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The Secret Society for Creative Philanthropy

Jill Harness

If you were walking through the pouring rain and someone offered you an umbrella, would you accept it or assume it was some sort of weird scam?

This Post, Should You Choose to Read It: Remembering Peter Graves

Kara Kovalchik

Veteran actor Peter Graves passed away last weekend.

The mental_floss Guide to the NCAAs: The Midwest

Ethan Trex

Let's keep our _flossy take on March Madness rolling with 16 facts you might not have known about the 16 schools who are dancing in the Midwest

The Space Where a Pirouette Meets a Silhouette

David K. Israel

When I was a kid, my parents had a few cut-paper shadow portraits hanging on the walls of me and my brother. Little did I know then that we were following the lineage started by Louis XV!

Brain Game: Late for Work

Today's Brain Game is a logic puzzle. It's not a difficult one, but it is Wednesday, after all.

Morning Cup of Links: St. Patricks Day

Miss Cellania

7 Things You Didn't Know About Leprechauns. For starters, they have nothing whatsoever to do with St.

The Late Movies: Irish Dancing Parodies

Erica Palan

Back during the fourth season of Friends, it was revealed during a trivia game that Chandler Bing is terrified of Michael Flatley, Lord of the Dance.

The Quick 10: 10 Pats Born on St. Patrick's Day

Stacy Conradt

I know St. Patrick's Day isn't until tomorrow, but I thought I'd give you some conversation fodder in advance.

Dogs That Don't Let The Bed Bugs Bite

Jill Harness

I remember that as a child I always thought the expression "don't let the bed bugs bite" sounded outdated.

Getting Acquainted With 8 Lesser-Known Schools

Scott Allen

Every year, the NCAA men's basketball tournament field features a few teams that leave casual fans puzzled as they fill out their brackets.

Chatroulette Piano Man

Chris Higgins

Today's most important web video: a guy named Merton performing improvised Ben Folds-style piano songs during Chatroulette sessions.

10 Famous Disembodied Voices

David K. Israel

You know the voices, but who are the real people behind them? Meet 10 of the most famous disembodied voices ever recorded. 1. Amtrak's

The mental_floss Guide to the NCAAs: The West

Ethan Trex

Yesterday we took a look at some interesting facts about the schools in the NCAA tournament's South region. Today, let's turn our sights to the

8 Online Tournaments (That Have Nothing to Do with Basketball)

Miss Cellania

Here in Kentucky, there's a seasonal disease that causes people to go a bit crazy every spring. Spring fever is rampant, but that's nothing compared to March Madness.

No CGI Please: Special Effects Before Computers

Jill Harness

At this year's Academy Awards, Avatar—unsurprisingly—won the Oscar for Best Visual Effects.