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The Late Movies: Intimate Performances by Famous Musicians

Allison Lex

Becoming an international music sensation doesn’t mean you are restricted to performing only for crowds of thousands.

Weekend Links: Vintage Vaudeville Ventriloquists

Allison Keene

Huzzah and kudos to the Oxford comma, who lives to see another day (except for those of us who publish under AP Style guidelines).

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

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

Weekend Links: Happy Odd Day

Allison Keene

From Jan, a Film Creature List paying tribute to the stop-motion magician Ray Harryhausen. (Hint: when you click the pictures they turn into mini-movies and include explanations).

Spies Like Us: Spying without Spies

David K. Israel

The alternatives to HUMINT, or human intelligence, include remote sensors that do the spy's work, but from a distance.

The Late Movies: Space Shuttles

Miss Cellania

With this morning's launch of Atlantis, we are coming to the close of NASA's Space Shuttle Program.

6 Revolutionary Groups That Robbed Their Country's Banks

Erik Sass

© ALI HAIDER/epa/Corbis Back in May, The Washington Post reported that Libyan rebels had obtained funds by “liberating” government assets worth $505 million in the Central Bank of Libya’s Benghazi

Your Favorite Childhood Ice Cream Treats

Jason English

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.

The Most Prolific Fathers in History

Jill Harness

Did you know that King Mongkut of Siam, the real-life inspiration for The King & I, sired an amazing 81 children?

Isaac Asimov Interviewed by Bill Moyers

Chris Higgins

In 1988, Bill Moyers interviewed Isaac Asimov, when Asimov's Prelude to Foundation was released.

7 Video Game Controversies Not Involving Grand Theft Auto or Mortal Kombat

Rob Lammle

With the recent Supreme Court ruling that video games are a form of Free Speech protected by the First Amendment, it seems like a good time to look back at some of the controversies that led the natio

Sorry, Kids

Jason English

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Use #532 for Old Found Photographs: Indie Band

Ransom Riggs

I thought I'd seen or done just about everything you could do with old found photos -- collect them obsessively, cut them up and make collages, invent stories about them, make freaky digital art

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Banana Attacks Gorilla The Wireless Center, a Verizon outlet in Strongsville, Ohio, was staging a promotion on June 29th featuring their mascot, a man dressed as a gorilla.

Brain Game: Tai's Guitars

Welcome to Free-for-all Friday at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.

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