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Times You Liked the Movie More Than the Book

Jason English

On Fridays, 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.

18 Vintage Photos From Prohibition

Jill Harness

Americans are fascinated by prohibition, as evidenced by the success of shows like Boardwalk Empire and the many movies based on Al Capone.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Farmer on Tractor Crushes Seven Police Vehicles Vermont farmer Roger Pion was apparently angry at the local police for his recent arrest on marijuana possession and resisting arrest.

Why Do Divers Go Hot Tubbing After a Dive?

Stacy Conradt

After Olympic divers blow your mind by beautifully twisting and turning through a three-story fall, they usually crawl out of the pool and head for the hot tub.

How Do Touchscreens Work?

Matt Soniak

It depends on the device and the type of touchscreen you’re using. There are two different kinds used in most consumer

Brain Game: Debbie at the Cinema

Meet Debbie. She's the focus of today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-all Friday challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Wall-E Comes to Life

Miss Cellania

Forbes' annual list of top colleges ranks Princeton as the number one school.

Photoshop Before Computers Existed

Jill Harness

You may be familiar with vintage LOL cats that actually required posing animals in human clothing and props, but you might not know just how ancient faked photographs are.

Why Do Olympians Wear That Colorful Tape?

Lauren Hansen

You may have first noticed the markings on the synchronized swimmers' backs. Or cascading down a beach volleyball player's chiseled abs. Birthmarks? Accessories?

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 65

Mark Arminio

Welcome back _flossers to the game that's sweeping the nation: GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common. Leave your best guesses in the comments. Eli Manning On

The Missing Links: Carny Slang

Colin Patrick

Olympics + Math = Great Love the Olympics? Yes, you do. Love arithmetic? Like I even have to ask. Well, even if you hate them both, you’ll enjoy watching this mashup.

At the Libraries: Cook Like an Author

Miss Kathleen

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.

Niche Blogs for the Dog Days of August

Miss Cellania

Are you tired of the Olympics already? Are you tired of U.S. presidential election news? Are you bogged down with back-to-school preparations? Then maybe you need some lighthearted distraction!

How "2001" Became the Space Odyssey We Know

Chris Higgins

James Cameron narrates this documentary on the classic film 2001. It includes archival footage of the late Arthur C.

Music History #4: "Cloudbusting"

Bill DeMain

Editor's Note: This is the fourth installment of Bill DeMain's new(ish) column, where he explores the real historical events that inspired various songs.