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7 Groundbreaking Specialty Acts

Miss Cellania

Imagine that you had one very specific talent -something unusual, that people would normally never encounter in their everyday lives. Could you make a living doing it?

Stunning Paper Bird Sculptures

Jill Harness

There are plenty of origami birds out there, but what makes the designs of Joyanne Horscroft and Julie Wilkinson so different is the distinct sculptural aspect of their papercraft birds.

Brain Game: DDT

It's Tuesday Test Time once again at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game. Good luck with today's challenge! The following are the titles of five popular feature films that hit U.S.

Morning Cup of Links: Bad Coffee

Miss Cellania

Tokyo's top 10 mythical beasts. I'm familiar with some of these, but no matter how much I looked, there was no Godzilla to be found.

Hitler's Nephew, Stalin's Daughter and Other Famous Defectors

Rob Lammle

Here are four defectors whose stories you won't soon forget. 1. Hitler's

Today Would Have Been Freddie Mercury's 65th Birthday

Stacy Conradt

Farrokh Bulsara was born on this date in 1946. In honor of the Queen frontman, here's a list of 10 things you might not know about him that Stacy originally wrote in

The Jerry Lewis Film Nobody Has Ever Seen

Eddie Deezen

Man at a 2001 press conference: "When are you going to release The Day the Clown Cried?" Jerry Lewis: "None of your G*****n

Morning Cup of Links: Labor Day

Miss Cellania

Top 10 Labor Day Conspiracies. Working people find no end to those who want to divide and exploit them.

The Mister Softee Jingle Has Lyrics

Jason English

Image courtesy of MisterSoftee.com The Mister Softee jingle was featured on tonight's Curb Your Enthusiasm and I can't get it out of my head. I looked it up—there are lyrics!

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you

Stunning Color Images of World War II

Jill Harness

Weekend Links: The Earliest Sound Recordings

Allison Keene

There have been quite a few earthquakes lately, but how much do you know about them?

The Time Fidel Castro Asked FDR for $10

Stacy Conradt

“If you like, give me a ten dollars bill green american, in the letter, because never, I have not seen a ten dollars bill green american and I would like to have one of them.”

15 Professions With Strange and Wonderful Names

Greg Sabin

Historical employment records are full of fantastic job titles that don't often show up in today's classifieds. Here are 15 professions with very interesting

Weekend Links: The Geek Shall Inherit The Earth

Allison Keene

A love letter to letters: or, how to get your friends to actually send you a tangible piece of mail every once and awhile to give your email account a break! * Puzzle time: twist the letters around