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5 Tips for the War of 1812 Bicentennial Party You're Probably Planning

Ethan Trex

Today marks the bicentennial of the start of the War of 1812. Here are a few tips for throwing a 200th birthday

The Missing Links: How Dogs Help You Meet That Special Someone

Colin Patrick

Book Smarts At Work You know what is commonly true of people that love reading? They’re smart. So they can probably come up with a crafty way of combating their enemies.

Paul McCartney's First Girlfriend

Eddie Deezen

Dorothy "Dot" Rhone, a quiet girl from Liverpool, England, grew up with an emotionally distant mother and an abusive father who drank.

Why Online Comments are So Polarized

Chris Higgins

In this five-minute video, Ze Frank posits a theory about why online comments are so overwhelmingly positive or negative.

The Voices Behind 6 Classic Cereal Mascots

Danny Gallagher

Their faces aren't as famous as those on the boxes, but odds are you’ve heard each of these beloved cereal mascots' voices somewhere else. 1.

The Abraham Zapruder of the Rodney King Video

Kara Kovalchik

Shortly after midnight on March 3, 1991, plumbing company manager George Holliday was awakened by the sound of police sirens screaming outside of his Lake View Terrace apartment building.

Brain Game: Math Square #126

Today's Monday Math Square mentalfloss.com Brain Game challenge is full of nines (with a three thrown in for good measure).

Morning Cup of Links: Duck on the Run

Miss Cellania

Obsolete media technology is still a collection of data that can be retrieved. Watch as reel-to-reel tape is played with a credit card reader and an iPod Touch. * Twenty years after the L.A.

Why Isn't Mickey Mouse in the Public Domain?

Karl Smallwood

Image from the Patent and Trademark Museum.

The Origin of "It's 10 PM. Do You Know Where Your Children Are?"

Kara Kovalchik

"It's 10 PM.

15 Dad Facts for Father's Day

Mangesh & Jason

A few years ago, we asked some of our favorite mental_floss writers to send us their favorite dad-related facts and stories for our newsletter. Here are 15 you can use around the grill

Weekend Links: Why Smart People Can Be Stupid

Allison Keene

The New Yorker had a great article out this week about bias studies, the results of which are pretty fascinating (and go against my natural Woody Allen-esque neurotic introspection).

8 Bogus Ideas About Animals

Chris Higgins

Do lemmings really jump off cliffs? Are "daddy longlegs" the deadliest spiders, but with fangs too small to hurt you? Do dogs only see in black-and-white?

"Man of Constant Sorrow," the Blind Fiddler's Tune Everybody Knows

Chris Higgins

Bob Dylan's first national TV appearance came in March of 1963 on a program called "Folk Songs, and More Folk Songs!" He performed three songs, including "Man of Constant Sorrow,&

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you