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Cricket for Americans!

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Big news! On Monday, England defeated Australia on the famous cricket pitch at Lord's for the first time in 75 years!

The Early TV Appearances of 9 More Stars

Kara Kovalchik

A lot of readers seemed to enjoy last week's look at the early roles of actors who went on to bigger and better things (and you guys came up with a lot of good ones on your own as well!) Your col

The 5pm Quiz: Sitcom Settings

Jason English

Some shows are inextricably linked with their settings, like Seinfeld and New York, or Cheers and Boston. But other TV families could have lived just about anywhere.

McDonald's Food Created Using CGI

Chris Higgins

So let's say you're making a commercial for McDonald's. Want to make the burger look its very best, even after a few hours of filming?

The Quick 10: This... Is... Jeopardy!

Stacy Conradt

It is a momentous occasion, fellow_flossers, perhaps one that isn't that important to those who aren't inclined toward somewhat educational trivia.

The Art of Missed Connections

Mangesh Hattikudur

My wife Lizzie turned me on to this blog by Brooklyn artist Sophie Blackall. Sophie scans the missed connections section of Craigslist for inspiration, then illustrates the ones she digs.

I quit! Videos of people quitting their jobs

Ransom Riggs

I've quit a few jobs in my time, and it's always an awkward process.

Scary Warning Labels Photo Contest

Jason English

I made a Babies R Us run this morning. Before I left, my wife mentioned that our 12-month-old daughter could use a few more sets of size-12-months pajamas.

5 Special Ways to Fly

Scott Allen

No self-respecting canine travels to a luxurious spa in the cargo bay of a 757, so it was only a matter of time before an airline that caters exclusively to pets arrived.

5 Cover tunes that rank with the originals

David K. Israel

Some of you may recall my post last year about original recordings that were better than their covers.

Brain Game: An Oldie

We're working very, very hard to finish up the next issue of mental_floss magazine.

Book Cart Drill Teams Battle for Supremacy

Sydney Beveridge

The secret lives of librarians took center stage at the American Library Association's annual conference earlier this month.

Morning Cup of Links: Rap Around the World

Miss Cellania

The longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century will move moved across parts of India, China, and Japan today.

The Late Movies: Animals on Treadmills

Mario Marsicano

Well, we're approaching the end of July. Summer's in full swing, and it's starting to get really hot and sticky outside.

The Origins of Video Game Character Names

Chris Higgins

Today's awesome geekery: It's a Secret to Everybody, an amazingly extensive article on the origins of various video game character names.

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