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Caption Contest No. 15 Finalists

David K. Israel

[There's still time to cast your vote! We'll lock down the ballot box on Sunday night.] Thanks to all who entered our 15th Caption Contest!

5 Things You Didn't Know About Charles Bronson

Ethan Trex

A New York Times profile of Charles Bronson once noted that "Bronson looks like as if at any moment he's about to hit someone." It's tough to think of a better way to summarize B

Any Fun Festivals Near You?

Jason English

1. I was just handed a memo that says mental_floss will have a table at Georgia's Decatur Book Festival in September.

Stunning 1000-frames-per-second Slow Motion

Chris Higgins

A demo reel for the I-Movix SprintCam V3 HD has been making the internet rounds this morning -- the SprintCam is a super-high-speed video camera, allowing some of the slowest slow motion I've eve

We Love Wilford: the Best of Brimley

Ransom Riggs

Wilford Brimley seems to occupy a unique place in the hallowed halls of American pop culture.

Magazine Sneak Peek: A Joyous History of Toilet Paper

the mag

In this month's new issue (hitting stands next week!), Linda Rodriguez has written a genius piece on the America's greatest invention: toilet paper.

The Quick 10: Happy Birthday, Garfield!

Stacy Conradt

Today is Garfield's 31st birthday! He may not be your favorite comic strip "“ or mine "“ but you have to give the guy props for lasting a lot longer than most cats.

The mental_floss Guide to the U.S. Open

Ethan Trex

After a wet start yesterday, the U.S. Open is in full swing at Bethpage Black on Long Island. We dug through the championship's history to find some crucial details (and trivial moments, too).

Brain Game: Line Up!

Study this chalkboard mathematics equation for today's Brain Game: Your goal is to move certain lines to make the two sides of the equation equal.

Morning Cup of Links: Mr. Show Predicts the Future

Colin Patrick

These 40 Examples of Incredible Photo Manipulation are all completely stunning. * Funny Exams is a tribute to the bravest and most entertaining of our nation's student failures. * A sketch fr

The Late Movies: Holiday Inn's "Mark" Campaign

Jason English

Today's edition of The Late Movies is not sponsored by Holiday Inn, but you probably couldn't tell the difference.

The 5pm Quiz: Spinal Tap

David K. Israel

Every other person I know says he/she loves the movie This is Spinal Tap. Whelp, it's time to separate the real diehards from the wannabes.

The Quick 10: 10 Extreme Points in the United States

Stacy Conradt

We're working on planning our annual Halloween trip to Disney, but we're thinking about veering a little bit off of our usual trip this year to spend a couple of days in Key West.

Ze Frank on His Internet Projects

Chris Higgins

Ze Frank is best known for his video blog, The Show, which brought a new dose of humor every day from March 17, 2006 through March 17, 2007.

Where Are These Thousand Islands? The Origins of 7 Condiments & Sauces

Ethan Trex

We've looked at the origins of a few of our favorite condiments on the blog before, but that didn't quite answer all of our questions about the namesakes of our favorite spreads, sauces, and

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