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The Quick 10: The Former Names of 10 Bands

Stacy Conradt

You'd be hard-pressed to find someone who has never heard of The Beach Boys or Led Zeppelin. The Pendletones and The New Yardbirds? Maybe not so much.

Why Does the Snooze Button Give You Only 9 More Minutes of Sleep?

Sandy Wood Kara Kovalchik

By the time the snooze feature was added in the 1950s, the innards of alarm clocks had long been standardized.

10 Overhyped Baseball Players Who Fizzled

Scott Allen

By almost all accounts, Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg is a can't-miss prospect who will enjoy a long and prosperous major league career.

Mail Time! Not-As-Cool Playgrounds

Jason English

In response to David's round-up of the world's most unusual playgrounds, Victor from Stockholm sent us this message via Twitter: "To restore order in the universe, here are some really

Amazing Facts, 140 Characters at a Time

Jason English

It's time for the weekly reminder of our Twitter account's existence.

Löopa Gyro Bowl

Miss Cellania

Kids spill things. It seems like one of the constants of the universe.

10 Unusual Playgrounds From Around the World

David K. Israel

Playgrounds have come a long way since the early days of hot, steel slides and open-backed infant swings. Safety is a big issue on today's playgrounds, but so is imagination and ingenuity.

3 Killer Songs About Vincent van Gogh

Chris Higgins

Did you know that Vincent van Gogh has inspired (at least) three great songs?

Brain Game: Flex!

I like to think that the Brain Game helps to exercise minds and build a bit of mental muscle.

Morning Cup of Links: Thinking Dogs

Miss Cellania

Things Mathematicians See at the Movies. Epidemiology, engineering, game theory, and balance theory all come up in films you know and love.

The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

From Jan, a link to the highly addicting Who Wants to Be a Millionaire game online.

The Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

10 of the Worst Sales Ever! (and 1 of the best)

David K. Israel

In the spirit of Follow Friday, a little impromptu post inspired by a tweet I saw today from @kn0thing, where he'd linked to a photo he called the "Worst.

The Medical Credentials of 7 Famous Doctors

Kara Kovalchik

Slate's recent shocking revelations about rapper-turned-psychologist Dr. Roxanne effectively knocked the wind out of one of this year's feel-good stories.

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