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Why We Dream: Biological Theory Roundup

Ransom Riggs

We've all had strange dreams: as a kid I was not in the least frightened by the Count Chocula character while awake, but I suffered through many a nightmare about him, his fangs dripping chocolat

How Did You Know? - {day 1}

David K. Israel

Play for your chance to WIN a $100 shopping spree in our store! We're back with another 5-day trivia hunt! First let's meet our current champion, and big $100 winner, Daniel Wilson.

Greetings That Must be Remembered

Miss Cellania

Believe it or not, there was a time when you went down to the dime store (yes, there were such things) or drug store and bought greeting cards to send to friends and family for special occasions.

Brain Game: The Elevens Puzzle

First, examine the equation below.   Obviously, this equation is false.

Morning Cup of Links: Home Pwnership

Miss Cellania

What if the internet were a musical?

The Late Movies: Radiohead Covers

Ransom Riggs

After the Beatles, Radiohead may one day rank as the most-covered band of all time.

V.S. Ramachandran: A Neurological Theory of Artistic Experience

Chris Higgins

If you enjoyed the TED Talk I pointed to last week, How Brain Damage Reveals Brain Function, I have a treat for you. Here's a ninety-minute lecture by the same speaker (V.S.

The Quick 10: 10 Niagara Falls Daredevils

Stacy Conradt

On June 30, 1859, a French acrobat added something new to the already-dangerous trend of performing crazy stunts at Niagara Falls: he crossed its gorge on a tightrope.

5 Streaks of Futility (And How They Finally Ended)

Ethan Trex

When Yankees closer Mariano Rivera came up to bat against the Mets last night, even the legendary reliever's teammates were smiling and snickering.

Fun with Nukes: Unusual Explosions

Ransom Riggs

Maybe it's the apocalyptic mood everyone seems to be in lately -- just look at how many of this summer's blockbusters feature the End of Everything -- or North Korea's increasingly bell

mental_floss at the movies

Jason English

A back issue of mental_floss magazine is featured (or at least visible) in a movie in theaters now. Did you see it? Want to try your hand at guessing?

RIP Billy Mays

Kara Kovalchik

Last year, Kara Kovalchik wrote about Infomercial Superstars (and Where They Came From). Here's her section on Billy Mays, who will be missed: Billy Mays Cleans Up His

The Paragolfer

Miss Cellania

The Paragolfer is a motorized wheelchair that assists a paraplegic to stand up and play golf. It was developed with the input of paralyzed golfers.

Brain Game: Tim's Teams

Tim likes pro baseball, but there are six teams that he likes quite a bit more than all the others. The following list depicts five of those teams.

Armchair Field Trip: Stearns Wharf

David K. Israel

I just got back from a week in Ojai, CA, a destination worthy of its own post.

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