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A Song of LEGO (Ice) and K'NEX (Fire)

Chris Higgins

The HBO series "Game of Thrones" features an exquisite opening title sequence, showing cities and settlements growing like clockwork toys from the landscape, using a slightly bizarre tilt-sh

8 Children's Book Themes Dr. Seuss Never Tackled

Jill Harness

Everyone reads Dr. Seuss, Judy Blume, Shel Silverstein and Maurice Sendak books growing up, but there are thousands more children’s authors out there.

Brain Game: Short Spell #11

Today's Wednesday Wordplay challenge at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game offers a list of five commonly-misspelled words that begin with the letter "P." Four are spelled correctly; one is

Morning Cup of Links: When Lightning Strikes Power Stations

Brian Abrams

In 1989, Kim Basinger collaborated with her then-boyfriend Prince on a pop album. The title was never officially released.

The Late Movies: West Wing's CJ Cregg

Erica Palan

When it comes to strong ladies on television, there are lots of examples: Murphy Brown, Maude, and that girl played by Marlo Thomas are just a few notably badass fictional female characters.

The Bat Symbol's Evolution

Chris Higgins

Meanwhile, at the Bat Cave, the Bat Symbol has been changing.

What Causes That "Fresh Cut Grass" Smell?

Matt Soniak

It’s the smell of chemical defenses and first aid.

Our New Afternoon Links Column That We Need You Guys to Name

Colin Patrick

This is the first edition of our new afternoon links round-up. The problem is, we need a name. Something to make it stand out from the 27,000 afternoon links round-ups that came before it.

15 Spectacular Libraries in Europe

Jill Harness

We've posted photos of gorgeous libraries before, but we just can’t get enough of these stunning book repositories.

Brain Game: Germany 9, USA 2

Don't worry, you won't need a passport (or a sporting event program) to solve the Tuesday Test Time challenge for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game.

Morning Cup of Links: The Best Campaign Slogans Ever

Brian Abrams

The Artist might have been Uggie's 15 minutes, but here's a more comprehensive study of the 10-year-old Jack Russell's showbiz career. * Do dead people crave donuts? * How different

World War I Centennial: Mission Implausible

Erik Sass

Installment #14: In the years leading up to the First World War, the European Great Powers competed in a number of ways, ranging from colonies to armaments to trade and finance.

The Time Groucho Marx Did the Charleston on Hitler's Grave

Stacy Conradt

© Bettmann/CORBIS Groucho Marx is unmatched in wit and humor. But one of his most poignant moments wasn’t remotely funny, nor was it caught on camera like so many of his one-liners and zingers.

Movie Trivia for Universal's 100th Anniversary

Jason English

The Universal Film Manufacturing Company was officially incorporated in New York on this date in 1912.

Watch, Live, as Almost Nothing Happens

Chris Higgins

From Wikimedia Commons: Picture of the Pitch Drop Experiment from University of Queensland featuring the current (2007) custodian, John Mainstone (picture taken in 1990), two years into the life of th