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7 Flowcharts for Fun

Miss Cellania

I find myself drawn to flowcharts whether I understand them or not. Here's

Brain Game: Not Twenty

Enjoy today's Brain Game, and good luck! What's the final number in this sequence? 3, 7, 10, 11, 12, ? Here is the SOLUTION. SOLUTION: 17.

Morning Cup of Links: Faking Death

Miss Cellania

What Does it Take to Really Disappear?

Caption Contest No. 16 Finalists

David K. Israel

click cartoon to enlarge We combed through the nearly 100 entries and selected our favorites for you to cast your vote. So have it, and may the best horse

The Late Movies: Amazing Miniature Worlds

Ransom Riggs

The scenery in these videos may look miniaturized, but it's not -- it's the real world, shot with tilt-shift lenses (or using a post-processing technique that simulates their effect), which

Richard Feynman: "I Can Live With Doubt"

Chris Higgins

Here's a provocative little clip of physicist Richard Feynman talking about uncertainty. What an odd topic, right?

Whatever Happened to the Prince Spaghetti Kid?

Kara Kovalchik

Anthony Martignetti was nine years old when his family emigrated from Italy to the United States in 1966.

The Quick 10: 10 Pirate Myths and Surprises

Stacy Conradt

I was in Chicago for Lollapalooza two weekends ago "“ Armchair Fieldtrip coming soon "“ and, being the nerd that I am, would have been excited about making time to visit the Field Museum no

An Open Letter to the Occupants of a House on the Nintendo Game Paperboy

Jason English

I get a kick out of the 'Open Letters' series on McSweeney's, and I spent a few solid years mastering the GameBoy version of Paperboy.

A Brief History of Braces

In the Beginning

A word to all the pre-teens out there who are suffering through constant taunts of "metalmouth": at least you're in good company.

8 Uses of the @ symbol on Twitter

David K. Israel

Ever wonder how the symbol "˜@' can mean so many different things on Twitter? I did, and spent some time poking around online to find the answers.

The Top Nine Top Ten Lists

Ransom Riggs

I'm sure you've noticed by now -- we enjoy a good list here at mental_floss.

Brain Game: Really, Really Bad Rebus #12

Today's Brain Game is the twelfth in a seemingly endless series of Really, Really Bad Rebus puzzles.

The Gadget Report: UK Folding Plug

Miss Cellania

One thing most of us have in common is that we have tons of electric appliances, equipment, and toys coupled with an inadequate number of outlets.

Morning Cup of Links: Why Don't Humans Have Fur?

Miss Cellania

In America, Crazy Is a Preexisting Condition. If history is any indication, passionate outrage is a political staple. * 10 Must-Dos for the First Week of College.

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