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Spending the Five-Dollar Bill I Found

Jason English

Last week, after I found a five-dollar bill (for the second time in four days), I asked you guys for help spending it.

What's the Oldest Thing You've Ever Found?

David K. Israel

I used to live in SoHo, in a pre-war (Civil War!) basement apt. One day I was patching a hole in the wall when I found this penny from 1832.


Miss Cellania

Have you ever watched a film in an IMAX dome theater and wished you could have something like that at home? Only not so big?

Amazing Facts, 140 Characters at a Time

Jason English

It's time for the weekly reminder of our Twitter account's existence. Amazing Facts, plus occasional insight into the casting of Intel

Brain Game: Pass the Oregano

I'm still fine-tuning my Logic Puzzle capabilities, and I think today's Brain Game is a step forward in difficulty.

Morning Cup of Links: Your Life in Charts and Graphs

Miss Cellania

Why Craigslist Is Such a Mess.

Strange Geographies: The Mojave Desert's Airplane Graveyard

Ransom Riggs

I thought it was a mirage the first time I saw it.

The $50 Challenge is Back!

Jason English

The latest issue of mental_floss magazine is now on newsstands and nightstands. Now it's time for another edition of The $50 Challenge.

6 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets from Cheers

Kara Kovalchik

Cheers finished a lowly 77th in the ratings after its first season in 1982-83, performing poorly against Simon & Simon and Too Close for Comfort in its 9 p.m. Thursday time slot.

5 Quirky Things You Can Insure

Ethan Trex

Think quickly about what types of insurance you have. Health (if you're lucky), renter's/homeowner's, car, and maybe a few other policies, right?

The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

The Geekiest (slash, most awesome) Pants"¦ Ever? * The Curious History of Contraception - amazing (and sometimes slightly horrifying) moments in birth control, plus a look into the future. *

The Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

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

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

How Does Scratching Relieve an Itch?

Matt Soniak

If you have an itch, you scratch it. Scratch and itch; they go together like peas and carrots and everyone—humans, apes, dogs and cats—knows it.

The Quick 10: 10 Bizarre Video Games

Stacy Conradt

Everyone knows the video game classics "“ you can't go wrong with Mario, Zelda, or Donkey Kong.