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Dietribes: Gum Control

Allison Keene

"¢ "Chewing gum may be a $19 billion industry, but it's not a universally accepted practice.

Congrats to the Hoover High Mathletes

Jason English

The Hoover High School Math Team from Hoover, Alabama—our founder Will Pearson's alma mater—recently finished 8th at the national Mu Alpha Theta Conference, so we sent them ou

Still Following the Yellow Brick Road (After 70 Years)

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

It was 70 years ago today that The Wizard of Oz premiered at The Strand Theatre in the little lakeside town of Oconomowoc, Wis. The film, based on the hugely popular children's series by L.

Judging Books by their Covers: 10 Unforgettable Designs

David K. Israel

If you're a fan of this blog, you probably like to read. A lot. And you probably have your own favorite book jacket designs.

Brain Game: Bra, Rain, and In

Thanks for taking a crack at the Brain Game. Today, we ask you for a simple five-letter word. What could be easier than that?

Morning Cup of Links: Decidophobia

Miss Cellania

It's the wild west of the internet, where anonymous users invent new memes, plot hack attacks, and post child porn. Find out what really goes on at 4chan, without having to actually go to 4chan.

The Late Movies: SNL Audition Tapes

Jason English

Tonight's movies are a little later than usual. Mangesh and I were off gallivanting at the launch party for Afar Magazine—a unique celebration for what looks like a cool magazine.

The Quick 10: 10 of Edison's Other Inventions

Stacy Conradt

Thomas Edison was a busy guy "“ you know he invented the incandescent lightbulb and the phonograph, of course, but he also had 1,092 other patents to his name (although some were inventions of hi

The 5pm Quiz: Name the EU in 10 Minutes

Jason English

Yesterday, we tested your knowledge of state capitals. Tonight's quiz, which was suggested by reader Tucker Cummings, jumps across the pond.

Werner Herzog Hosts a Cooking Show

Chris Higgins

Some friends of mine lampoon German director Werner Herzog in this new web series, Cooking With Werner.

Documentaries I Like: The Greenmarket: One Farmer's Story

Chris Higgins

Are you into farmer's markets? I love them primarily because you get fresh, local food -- but it's also great because you can actually interact with the people who grow your food.

A Brief History of Shaving

Ethan Trex

Most of us pick up a razor at least every couple of days, and although shaving's a little tedious, it's not too much of a hassle. It hasn't always been quite so easy, though.

Join Our Fantasy Football League (Plus a Quiz)

Jason English

Some members of the mental_floss staff have gotten together to form a fantasy football league. If you'd like to play along with us, we have two spots available for readers.

Look What the Dog Swallowed!

Miss Cellania

It's been said that dogs will eat anything, whether it tastes good or not, and regardless of whether it is edible. Some dogs not only eat weird things, but they eat as much of it as they can.

Brain Game: Who's Buying Lunch?

Today's Brain Game is a 5x5x5 logic puzzle with a little twist - one of the sets of matches aren't provided in advance; you'll have to figure them out yourself.

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