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How to Console Your Very Obese Planet

Mangesh Hattikudur

In one of the stranger headlines I've read today, New Scientist is reporting that several planets struggle with obesity issues.

Snow Way!

Mangesh Hattikudur

At first, I just assumed that these giant dinner mints were man-made.

Magazine Sneak Peek!: Winston Churchill's Incredible Prison Break

the mag

Last week, The New York Times reported that journalist David Rohde, who had been kidnapped by the Taliban and held for 7 months in the mountains of Afghanistan, escaped with a fellow captive by jumpin

National Geographic Duet Travel Phone

Miss Cellania

I grew up reading National Geographic magazine. Later, I watched the NatGeo channel on TV, then became addicted to their website.

Brain Game: Head to Foot

Thanks for your patience as technical work on our site continues. Please pardon the occasional outages, and rest assured that we'll have our Mr.

Strange Geographies: Salvation Mountain

Ransom Riggs

California's Mojave Desert is an enormous, undulating swath of brown, gray and alkali white; driving through it is such a monochromatic experience that you almost feel like you could go into colo

Morning Cup of Links: Office Goat

Miss Cellania

The Learjet Repo Man. How one man collected a plane guarded by white supremacists in another state during a snowstorm. (via Cynical-C) * The 15 Funniest Vampire Movies.

Upgrades in Progress

Jason English

We're finishing up a few site updates tonight, and during this process you might not be able to leave comments. The discussion embargo will be lifted as soon as we're done.

Four Fathers on Father's Day

Kara Kovalchik

This Sunday, we pay tribute to fathers of all types: biological fathers, adoptive fathers, foster dads, and father figures.

The Casual Fan's Guide to the College World Series

Scott Allen

Beginning Monday, LSU and Texas will square off in the best-of-three championship series at the 63rd College World Series.

The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

Just in time for Father's Day, some great moments in Pop Culture Fatherhood (Thanks Jan!) * Amazing stop motion animation: the Deadline Post-it. * The ultimate in sustainable fashion: 1 Dress

The Weekly Recap

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you missed: Top 5 Stories Originally Posted This

A Spanish Parisian in Mexico: Remedios Varo

Andréa Fernandes

Readers Valerie and Liz requested a "Feel Art Again" post on Remedios Varo (1908-1963) as part of our quest to feature an artist from a different country for each post in June.

The 5pm Quiz: Spinal Tap (Part II)

David K. Israel

If you missed our Penultimate Spinal Tap Quiz yesterday, go check that out before taking this one.

15 Facts for Father's Day

Mangesh & Jason

We asked some of our favorite mental_floss writers and researchers to send us their favorite dad-related facts and stories. Here are 15 you can use around the grill this

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