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This Is Going on the Company Fridge

Jason English

Loving the game show brilliance (or lack thereof): 11 Awkward Canadian Game Shows — goo.gl/UwdviThanks, @mental_floss— Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) September 11, 2012 [Previously

The Politically Incorrect Etymologies of 11 Words and Phrases

Romy Oltuski

At various moments in its life, a word will hop languages, change meanings, travel through sinister moments and land in pleasant ones.

11 Historical Geniuses and Their Possible Mental Disorders

Kathy Benjamin

Studies have shown that there are much higher instances of mental disorder in political leaders and creative geniuses than in the general population.

11 Game of Thrones Cakes

Miss Cellania

Last week I noticed that I'd seen more than one awesome cake decorated on the theme of the TV show Game of Thrones.

11 Awkward Canadian Game Shows

Chris Higgins

Some of America's best-known game show hosts are actually Canadian -- including Alex Trebek, Monty Hall, and Alan Thicke.

9 Beloved Fictional Characters Who'd Have a Rough Time in the Real World

Nicholas Ferroni

1. Dennis the

11 Museums Devoted to Everyday Objects

Adrienne Crezo

Who says you can't celebrate the mundane? These 11 museums are dedicated to items you use but probably never think about. 1. Sulabh International Museum of

Brain Game: First and Last

Keep an eye out for an exciting presidential event coming up in October here at mentalfloss.com.

Morning Cup of Links: The Aquarium Bed

Miss Cellania

Fifty years after thalidomide caused so many birth defects, drug producer Chemie Grünenthal's CEO has offered an apology.

11 Amazing Librarian Tattoos

Jill Harness

There are plenty of literary tattoos out there, and plenty of tattooed librarians. A bit less common are librarians with tattoos celebrating their career choice.

World War I Centennial: The French Press Reports Fleet Movements

Erik Sass

Installment #35: Although British and French generals held a series of informal military “conversations” beginning in 1906 after the First Moroccan Crisis, the Anglo-French Naval Convention negotiated

The Late Movies: Rin-Tin-Tin

Andréa Fernandes

Today is the birthday of the original Rin-Tin-Tin, who was found on a World War I battlefield when he was just 5 days old.

What I Think About Every Time We Talk About Magazine Covers

Jason English


Why People Vomit

Kara Kovalchik

We don’t mean the triggers — though that could be a fun post — but the actual physical process.

The Missing Links: A How-To Guide for Playboy Bunnies

Colin Patrick

The 1968 Playboy Club Bunny Manual Be mindful of the rules of Bunny Behavior so you won’t have to have a “Personal Meeting with the Bunny Mother.” * If They Tore A Stitch, Then You Must Snitch