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The Number of the Day: 2,000

Andréa Fernandes

Trap-jaw ants shut their mandibles 2,000 times faster than the blink of an eye. Related Link: For the next week, we'll be pulling Numbers of the Day from the beautiful and fascinating National

The Late Movies: Classic Songs, Different Instruments

Mark Arminio

Tonight for the Late Movies we take a look at some classic cover songs, played on a variety of different instruments.

Sitcom Credit Vanity Cards

Colin Patrick

You’d think that Producer Chuck Lorre would have enough of a forum to speak his mind, considering that he created the two popular CBS sitcoms Two and A Half Men and The Big Bang Theory.

As Seen On The Shelves of Rite Aid

David K. Israel

Has anyone else noticed that Rite Aid now carries a full line of As Seen On TV products? I go to Rite Aid at least once a month, but never noticed until today.

The Quick 10: 10 Gleeful Facts

Stacy Conradt

Hi, my name is Stacy, and I’m a hardcore Gleek. I’ve had “GLEE!” written in my planner for months now, so I was glad when Tuesday finally came this week.

The Story Behind Man's Best Friend

Jill Harness

There are around 400 million dogs in the world, the majority of which are pets.

What Should I Ask the Mythbusters?

Chris Higgins

mental_floss has been offered an interview with three of the Mythbusters: Adam Savage, Jamie Hyneman, and Kari Byron.

What's in a Name?

Ethan Trex

These names have probably all ended up in your shopping cart at some point, but how well do you know their origins? Let's take a look at the names behind some of our favorite groceries.

History of the U.S.: $ymbol Minded

Stacy Conradt

How did the word “dollar” come to be represented by “$”— a symbol with no apparent connection to any of the letters in dollar?After the Revolution, the Founding Fathers were determined to dump the ves

Life on Mars (in Utah)

Ransom Riggs

What happens when a handful of super-devoted science-types stake out a piece of ground in the middle of Utah and simulate a long-term manned mission to Mars? Nerd heaven, that's what!

10 Ways to Game Up Your Home

Miss Cellania

The first generation to grow up playing video games is now feathering empty nests, and plenty more gamers are buying and filling homes.

Win $100 with our America’s Greatest Facts Contest!

Mangesh & Jason

This month Mental Floss is releasing our brand new book, The Mental Floss History of the United States.

Phony Philatelists: Four Stories of Stamp Forgers

Rob Lammle

Ever since the first postage stamp was issued by Great Britain in 1840, there have been stamp collectors. And for almost as long, there have been stamp forgers.

Brain Game: Out on the Water

By changing one letter at a time to form different English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert BOAT into LAKE in the fewest steps possible.

Morning Cup of Links: Chewbacca's Ancestors

Miss Cellania

The 80 million people of the Baby Boom generation are both blamed and credited for the way America is today.