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Fun With Collective Nouns: The Contest!

Jason English

A few days ago, we had some #FunWithCollectiveNouns on Twitter. A shrewdness of apes, a smack of jellyfish, a business of ferrets, An Exaltation of Larks.

Sweet Action: 8 Big Bets Made by Famous People

Ethan Trex

Most people limit their gambling to friendly Super Bowl wagers or the occasional trip to Vegas. Celebrities, of course, tend to do everything on a grander scale.

The New Issue is Out!

Mangesh Hattikudur

That's right! The Ninth Annual 10 Issue is out on newsstands today. And not only is it filled with incredible 10 Lists (10 Provocative Questions About Raising Chickens...

Airing TONIGHT: The Pluto Files

Chris Higgins

Tonight (March 2, 2010) on NOVA: The Pluto Files, featuring Neil deGrasse Tyson, about the controversy over the "demotion" of Pluto from planetary status in 2006.

7 Ways to Nap at Work

Miss Cellania

Recent studies show that an afternoon nap is good for us. I can vouch for that, as I nap every day around 2PM.

Brain Game: Really, Really Bad Rebus #16

If you've ever wondered just how really, really bad the "Really, Really Bad Rebus" can be, today's the Brain Game for you.

Morning Cup of Links: Optimal Urinals

Miss Cellania

Randall Munroe ponders the optimum number and configuration of urinals in a men's room for the International Choice of Urinal Protocol.

The Late Movies: the Worst of YouTube!

Ransom Riggs

Today's "Late Movies" is a bit like David's "Tuesday Turnip" column -- I searched YouTube for the phrase "worst ever" just to see what I'd find, and man di

motionbox.com presents: HDYK? - {day 5}

David K. Israel

It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt! Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are happy to bring you the next How Did You Know? sponsored by the extraordinary video sharing site motionbox.com.

The Quick 10: 10 Ways to Identify a Witch

Stacy Conradt

Today is a rather painful day in American history - the day the first three accused women were brought before the court in the Salem Witch Trials.

Victorian Mail Delivery: 12 Times Each Day

Chris Higgins

I just came across a great New York Times piece on the mail service in the Victorian era.

6 Special Guest Stars at Spring Training

Scott Allen

The casual fan generally needs a program to keep track of all the players at a spring training baseball game. After all, it's not every day that Billy Crystal bats leadoff for the Yankees.

Call for Photos: Our Magazine, out in the World

Jason English

If you turn to page 9 of the March-April issue of mental_floss, you'll find a great photo of the magazine in its natural habitat, sent in by reader Sarah from Mountain View, California.

A Deer That Thinks It's a Dog

Jill Harness

Animal lovers often debate whether or not it's acceptable to turn a wild animal into a domesticated pet.

Last Chance! Buy 2 Shirts, Get 1 Free!

Mangesh & Jason

Stock up for spring!

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