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13 Bizarre Stipulations in Wills

Ethan Trex

News outlets reported this week that legendary broadcaster Walter Cronkite never amended his will to include Joanna Simon, who had been his girlfriend for the last four years of his life.

How Did You Know? - {day 3}

David K. Israel

It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt, with an all-new set of puzzles, prizes, and collaborators! In addition to the usual $100 and $50 gift certificates to our store for the first place winner and

How to Learn Fast: Clever Tips from Tim Ferriss

Chetan Nandakumar

Tim Ferriss is a New York Times best-selling author, widely known for his book The Four-Hour Work Week.

The MacGyver Fact Check

Mangesh & Jason

One of our favorite things in the latest issue of mental_floss is Chris Higgins' wonderful MacGyver Fact Check.

Ten Pigs We Love

Miss Cellania

Pop culture is full of cute, smart, and talented pigs that we love. Sure, you adore bacon, but this list is going whole hog!

Brain Game: Indoor Titles

If you unscramble the letters in ELITIST DONOR, you might come up with TONSIL EDITOR, SNOTTIER IDOL, and even TIRED LOTIONS. Eventually, you'd come up with the DETROIT LIONS.

Morning Cup of Links: Cat Scientist

Miss Cellania

The Ten Most Shocking Olympic Gender Scandals.

The Late Movies: "Xanadu"

Chris Higgins

Tonight let's take a look back at the 1980 film Xanadu starring Olivia Newton-John, Michael Beck, and Gene Kelly.

The Quick 10: Fantasy Football Picks, Stacy-Style

Stacy Conradt

So we're drafting for mental_floss Fantasy Football tonight (physical_floss). I have no idea what I'm doing. I'm taking suggestions via Twitter and thoroughly researching each one.

Spending the Five-Dollar Bill I Just Found

Jason English

This morning, for the second time in four days, I found a dirty five-dollar bill while walking my dog. In my whole life, I don't think I've ever found that much cash.

Dietribes: Hot Diggity Dog!

Allison Keene

"¢ New Yorkers may consume more hot dogs than other Americans, but ballpark goers will eat enough at major league ballparks this year to stretch to and from Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia and

Will Pearson on The Morning News

Jason English

Our co-founder and president Will Pearson sat down with The Morning News to talk about the history and future of mental_floss, and to discuss his superior athletic ability.

Cookie Tin Guitars and Vegetable Orchestras: Unconventional DIY Instruments

Ransom Riggs

I washed dishes at a local restaurant for a whole summer when I was 15 to save up for my first guitar -- a Rickenbacker 360 -- which I'm still not all that amazing at playing.

A Brief History of Staples

In the Beginning

People have been writing words on paper for a lot longer than they've had convenient ways to firmly bind those pages together.

How Did You Know? - {day 2}

David K. Israel

It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt, with an all-new set of puzzles, prizes, and collaborators! In addition to the usual $100 and $50 gift certificates to our store for the first place winner and

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