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Brain Game: You Floss, But Do You Brush?

By changing one letter at a time to form different English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert the word FLOSS into the word BRUSH in seven (or fewer) steps.

Morning Cup of Links: Internet Truth

Miss Cellania

The Vancouver Experiment. Nothing to do with the Olympics, this experiment involves helping heroin addicts with a safe place to shoot up. (via Metafilter) * Which Disney princess is the greenest?

The Late Movies: TV Series Finales

Erica Palan

I am a TV marathoner. When my boyfriend and I choose a new series to Netflix, our entire social lives disappear until we finish the series.

How Did You Know, Hoang-Kim and Cara Vu?

David K. Israel

First a little update: We're now over 820 fans over on the Hunt's Facebook page! Gamers are taking it upon themselves to trade answers through cryptic clues! Nice going Fans!

The Quick 10: The mental_floss Groundhog Round UP

Stacy Conradt

In case you haven't already heard, Punxsutawney Phil predicted another six weeks of winter this morning. Stupid groundhog.

Stupid Questions: Great Moments in Super Bowl Media Day History

Bud Shaw

New Orleans, January 1981.

How One Small Act of Kindness Inspired a Big One

Ransom Riggs

A Small Act was a documentary in competition at this year's Sundance Film Festival, and it tells an amazing story.

The Origins of 10 Winter Olympic Sports

Ethan Trex

The Winter Olympics are still a week and a half away, but it's never too early to start getting warmed up.

Sale Reminder: All T-Shirts $14.90!

Mangesh & Jason

If you've been thinking about replenishing your t-shirt supply, now would be a good time. Through tonight at 11:59pm EST, all mental_floss t-shirts are on sale for $14.90.

10 Amazing Vids of Dogs Hangin' 20

David K. Israel

While surfing may have originated in ancient Polynesian culture hundreds, if not thousands of years ago, the man who gets all the credit for bringing it to California's shores (via Hawaii) is Geo

Tonight on NOVA: Ghosts of Machu Picchu

Chris Higgins

(Image of Machu Picchu courtesy of Martin St-Amant - Wikipedia.) Airing tonight (February 2, 2010) at 8pm on PBS stations: NOVA's Ghosts of Machu Picchu. Set your DVRs now!

Here's to a Swift Recovery

Jill Harness

Sisso suffered from an injured right wing over eight months ago.

Stars of the Wild West Show

Miss Cellania

In the latter part of the 19th century, before television, radio, or even movies with sound, traveling exhibitions were the biggest form of entertainment most people encountered. Oh yes, the circus!

Brain Game: Really, Really Bad Rebus #15

It's hard to believe that it's been nearly three months since we've offered a Really, Really Bad Rebus for the Brain Game.

Morning Cup of Links: Count Dracula

Miss Cellania

7 Real World Heists That Put Ocean's 11 to Shame. Of course they weren't perfect crimes because we found out who did them... all but one. * Extreme Gaming, anywhere you want.

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