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This Machine Solves Rubik's Cubes

Chris Higgins

People of Earth, BEHOLD! I bring you CubeStormer, your new Rubik's Cube-Solving Overlord!

Not-So-Famous Firsts: Entertainment Edition

Kara Kovalchik

From the time that the first humanoids roamed the Earth, one of the basic necessities of life besides food, water and oxygen has always been the ability to entertain oneself.

10 Secrets of the Vatican Exposed

the mag

Our 9th annual '10 Issue' hits newsstands this week. To celebrate, here's an article on the Vatican from last year's edition. By David

Winter Olympics at Home

Miss Cellania

We are just over halfway through the Vancouver Winter Olympics. If watching the events on TV makes you want to try out these sports, there are ways to simulate the feeling without moving to a northern

4 Earnest Instructional Videos

David K. Israel

By my way of thinking, there's nothing funnier than earnest videos that capture a moment in history when we were a little more naïve.

Cool Billboards

Jill Harness

I know I'm not the only one who'd be extremely disturbed after seeing the above ad that was actually used in Germany.

Naps Make You Smarter

Ransom Riggs

I'm a napper. 20, 30 minutes a day -- that's all I need.

Brain Game: Math Square #13

The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9. Each digit should appear only once in this main grid. Two of these numbers are already provided for you.

Morning Cup of Links: Poison Moonshine

Miss Cellania

The little-told story of how the U.S. government poisoned alcohol during Prohibition.

The Weekend Links: Sunday Edition

Allison Keene

For those with a penchant for humor of the grotesque, you may consider picking up the latest Cannibal Weekly ... * Necessity is undoubtedly the mother of the invention of these 4 unusual but useful

Double Trouble: The Two U.S. Olympic Hockey Teams of 1948

Ethan Trex

Have you been watching the Olympic ice hockey tournament and cheering for the American team? Be thankful you haven't been forced to choose which U.S. team to root for.

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: Saturday Edition

Allison Keene

I was really proud of myself for learning how to make a paper crane until I saw this: origami Star Wars ships. * If you enjoy trivia tidbits like our Amazing Fact Generator, you will like these self

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

The Late Movies: Celebrities Reciting the Alphabet on Sesame Street

Erica Palan

If you can read this, thank the gang at Sesame Street.

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