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The Quick 10: Pluto, We Never Knew Ye

Stacy Conradt

It was a mere 79 years ago that we discovered Pluto and embraced it as one of our nine planets. "Pluto!" we said. "We love you!

Andy Warhol Paints Debbie Harry on an Amiga Computer

Chris Higgins

So this is nerdy. Here's a video from 1985 in which Andy Warhol digitally paints over a photo of Debbie Harry, at an Amiga computer launch.

The Ad Council's Greatest Hits

Kara Kovalchik

A mind is a terrible thing to waste. Only you can prevent forest fires. Take a bite out of crime. What do these slogans have in common?

"Innocent" Ideas That Prompted Mass Hysteria

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

On Monday, buildings throughout Manhattan's financial district were evacuated, emergency responders were inundated with panicked phone calls, and one pregnant woman had to go to the hospital afte

YouTube: What's Fair Use?

Ransom Riggs

When I was just ten months old, my father was killed in an accident.

10 More Politicians Who Changed Parties

Ethan Trex

When longtime Republican senator Arlen Spector announced earlier this week that he was ditching the GOP to become a Democrat, the news set Washington atwitter.

Creatively Speaking: Jimmy Pardo

David K. Israel

Brain Game: FLM, or MVS if you prefer

Thanks for perusing today's mental_floss Brain Game. Don't forget to check out our other great features on mentalfloss.com, including the daily 5 Questions trivia challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Forgotten Breakfast Cereals

Mario Marsicano

12 foods that should be stocked in every healthy kitchen. Please read this while I have some more bacon. * Do you remember Count Chocula and Frankenberry's lesser-known relatives?

The 5pm Quiz: Quarter Backs

Jason English

Sandy and Kara originally posted The Quarter Backs Quiz on July 2, 2007. The quiz has been taken more than 1.16 million times, from nursing homes to middle schools.

The Quick 10: Ranking 10 Peppers on the Scoville Scale

Stacy Conradt

I like hot stuff, to a certain extent. I can't tell you what my tolerance on the Scoville scale is or anything, but I'm usually down with some spice.

Schott's Vocab: Smart Writing About Words

Chris Higgins

I've been enjoying Schott's Vocab, a new blog from the New York Times. It's about words and word usement (sorry, LA Story reference).

Catching Up With The Flu: 20th Century Pandemics

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

As panic mounts over the increasing number of swine flu cases, it looks like the world is ending, with a sniffle and sneeze.

Photographers in Focus: Natalie Obermaier

Ransom Riggs

I've focused on a few other photographers here on the blog, including Troy Paiva and his amazing night photography, and Garry Winogrand's legendary street work.

2 Odd Things I Just Learned About Fish

Matt Soniak

When I'm not blogging for mental_floss, I can usually be found wearing bright orange rubber pants and gutting, cutting and selling fish at the local Whole Foods.

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