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Bar Talk


Epic Olympic Win!

David K. Israel

Here at mental_floss, we're all about the Olympics.

This Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

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

The Weekend Links: Saturday Edition

Allison Keene

According to Flossy reader Merinda, "Everyone pretty much knows the Discovery Channel Bommedeyada 'i love the whole world' song. Then there was the xkcd strip.

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

The Quick 10: February 14 Events That Don't Involve Hearts, Flowers or Chocolate

Stacy Conradt

Are you one of those people who hates Valentine's Day? I don't hate it, but I'm certainly not crazy about it (give me Halloween any day).

Inside Antiques Roadshow

Chris Higgins

If you're a PBS viewer, you've likely seen Antiques Roadshow, a form of "reality TV" in which people have their antiques and collectibles appraised.

Who Else Has Lit the Olympic Cauldron?

Scott Allen

The Vancouver Organizing Committee has managed to keep the identity of the person who will light the Olympic cauldron during today's opening ceremonies under wraps.

People Born on the (Exact) Same Day You Were

Jason English

Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want. Very casual.

5 Things You Didn't Know About George Plimpton

Ethan Trex

George Plimpton had an interesting niche in American letters.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Man Steals Ambulance with Patient Inside Police in Madison, Wisconsin say a drunken man got into an ambulance in the parking lot of a ski resort and drove off Monday night.

Brain Game: Bombers Away!

It's been far too long since we offered a logic puzzle for the Brain Game, so let's correct that today.

Ain't In It for My Health: a Film About Levon Helm

Ransom Riggs

A buddy of mine from film school, Jacob Hatley, has spent the last few years directing a documentary about Levon Helm, and after a crazy amount of polishing and editing and reshoots, it finally premie

Morning Cup of Links: Carrying a Torch

Miss Cellania

The Olympic Torch arrives in Vancouver tonight for the opening ceremonies.

10 Issue Supplement: The Glorious Works of 10 Outsider Artists

Andréa Fernandes


7 Dubious Ways to Gain an Olympic Edge

Ethan Trex

The Winter Olympics are supposed to be a shining beacon of sportsmanship and goodwill, but things don't always work out that way.