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11 Colleges That Changed Their Mascots

Ethan Trex

With college football season starting up, we thought it might be interesting to take a look back at a few colleges who have changed their nicknames or mascots.

Armchair Field Trip: Lollapalooza

Stacy Conradt

Last year was my first Lollapalooza ever. It's been around since 1991, but let's just say there's no way my parents would have let me go back then.

Baby Powder: Killing You Softly?

David K. Israel

The Greeks used it to construct building materials. The Romans used it to clean up blood after gladiator contests.

Brain Game: Stack 'em Up

Thanks for giving today's Brain Game a shot. Enjoy a new one every weekday on mentalfloss.com at 7:30 a.m. Eastern time. Following are 8 four-letter words and names.

Morning Cup of Links: The Updated Hubble

Miss Cellania

The 19-year-old Hubble Telescope was refurbished earlier this year. Some new, improved photographs have been released, and are eye-popping awesome!

The Late Movies: 9 Great Beatles Videos

Chris Higgins

Today (09-09-09) marks the landmark re-release of the entire Beatles catalog (thirteen albums plus two additional discs of non-album tracks) as boxed sets and individual discs, in two formats: the or

4 Great Documentaries Currently Free on YouTube

Chris Higgins

So, recently YouTube started showing whole movies for free -- much like Hulu, there are occasional ads interspersed, but they're not too bad.

The Quick 10: 10 "Fifth Beatles"

Stacy Conradt

09.09.09: It's Beatlemania all over again. At least, it is at my house.

Do Blind People See Things in Their Dreams?

Matt Soniak

A question from reader Josiah: "Do blind people see when they dream? I think there are two sides to the question, dealing with people who were born blind, and those who used to be able to see.&q

Mail Time! Reconnecting a Reader With Her Horse

Jason English

In last week's newsletter—yes, we have a newsletter; the sign-up box is on the right—I reprinted a few emails from a reader who, with the help of a story by our own Scott Alle

Dietribes: Summer Sangria

Allison Keene

"¢ In reference to its base of red wine, the word sangria means "bloody." Despite its eerily evocative etymology, Sangria is considered a friendly and socially-inclined drink (perhaps

Walking in Circles

Meghan Holohan

In many horror movies, there's a scene when the captives try to escape.

9 Things You Probably Don't Know About The Beatles

David K. Israel

Today is 09/09/09, and you know what that

Brain Game: By the Neck

A certain group of readers will have no problem with today's Brain Game; and I'm sure they'll make themselves known.

Morning Cup of Links: Deadly Substances

Miss Cellania

Where Did All the Flowers Come From? Figuring out the evolution of flowers may be a matter of analyzing how the DNA of modern flowers works. * Kate Pong gives birth to quintuplets.

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