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The Golden Gate Bridge's Accidental Color

Chris Higgins

Architect Irving Morrow designed the Golden Gate Bridge, and he chose its color. The three popular bridge colors of the day -- black, gray, and silver, wouldn't cut it.

What Music Helps You Write?

Ransom Riggs

When I need to write but I'm having trouble concentrating, or transporting myself into that weird twilight head-space that makes me productive, I turn to music.

How to Train Your Goldfish

Scott Allen

Col. Konrad Most, one of the pioneers of modern animal training, began training service dogs while serving in the Royal Prussian Police in 1906.

Lost In Migration

johnlounsbery

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The Quick 10: The Last 10 Words of the 2011 Scripps Spelling Bee

Stacy Conradt

Last week, eighth grader Sukanya Roy of South Abington Township, Pa., clinched one of the longest-running Scripps National Spelling Bees ever by rattling off the correct letters of "Cymotrichous&

Brain Game: Math Square #77

Math Square #77 is the attraction for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game. Good luck! The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9.

Morning Cup of Links: Frankenhorn

Miss Cellania

During the past year, the school bus drove by Rain Price's house after picking him up at the bus stop.

Weekend Links: Cats of War

Allison Keene

This is the pearl of the weekend links for me this go-round: what do you do when your city is on a magazine's DOA list? You fight back!

A Basketball Court Inside a Mountain

Adam Raymond

Weekend Links: The Weird History of Skulls as Decoration

Allison Keene

I visit (lurk?) in a lot of online forums, where I have been exposed to the fantastic world of animated .gifs.

Sketchy Business: The Life of a Courtroom Artist

Matt Soniak

Courtroom sketch artist Shepard (in red) shows one of her drawings of the Martha Stewart trial to a reporter.

The Late Movies: Celebrity Advertising

Miss Cellania

If you aren't a big name (or aren't a big name yet), the easiest way to generate cash for an actor or musician is to do ads. Commercials. Advertising.

Count My Change: We Have a Winner!

Jason English

Update V (Saturday, 10:08am): Ding ding ding! It took 507 guesses, but we finally have a winner! At 3:36am, Kayla correctly picked $5.33.

Leslie Nielsen's Grin-Inducing Grave

Colin Patrick

The comedy world lost a legend last November when Leslie “Don’t Call Me Shirley” Nielsen passed away.

Movies You Weren't Allowed to Watch

Jason English

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.

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