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Kentucky's Win Is Good News for Yankee Fans

Jason English

Congratulations to Kentucky fans on the Wildcats' win over Kansas in the NCAA Tournament championship game.

Neil deGrasse Tyson Should Get an Editor's Credit on the Titanic Re-Release

Colin Patrick

Seeing a popular motion picture reappear in theaters years after its initial release is not a new thing.

The Time Russia Ran Out of Vodka

the mag

by Judy

What Kind of Pinner Are You? The 8 Types on Pinterest

David K. Israel

Many moons ago, I posted What Kind of Friend are YOU?

Ondrej Pakan's Stunning Photos of Dewy Insects

Jill Harness

How does Ondrej Pakan capture such fascinating images of otherwise boring insects?

How to Sharpen Pencils

Chris Higgins

Author, satirist, and professional pencil-sharpener David Rees has written a fully-illustrated guest column for Etsy on the topic of How to Sharpen Pencils.

Brain Game: Math Square #116

Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game is a new Monday Math Square. This one might be a little tougher than usual, so we've spotted you one digit (the 2) to help get you started.

Morning Cup of Links: Junk Food Jubilation

Miss Cellania

April Fools Day on the Web is a database that lists all the shenanigans on the internet every April 1st.

The Beatles Cartoons

Eddie Deezen

In September of 1965, the Beatles were the hottest act in the history of show business. In addition to their millions of record and album sales and their sold out concerts all over the world, the F

Adam Cole Is This Issue's Bard-in-Residence

Mangesh & Jason

We shall, from time to time, add a Bard-in-Residence to the masthead. This is the first of those times.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

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

Weekend Links: Can You Build a Human Body?

Allison Keene

Robot Revolution / Cylon update: under the category of bionics / Dr Frankenstein, "Can you build a human body?" * An addicting little game that you should be able to figure out most of the

101 Masterpieces: Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On

Bill DeMain the mag

He Wanted to Better Understand Hanging, So He Hanged Himself 12 Times

Matt Soniak

Gallows image via Shutterstock Hanging is a pretty simple way to kill someone.

6 Times The Onion Had People Completely Fooled

Kathy Benjamin

Every now and then those misunderstandings have real world consequences.