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Be Amazing: Control the Weather

Be Amazing

Whether you're looking to start your own religion, swallow a sword, quit smoking, find Atlantis, buy the Moon, sink a battleship, perform your own surgeries, or become a ninja, our new book Be Am

7 Brilliant and/or Baffling Flowcharts

Miss Cellania

In the 2007 post Fun with Flowcharts, we took a look at flowcharts and how people use them to explain widely varying processes from playing the pan flute to a dog's inner thoughts.

Brain Game: The Great Divide

If it helps, a "natural number" in this context is any positive integer.

Solve the mystery and score some Charles Todd

David K. Israel

Yesterday's Creatively Speaking interview with Charles Todd can be found right over yonder.

Morning Cup of Links: Pet AT-AT

Miss Cellania

A recently identified portrait of William Shakespeare, if genuine, would be the only true likeness we have of The Bard. And it looks better than you'd expect.

Can You Buy a Space Shuttle? (And 7 More Shuttle FAQs)

Ethan Trex

Weather permitting, the space shuttle Discovery will take off from the Kennedy Space Center on Wednesday at 9:20 p.m.

The 5pm Quiz: TV Production Tags

Kara Kovalchik

Once upon a time, TV shows opened up in full screen (no ratings sticker, no "bug" at the bottom promoting another show); they had opening credits (complete with often-catchy theme songs); th

The Quick 10: 10 People Who Died on Their Birthdays

Stacy Conradt

Something about dying on your birthday seems very neat and tidy to me. Despite this, not many people seem to manage it. But here are 10 who did:1.

Brenda Laurel on Videogames for Little Girls

Chris Higgins

In this TED Talk from February 1998, Purple Moon founder Brenda Laurel asks: why aren't there videogames for little girls, when there are so many for little boys?

$50 Challenge Winner!

Andréa Fernandes

On March 8, we announced a $50 challenge.

How to Become Invisible

Be Amazing

Whether you're looking to start your own religion, swallow a sword, quit smoking, find Atlantis, buy the Moon, sink a battleship, perform your own surgeries, or become a ninja, our new book Be Am

Be Amazing ... the Movie!

Ransom Riggs

Longtime readers may recall a number of other films I've created for mental_floss, including Famous Last Words and Attack of the Parasites!

3 Renaissance Rascals Exposed!

Special Guest Star

This week we're lucky to have Elizabeth Lunday, author of Secret Lives of Great Artists: What Your Teachers Never Told You about Master Painters and Sculptors guest blogging with us.

Creatively Speaking: Charles Todd

David K. Israel

Our Creatively Speaking interview series continues today with not one, but two authors who go by the name Charles Todd.

Barbie, 50 Years Later

Miss Cellania

Barbie turns 50 today! Inventor Ruth Handler introduced the fashion doll at the American International Toy Fair on March 9th, 1959. The doll's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.

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