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When East Meets West: The Last Spike of the Transcontinental Railroad

David Clark

It was 140 years ago yesterday "“ May 10, 1869 "“ that "The Last Spike" was driven into America's first transcontinental railroad.

The Ulmer Scale

Ransom Riggs

You hear it bandied about all the time -- such-and-such celebrity is an "A-lister," or an actor you recognize from a minor role or two might reside on the "D-list." But did you kn

7 Interesting Typo Tales

Mario Marsicano

Last month, two members of the Washington Nationals took to the field without noticing their team name was misspelled on their jerseys.

Retro Trek

Miss Cellania

The eleventh Star Trek feature film, named simply Star Trek, opened over the weekend to rave reviews.

Brain Game: Don't Let Go

Changing one letter at a time to create new words - and leaving the other letters in their original spots - can you change the word GRASP to the word FLOSS in only four steps?

3 Pairs of songs played back-to-back on the radio

David K. Israel

Before I even get into the subject, let me just state up front: I know there are plenty of other songs that are usually played back-to-back on the radio. These are just some of my favorites.

Morning Cup of Links: Relocating a Nation

Miss Cellania

President Obama and comedian Wanda Sykes both had plenty of fun to poke at everyone at the annual White House Correspondents Association dinner Saturday night. * The Maldives is an island nation in

5 Superior Mothers

Kara Kovalchik

Mothers come in all shapes, forms, classifications, and species.

What You Missed & What We Learned

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you missed: Top 5 Stories Originally Posted This

The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

Criss Angel walks through glass, and someone on the internet offers an explanation of how. * Extra! Extra! Read all about it: Spiders are getting bigger! (May cause anxiety for arachnophobes).

The Late Movies: All About Mom

Mario Marsicano

To all the moms in the audience, I wish you a very happy Mothers' Day!

John Hodgman on His Daughter, Hodgmina

Chris Higgins

Author/minor celebrity/hobothusiast John Hodgman is a man of many talents. He's an author, actor, and even Resident Expert on The Daily Show. I'll admit, I'm kind of a fan.

The 5pm Quiz: But I Play One On TV

Jason English

Sitcoms taught me a lot about the working world. Dr. Jason Seaver (Growing Pains) proved that working from home was an option.

The Quick 10: 10 Animals Named After Celebrities

Stacy Conradt

It's old news by now that Stephen Colbert now has a beetle named after him the Agaporomorphus colberti.

8 Memorable TV Uncles

Kara Kovalchik

Extended family members always seem to figure more prominently in TV-land than in real life; in this first part of an occasional series, we take a look at some of the more memorable uncles who have gr

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