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Remembering Carl Sagan

Chris Higgins

Carl Sagan passed away 15 years ago today.

7 Quirky Review Web Sites

David K. Israel

If you look closely into the Interwebz, with a microscope, you'll find tiny villages of quirky sites run by even quirkier people who are passionate about the darndest things and have loads of fre

10 Strange and Wonderful 2012 Calendars

Miss Cellania

If you're going to look at the same thing every day for an entire year, you should make it something attractive, meaningful, or worth a laugh.

Brain Game: Hockeyball

Time to face-off with a mentalfloss.com Brain Game Tuesday Test Time challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Kim's Family

Miss Cellania

Inside Northampton State Lunatic Asylum. A once-beautiful yet frightening facility is now an abandoned ruin. * 26 Of The Best Of The Worst Family Holiday Cards.

The Late Movies: Kim Jong Il's Monster Movie

Andréa Fernandes

Early this morning, we republished a 2006 article from the magazine about the time Kim Jong Il kidnapped a South Korean director and his ex-wife and forced them to make movies in the North (and to rem

Deviled Egg Nog Mixmas

David K. Israel

If you got the bah-humbugs, "Deviled Egg Nog Mixmas," by djcostik will get you in the right mood!

5 Animals Playing Video Games

Chris Higgins

To make your Monday complete, I present you with a variety of videos featuring animals playing video games, along with analysis of whether they are good at the games. BEHOLD: 1.

On Presidents and Life Expectancy

Meghan Holohan

In September 1919, President Woodrow Wilson embarked on a cross-country tour to gain support for the Treaty of Versailles and his League of Nations.

Twaggies on GoComics

David K. Israel

Excuse the shameless self-promotion folks, but once in a while we can be self-congratulatory, can't we?

Brain Game: Math Square #102

APOLOGIES: I made an error in the first Math Square today. This is a revised version that fixes the mistake.

Morning Cup of Links: Evil Santa

Miss Cellania

A series on autism starts by asking whether it is more prevalent today or just more likely to be diagnosed. There are links to the other articles in this thoughtful series.

Kim Jong Il, the Director He Kidnapped, and the Awful Godzilla Film They Made Together

the mag

When your work hits a wall, it’s natural to seek new inspiration. The less natural inclination? Kidnap foreign talent and force creativity out of them at gunpoint.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

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

Why 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' Almost Never Aired

Kara Kovalchik

For some people, the Christmas season doesn't officially start until A Charlie Brown Christmas is on.