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11 Nineteenth-Century VP Candidates Who Vaguely Resemble Famous Actors

James Hamblin

In the unlikely event someone wants to make a blockbuster movie about James Polk's vice president or the running mate of the guy who lost to Franklin Pierce, we have the perfect actors. 1.

Brain Game: Thbbft!

The mentalfloss.com Brain Game. Free-for-all Friday.

Morning Cup of Links: Mother's Day Prep

Miss Cellania

The Ten Most Famous Double Agents.

11 Weird and Wonderful Webcams

Chris Higgins

In the go-go 90s, the Internet was new and we were all excited about the potential of "webcams," a new technology allowing tiny images, almost-live, to be viewed online.

11 Obscure Regional Phrases We All Should Start Using

Haley Sweetland Edwards

Work these into conversation.

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 53

Mark Arminio

Welcome back _flossers to the game that is sweeping the nation: GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common.

Knope-Newport and 6 Other Memorable TV Elections

Kara Kovalchik

Image credit: Knope2012.com Tonight's season finale of Parks and Recreation will feature one of the most hotly contested elections since Truman defeated Dewey.

The Missing Links: I'm So Hungry I Could Eat a Book

Colin Patrick

The 1950s Were Just Like an Incredibly Exaggerated Version of What I Imagine the 1950s Were Like The imminent threat of a face-melting nuke explosion can really jar a kid.

What Do Chickens Have to Do With Chicken Pox?

Matt Soniak

Chickens image via ShutterstockThe birds themselves? Not a whole lot. Chickens don’t even get infected by the virus — varicella zoster, a member of the herpes family — that causes the rash.

Making Your Own Disneyland Parade

Chris Higgins

Alex George is a bit of a tinkerer.

The Ultimate Gift: Saving Mom's Life

Miss Cellania

There is a select group of people who have achieved lifetime Mother's Day credits by saving Mom's life.

Crazy Talk: A Jealous Congressman and America's First Insanity Defense

Matt Soniak

Image credit: National Archives On a Sunday afternoon in Washington, D.C., in 1859, Philip Barton Key, son of the man who wrote “The Star Spangled Banner,” stood in the park and waved his handkerch

Brain Game: Rollin', Rollin', Rollin'

Can you win mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge? It's a gamble! In the betting game known as craps, the player starts by rolling two dice and combining their values.

Morning Cup of Links: Far Out Outhouses

Miss Cellania

Hoarding at a certain point becomes a health risk and fodder for reality TV.

Way More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About Animaniacs

Rob Lammle

When I started researching the history of Animaniacs, I contacted creator Tom Ruegger to see if he could fill in some gaps. I expected a few sentences in response to my questions, but Mr.