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How to Quit Smoking

Be Amazing

Whether you're looking to start your own religion, swallow a sword, crack an unsolved murder, find Atlantis, buy the Moon, sink a battleship, perform your own surgeries, or become a ninja, our ne

News About Our 'Most Influential Books' Issue

Jason English

Neely Harris, editor-in-chief of mental_floss magazine, snapped this picture in a Birmingham Barnes & Noble yesterday.

Life After Death - A Philosophical Discussion

Chris Higgins

In today's geeky web video, Professor Shelly Kagan of Yale asks some huge questions: is there life after death? Well...to answer this, Kagan backs up and asks: what is a person?

3 Modern Artists and the Politics that Affected Their Work

Special Guest Star

This week we're lucky to have guest blogger Elizabeth Lunday, author of Secret Lives of Great Artists: What Your Teachers Never Told You about Master Painters and Sculptors, spilling the dirt on

Lunchtime Quiz: Who's More Stylish?

Jason Plautz

I'm not exactly what you'd consider a stylish guy; I'm set with a pair of jeans and a hooded sweatshirt. But the people in this quiz are a little more fashion-minded.

TV Shows that Didn't Cut it Across the Pond

Kara Kovalchik

Last week we looked at a few Britcoms that had been successfully co-opted by U.S. television producers.

8 Weird Sea Creatures

Miss Cellania

More and more often, humans are discovering weird marine life that would tax even Dr. Suess' imagination.

The instrument behind the adults on the Peanuts

David K. Israel

Ever wonder what instrument was used to make that funny sound of the adults talking on the Peanuts cartoons?

Brain Game: Really, Really Bad Rebus #8

Can you believe it? Really, Really Bad Rebus #8. I'm amazed it's gotten this far.

Morning Cup of Links: Indian Food Decoder

Miss Cellania

The Untold Story of the World's Biggest Diamond Heist. The man who made off with up to $100 million in gems tells how he did it. * Eight scientists who became their own guinea pigs.

Aimee Mullins's Awesome Legs

Chris Higgins

Aimee Mullins is an athlete, fashion model, and actor.

The 5pm Quiz: Star Chores

Chris Weber

Life on the International Space Station may seem sexy, but NASA doesn't have maid service. Astronauts have to clean up after themselves, just like the rest of us.

The Quick 10: What the Descendants of 10 Dictators Have Been Up To

Stacy Conradt

If you took my Scents and Sensibilities Quiz, you already know that Svetlana Stalin had her own line of perfume.

Obscenity vs. Profanity vs. Vulgarity: What's the Difference?

Matt Soniak

The Dilemma: You just stubbed your toe or opened your 401(k) statement and you want to let loose with some language that would make a sailor blush.

A Message From Our Publisher

Jason English

Editor's Note: Will Pearson, the co-founder, President & Publisher of mental_floss, has a favor to ask.

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