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The Late Movies: Songs About Flying

Erica Palan

On this day in 1906, the Wright brothers were granted U.S. patent number 821,393 for their "Flying-Machine." Me? I'm a terrible flyer.

The Missing Links: How Are These Legal Again?

Colin Patrick

If You’ve Been Hoping To Clone Ronald Reagan, You Might Find This Helpful This seems, as the article says, rather craven. * Memes: Collect the Whole Set These meme trading cards are pretty nif

New Bacteria Could Make You Poop Rainbows

Chris Higgins

In 2009, students at Cambridge University genetically engineered E. coli bacteria, adding DNA sequences in order to create colors visible to the naked eye (standard E. coli does not have a pigment).

A Current Sampling of Niche Blogs

Miss Cellania

You come here to mental_floss for your daily dose of knowledge on a wide variety of topics. Our quizzes and entertainment posts also cover a great range of subjects.

Brain Game: One for Each Finger

You don't have to look beyond the borders of the good old USA to find the answer to today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Tuesday Test Time challenge. Good luck: What do these five U.S.

Morning Cup of Links: Sinking Battleship

Miss Cellania

Is your alma mater on the list of America's 1,000 best high schools?

World War I Centennial: Germany Ramps Up and Albanians Take Up Arms

Erik Sass

Installment #18: Even after the failure of the Haldane Mission and dire warnings from Winston Churchill, there was a slim chance that Germany still might choose the path of moderation and suspend the

The Missing Links: Invasion of the Chickens, A History

Colin Patrick

The Future Is Now Because in the 1960s the future was 50 or more years from then, which could be now. So now is the future for the 1960s.

6 Reasons People Gave Up Their Super Bowl Rings

Scott Allen

Courtesy of SCP Auctions Former New York Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor’s ring from Super Bowl XXV fetched $230,401 in an auction over the weekend.

Ask a Question and Win This Book!

Jason English

I need a favor. On Wednesday — and if it goes well, at least once a month — we're going to chain Matt Soniak to his desk and make him answer 20 Big Questions.* Is there anything you've be

Photos of Yesterday's Solar Eclipse That Won't Damage Your Eyes

Jason English

© Katsuro Okazawa/AFLO/Nippon News/Corbis Ethan warned you yesterday about staring at a solar eclipse.

Brain Game: Math Square #123

Good luck with today's Monday Math Square mentalfloss.com Brain Game challenge! Place the digits 1 through 9 in the white blanks so that the mathematical equations work both across and down.

Morning Cup of Links: 10,000 Voices

Miss Cellania

If you've got some serious spare time, you can hear commencement speeches from Barack Obama, Condoleeza Rice, Ira Glass, and Michael Bloomberg.

Why Do Paper Cuts Hurt So Much?

Matt Soniak

Paper cut image via ShutterstockThere are a couple things at play here, some involving the paper, some involving your skin.For one thing, what part of your body comes in contact with paper the most?

11 Cakes Based on Kids' Books, Movies and TV Shows

Jill Harness

We've looked at cakes inspired by movies and video games. Next up: kids' books and characters! 1 & 2. Alice In