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How Did You Know? - {Day 5}

David K. Israel

If you've made it this far, I commend you! One more puzzle to solve and you're home free.

The 5pm Quiz: Dr. Seuss

David K. Israel

Over the past few years, we've cranked out hundreds of quizzes. Chances are you haven't aced them all just yet. We'll be re-running a quiz from the archives each day at 5pm.

The Quick 10: Juniors, IIIs and IVs

Stacy Conradt

1. Alec Baldwin is really Alexander Rae Baldwin III. Before he was a big star, he went by "Alex." 2. Tom Cruise was born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV.

Be Amazing: Visit North Korea

Be Amazing

Whether you're looking to glow in the dark, swallow a sword, quit smoking, find Atlantis, get out of jury duty, buy the Moon, sink a battleship, perform your own surgeries, or become a ninja, our

The Tone-Deaf Man Who Invented Karaoke

In the Beginning

Given how many horrendous karaoke performances we've been subjected to, we weren't at all surprised to learn that the guy who invented the karaoke machine can't sing, can't read mu

Heated Mighty Pants

Miss Cellania

By March, I am very tired of cold temperatures, and looking for ways to make next winter more tolerable.

Crittercam

Ransom Riggs

Invented by a National Geographic marine biologist in 1987, the "crittercam" is a small camera rig that can be attached to a wide range of animals, allowing scientists to study never-before-

Brain Game: One, Two, Three, Spit

Before today's Brain Game, a heartfelt salute to the late Paul Harvey. Perhaps more than anyone else, he's the man who got me interested in journalism, trivia, and storytelling.

Morning Cup of Links: Ugly Bat Boy

Miss Cellania

A school teacher went for a jog and the next thing she knows, she's been rescued from New York Harbor -three weeks later.

The Origins of 8 High-Tech Names

Rob Lammle

You know the names, but do you know where those names came from? Here are the stories behind the naming of TiVo, BlackBerry and more — including what they were almost called. 1.

The mental_floss store

Mangesh & Jason

Some Strange Guy: Steve McCurry

Andréa Fernandes

On Tuesday, American photographer Steve McCurry celebrated his 59th birthday.

Upcoming: $50 Challenge

Andréa Fernandes

Get your magazines (March/April '09 issue) handy and come back next weekend for our $50 challenge.

The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

Flossy faithful Merinda sent in a plethora of great links this week, starting with this shocker: Did Google Earth find Atlantis?

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

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