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The Missing Links: Crazier Than You Recall

Colin Patrick

10 Movies that Premiered at Sundance 20 Years Ago

Rudie Obias

Since 1978, the Sundance Film Festival has been a launching point for independent filmmakers and a staple of American cinema.

Grave Sightings: Jack Daniel

Stacy Conradt

After realizing that there are a lot of taphophiles (cemetery and/or tombstone enthusiasts) out there, I’m finally putting my archive of interesting tombstones to good use.

Brain Game: Name the Name

Sandy Wood

33 Fascinating Stories Behind Famous Songs

Jason English

In this week's episode of mental_floss on YouTube, The Gregory Brothers stop by to share a little music history.

5 Writers Who Took Romantic Revenge in Print

Shannon McKenna Schmidt Joni Rendon

Rather than forgive and forget, these wordsmiths used their poison pens to deliver a healthy dose of literary revenge.

How Vinyl Records Are Made

Chris Higgins

Hey, want a 20-minute documentary from the '50s on how vinyl records are made? We've got one!

8 Great Unfinished Masterpieces

Some creators say a work of art is never finished, merely abandoned. Others would point out that seriously, these aren’t finished.

Morning Cup of Links: Jelly Belly Flavor Cocktails

Miss Cellania

11 Inscriptions on Old Buildings That Tell It Like It Is

Arika Okrent

Most inscriptions favor fancy Latin proverbs and religious scripture, but sometimes people get creative.

5 Questions: Name's a City 2

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The Most Interesting Comics of the Week

Rich Barrett

At long last, Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman's lost classic from the '80s - Miracleman - sees the light of day.

How Abraham Lincoln Was Like a Two-Year-Old

John Green wrote tons of great pieces in his early days as a mental_floss contributor, and the “Not So Different After All” chapter in our book What’s the Difference might have been our favorite.

Movies Where Russians Were the Bad Guys

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Say what you will about the Cold War, but at least it gave us some great movie villains. How well do you remember the Soviet adversaries in these movies?

World War I Centennial: Russians Weigh War Against Turkey

Erik Sass

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