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The Silly Things That Terrify You

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.

50 Amazing Pieces of Louis C.K. Fan Art

Hillary Buckholtz

Louis C.K. is one of the Internet's (and maybe America's) most loved comedians.

Happy 20th Birthday, Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan!

Haley Sweetland Edwards

Kristina Postnikova / Shutterstock.com The largest country in Central Asia—it’s as big as all of Western Europe combined—turns 20 years old today, and to celebrate, here’s a list of ten random fact

Brain Game: The Three R's

Here's a new Free-for-all Friday challenge for the mentalfloss.com Brain Game. Good luck! Only THREE world nations have short-form English names that begin with the letter R.

Morning Cup of Links: Taxidermic Squirrels

Brian Abrams

Researchers at the Technical University of Munich have developed kitchen robots that prepare sandwiches. * For $165,000 a month, you can live in the most expensive rental in New York City.

Help a Local Business by Organizing a Cash Mob

Jill Harness

We've all heard of flash mobs, but what on earth is a cash mob?

10 Not-So-Famous People We Lost in 2011

Mark Juddery

sarah2 / Shutterstock.com It has been a solemn year for famous deaths, with tributes to those who achieved several decades of greatness (Dame Elizabeth Taylor), those who died before their time (Am

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 33

Mark Arminio

It's Thursday, it's late and it's movie time! As always, your Thursday late movies are a series of clips with something in common. Can you figure out the theme?

11 Children's Drawings Re-imagined

David K. Israel

Dave Devries needs to be inducted into the _floss Hall of Fame, like, now! Well, after we create the _floss Hall of Fame. Then he does. Why?

Brain Game: Hit Me

The answer to today's Think Thursday challenge at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game is... well... in the cards.

Morning Cup of Links: The Spielberg Face

Miss Cellania

A company that contracts for the Pentagon to feed soldiers in Afghanistan was caught overbilling millions for unauthorized and nonexistent supplies.

Secret Santa: Stranger Covers Christmas Layaways

Jill Harness

We always hear about the nightmares of Black Friday, but people rarely talk about the kindness of strangers during the holiday season.

The Club with More U.S. Presidents than Skull and Bones

Stacy Conradt

Do you believe Friday the 13th is unlucky? Refuse to sleep in a hotel room on the 13th floor? Scorn baker’s dozens because they might be

The Late Movies: Early Stand-up Performances of 15 Big Stars

Colin Patrick

Tonight's edition of The Late Movies offers up a smorgasbord of stand-up comedians from their much younger and lesser-known days.

At the Libraries: Forgotten Bookmarks

Miss Kathleen

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a