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Odds/Ends: 15%-Off T-Shirts & An Internship Update

Jason English

The 97th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic has come and gone, but our 15%-off t-shirt sale continues.

FREE Magazine Sneak Peek: Bungled Crimes Galore!

Mangesh & Jason

I don't know about you, but nothing makes us happier than a dumb criminal story. Which is why we commissioned a whole bunch of them for the new mental_floss, hitting stands in just 4 days!

6 of Your Favorite Local Characters

Miss Cellania

This is the fifth and final installment of a series on local characters whose fame spread by way of the internet.

Scriptcasting with John August

Ransom Riggs

I graduated from USC film school a few years ago, and one of the things I do when I'm not blogging is write screenplays (and make films, shameless plug!), but I don't blog much about writing

Brain Game: Pick Three

Herbert served as the neighborhood's local runner; he'd collect money and "Pick Three" lottery numbers from his neighbors and would then buy the tickets all at once.

Remembering Harry Kalas

David K. Israel

I don't think I've ever waxed sentimental here in all the years I've been blogging for, but with the sudden death of Hall of Fame broadcaster Harry Kalas this week, I�

Morning Cup of Links: Wolf Loves Pork

Miss Cellania

The Big Similarities & Quirky Differences Between Our Left and Right Brains.

The Best Albums from Start to Finish

Chris Higgins

The Onion A.V. Club brings us a super fun piece on albums that work best when listened to from start to finish.

The Quick 10: 10 Places I Demanded to Stop on my Road Trip

Stacy Conradt

Heeelloooo, _flossers! I'm back from my whirlwind road trip to Florida. I think we spent more time in the car than we did actually in the Sunshine State, but that's OK.

11 Celebrity Marathoners

Scott Allen

Next Monday, 25,000 people will gather in Hopkinton, Mass., for the start of the 113th Boston Marathon, the world's oldest annual marathon.

Don't let the bedbugs bite! (No, seriously.)

Ransom Riggs

Most people in the United States associate bedbugs with nursery rhymes and Depression-era flophouses, and rightly so: originally brought to America by early European colonists, they're believed t

Magazine Sneak Peek: Sharkskin Catheters and How We're Going to Save Children

Mangesh & Jason

It's bad enough that humans have spent centuries using animals to feed and clothe us. But now, we're stealing their ideas, too?

The First Time News Was Fit To Print

Jason English

It's time for another edition of The First Time News Was Fit To Print, the semi-regular feature where we travel into the archives of The New York Times and find the first time the paper covered v

Bill O'Reilly on Super Mario in 1988

Jason English

The great Jimmy Traina from Sports Illustrated just linked to this 1988 Inside Edition segment on the newfangled Nintendo craze.

Brain Game: The T-Five

Five high-school students - who play the guitar, drums, harmonica, bass, and saxophone - recently decided to get together and form a quintet.