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Dietribes: Salmon

Allison Keene

• Salmon are anadromous, meaning that they are born in fresh water, spend most of their life in the sea, and return to fresh water to spawn.

What's With All the Mustaches? The Origins of Movember

Matt Soniak

Forster Forest / Shutterstock.comMovember, like many other brilliant ideas, was born of a drunken, meandering conversation in a bar. It was 2003, in a pub in Adelaide, Australia.

15 Muppets Auditioning For Other Roles

David K. Israel

Steve Murray over at The National Post had fun imagining what Jim Henson’s crew has been up to since the release of the last Muppets film 12 years ago.

6 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Facts

the mag

by Mike Albo Tonight is the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. Here are some essential talking points about the Norway

Cool Uses for Used Tires

Jill Harness

Used tires end up in landfills all too often, taking centuries or more to break down. But there are other uses for all that road-worn rubber.

10 Things Mark Twain Didn't Really Say

Stacy Conradt

The man who provided us with some of the best quips ever is also one of the most misquoted men of all time.

Brain Game: Flying Fish?

Today's Wednesday Wordplay puzzle at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game is a new Word Ladder.

Morning Cup of Links: Santa's Guns

Miss Cellania

Improv Everywhere is in the Christmas spirit already.

Amazing Images of The Orion Nebula

Jill Harness

The universe is loaded with unbelievably gorgeous sights beyond even the most creative artist's talents.

The FBI Plot Against "Louie Louie"

Bill DeMain

In the winter of 1963-64, a team of FBI agents spent their days hunched over portable record players, struggling to decode a message that threatened the morality of America’s youth.

8 Artists Who Poured Their Heart and Soul Into Their Work (Also: Their Blood and Urine)

Rob Lammle

All artists put a little bit of their soul into every piece. But these artists put their soul – and a whole lot more – into their art. 1. Hair and

The Late Movies: Songs About Three in Honor of the 333rd Day of the Year

Erica Palan

Today is the 333rd day of the year!

9 Facts You Might Not Know About Portland, OR

David K. Israel

This is extremely flossy! Interesting factoids are appearing on vacant building windows around Portland.

How to Stealth Your Computer Screen

Colin Patrick

I have good news and bad news. For those of you with a boss that doesn’t like you surfing amazing sites like mental_floss during the day (Gasp!), Instructables has all the plans you need to turn yo

Stephen Colbert and Neil deGrasse Tyson

Chris Higgins

In this eighty-four-minute video, Stephen Colbert (not doing his Colbert Report character) chats with Neil deGrasse Tyson.