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Weird Laws


Where Past Presidents Went to Get Away

Jason English

With the Obama family heading to Martha's Vineyard, let's take a look at Ethan Trex's article on presidential vacation hot spots from prior administrations, which we originally posted l

Our Back to School Sale Ends Tonight -- Get 15% off

Jason English

If you're in back-to-school shopping mode, now's the time to stock up on mental_floss t-shirts, books and games.

The Quick 10: 10 Things Owned by Berkshire Hathaway

Stacy Conradt

Warren Buffett pretty much owns everything.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Johnny Unitas

Ethan Trex

The NFL preseason's in full swing, but instead of handicapping battles for backup QB jobs, let's take a look at five things you might not know about one of the greatest signal callers of all

The New Issue Is Out!

Mangesh & Jason

Finally! We're so excited because we've been waiting and waiting to talk about the new issue, and it's finally out!

News From The Week You Were Born

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. It's casual.

Book Your Trip Now: 12 Literary Pilgrimages

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Many destinations are benefiting from their connection, however tenuous, to a popular work of literature.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Exploding Refrigerator Wrecks Home Kathy Cullingworth of Normanton, England was awakened by an early morning explosion downstairs in her home.

Brain Game: The Commons

Thanks for joining us for another week of Brain Games. Today's puzzle is pretty straightforward.

Morning Cup of Links: Playing Outdoors

Miss Cellania

The Business of Human Smuggling on the Mexican Border, part one and part two.

The Late Movies: Olympic Fever!

Mark Arminio

Do you realize how insane Usain Bolt is?  After capturing the gold in the 100-meter dash at the World Track and Field Championships in Britain, he demolished his own record in the 200-meter dash toda

The 5pm Quiz: Jack Donaghy

Brett Savage

Earlier this year, Alec Baldwin took home his second Golden Globe for his portrayal of Jack Donaghy on 30 Rock. Let's see how well you know this celebrated character.

The Quick 10: The New York Times Crossword Puzzle

Stacy Conradt

The New York Times crossword app on my iPhone is probably the best and worst investment I have ever made.

Why Do Shells Sound Like the Ocean?

Matt Soniak

Kevin in Bentonville, Arkansas, wrote in to ask this question: "Why do you hear the ocean when you put a seashell up to your

How to Waste Away the Afternoon

Jason English

Just in case you've got 2-3 hours to kill after lunch, has put together a list of the Top 100 Most Iconic TV Show Intros.