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The Quick 10: 10 Animals of Folklore

Stacy Conradt

We all know about Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox - especially if you grew up in Minnesota, where images and statues of the gigantor lumberjack and his cobalt companion are as common as the Golden Ar

Yesterday's Book Winner/Today's Contest

Jason English

Our book giveaway jury has convened and rendered a verdict.

The Early TV Appearances of 7 Big Stars

Kara Kovalchik

My Dad is something of a star-spotter. He loves to pick out famous actors in bit roles they played early in their careers.

5 Bizarre Instruments

Mark Arminio

Musicians are constantly striving to push the envelope to create new and expressive works. And to that end, they often come up with bizarre ways to make music.

Dietribes: Give Us Our Daily Bread

Allison Keene

"¢ Bread has been around probably as long as we have, going far back into the Neolithic age.

8 Very Hairy People

Miss Cellania

Hypertrichosis is a rare genetic condition that results in extreme hairiness. It is sometimes referred to as "werewolf syndrome". Only about 50 cases in history have been documented.

The Incredible Shrinking 4-Track

David K. Israel

Four-tracks have been getting smaller every decade. When I was a kid, in the 80s, I had one.

Brain Game: OK MIND?

Today's Brain Game is an open-ended puzzle, so any answer you come up with - as long as it follows the guidelines - will be correct.

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters

Ransom Riggs

You may have heard about the best-selling Jane Austen mashup sensation published earlier this year, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

Morning Cup of Links: Dinosaurs with Guns

Miss Cellania

100 movies every man should see. A handy list to have around when he wants to watch the same old thing again. * The Weird, Wacky World of the Platypus.

The Late Movies: Justin Wilson

Mario Marsicano

I'm a big Food Network fan. I could sit on the couch and zone out to cooking shows all day.

The 5pm Quiz: Universal Orlando

Sandy and Kara

In May 2008, we took a few days off and visited Universal Orlando. During one of the brighter days, we took a camera around the park and snapped some photos.

The Quick 7: Seven Cases of Spontaneous Human Combustion

Stacy Conradt

Don't you hate it when you're just sitting there at home, watching some TrueBlood (any other fans out there?) and enjoying a night at home on the couch, when all of a sudden your leg just ra

Become a Sidekick, Win a Book

Jason English

The mental_floss offices in Birmingham (AL), Brooklyn (NY) and Chagrin Falls (OH) are sent a lot of books, and it's about time we started giving them away again.

How the French Revolution Gave Birth to the Restaurant Business

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