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Dancing on Crutches

Miss Cellania

For most of us, using crutches to get around would be an excuse to sit on the side of the dance floor. A select few take those crutches and outshine everyone around them.

Brain Game: Six Names

Welcome to the mental_floss Brain Game. Today's challenge is short and sweet, but is it easy? That's for you to decide.

Morning Cup of Links: Catcerto

Miss Cellania

Amazing Ambushes from the Macroscopic Universe. The nefarious ways these insects go about trapping their prey will make you thankful you are as big as you are. * What men are really thinking.

The Late Movies: Cracked-Out Classic TV Intros

Ransom Riggs

In the lightning-fast world of internet fads, these are considered oldies -- but in my opinion at least, goodies.

The Quick 10: 10 of the World's Oldest Companies

Stacy Conradt

When I wrote the post about Woolworth's last week, I thought it was an old company.

The 5pm Quiz: Altered States

Sandy and Kara

This evening's quiz depicts 10 U.S. states whose outlines have been taken out-of-scale and spun around at odd angles. As a result, they don't look exactly like they do on the map.

Documentaries I Like: Code Rush

Chris Higgins

On the fortieth anniversary of the moon landing, many of us are watching historical video and reliving the experience.

5 Things You Can Use if You Run Out of Cash

Greg Sabin

Civilizations have been creating currencies since the dawn of history.

Not Fooling Anybody: Bizarre Retail Conversions

Jason English

At a stoplight not too far from where I live, you can see an abandoned Circuit City, an empty CompUSA, two closed-down gas stations and a non-descript big box building that went up in 2006 and has yet

Another Book Giveaway...

Jason English

Time to wrap up our latest book giveaway contest. You were asked to recast any historical moment you think would have been cooler, better, more exciting, etc. if it had happened differently.

How the Nose Can Control Human Sexuality

the mag

This article was written by Sam Kean and originally appeared in the 'Future of Sex' issue of mental_floss magazine (March-April 2008). If humans can train (or genetically engineer) themse

Metal-detecting Dune Buggy: Fun and Profit!

Miss Cellania

What could be better than finding hidden treasure without having to lift more than a finger? Now looking for loot is easier than ever with the Remote-controlled Metal-detecting Dune Buggy!

Brain Game: One More Time

Yes, today's Brain Game is really just a Q-and-A, but I thought it would be a nice way to start the week since the second half of the Major League Baseball season is now underway.

Strange Geographies: Iraq in San Diego

Ransom Riggs

In the 70s, Stu Segall made porn movies.

Deforestation: 3 Early Cases

David K. Israel

You'd have to be living in the center of a really thick forest not to know by now that the world's forests are disappearing little by little.

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