The Late Movies: Weirdo How-Tos

Ransom Riggs

Our DIY friends over at Boingboing have an amazing, years-deep archive of how-to-make-stuff posts, which include a great many videos.

Giant Panda Facts!

Kara Kovalchik

Ming Ming, the world's oldest panda in captivity, passed away on May 7, 2011, at China's Panyu Xiangjiang Wild Animal World.

4 Crimes That Inspired Law & Order Episodes

Jill Harness

Truth is stranger than fiction, and one place that becomes very clear is in Law & Order episodes that were ripped from the headlines.

Hamilton's Dueling History, a Haunted Bar and the Bank That Owns the Pistols: Your Guide to the Hamilton-Burr Duel

Leah Welborn

Image courtesy of Bill Coughlin/The Historical Marker Database So, you want to impress your friends with your extensive knowledge of the Hamilton-Burr duel.

The Weirdest Trees Ever

Jill Harness

What's so interesting about this mass of bushes? Well, not much...other than the fact that it's not a mass of bushes— it's actually one giant cashew tree.

Epic Sci-Fi Trivia Battle

Ransom Riggs

The Adult Swim pilot Welcome to Eltingville didn't get picked up to be a full-fledged show, but if this snippet is any indication, it would've been a scream.

Brain Game: Math Square #75

Please enjoy today's Brain Game, the Monday Math Square. Lots of division signs on this one, meaning it could be very easy (or very tough). There's only one way to find out which.

Portuguese Translations of Judd Apatow Movie Titles

Colin Patrick

Previously, Miss Cellania shared a link about the humorous mishaps that often ensue when American films are sent to audiences around the world. If you’re a Judd Apatow fan, you’ll especially apprec

Morning Cup of Links: Popcorn and Cheese

Miss Cellania

How to spot a psychopath. The danger is that when you start to look, you may see monsters everywhere.

Weekend Links: Cloverfield Monster or Garbage Bag?

Allison Keene

From Jan, a pretty cool if abstract movie quiz. Guess the film (there are 50 of them) from a collage of 3 subject-related photographs.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

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

Weekend Links: A Firework, a Comet and a Bolt of Lightning Walked In ...

Allison Keene

Have you ever tried to count the stars?

The CIA Plan to Use Cats as Spies (and the Taxi That Ruined It)

Matt Soniak

© JASON REED/Reuters/Corbis The Internet has been going nuts over the news that a dog was among the elite commandos who raided Osama bin Laden’s compound and killed him.

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