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What Happened to Weird?

Ransom Riggs

Despite the number of paranormal investigation reality shows on the air these days -- which I'd wager have been multiplying recently more because they're inexpensive to produce than because

How Did You Know? - {Day 3}

David K. Israel

We're back with another 5-day trivia hunt! Again, the rules: Every remaining day this week, I'll be presenting a specific challenge.

Duct Tape Prom

Miss Cellania

Every year, Duck brand duct tape sponsors a contest called Stuck at Prom, in which high school students design and create their own prom attire using duct tape.

The 25 Most Influential Books of the Past 25 Years: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

Mangesh & Jason

The latest issue of mental_floss just hit newsstands.

Photos: People at Work

Chris Higgins

Last week, the awesome photography blog The Big Picture turned its lens on People at Work, showing an incredible series of forty-five large photos of people in their workplaces.

Brain Game: Please Print

Today's 5 Questions quiz is about handprints and footprints and the like, so I built a Brain Game in the same vein.

Morning Cup of Links: Seaweed Car

Miss Cellania

According to a recent study, people who work more than 55 hours a week have poorer mental skills than those who work a standard working week.

The Greatest Interviews: F. Scott Fitzgerald Meets the New York Post

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

The Guardian has compiled a list of the greatest interviews of all time, plus some of the more interesting things that happened when the tape was no longer rolling.

6 Athletes (and a Coach) Who Lied About Their Age

Scott Allen

Age fabrication is prevalent in sports, whether the motive is to make an athlete old enough to sign a contract, young enough to be considered an elite prospect, or to meet a minimum or maximum age req

Odds/Ends: Catching Up With Mary Carmichael & Gary Condit

Jason English

'Odds/Ends' is our least popular regular feature. I mix in random facts with housekeeping announcements and updates on current and former _flossers.

The Quick 10: 10 Leaplings You Might Know

Stacy Conradt

It's not a leap year this year (it was last year), but we're coming up on the end of the February just the same.

Dietribes: Hello, Jell-O!

Allison Keene

"¢ What exactly is Jell-O?

The Strange Deaths of 20 Interesting People

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Despite our best efforts, Death, in all its myriad and weird forms, is constantly lurking around the corner. But who knew a toothpick could be so dangerous?

Losing Face: Five People Who Got New Ones

Ransom Riggs

You've probably heard about Charla Nash, the woman who recently had her face torn off by Travis the chimpanzee, who despite being able to open doors with keys, dress himself, and use a computer t

Star Trek: TNG Reedited

Chris Higgins

Jandrew Edits is a collection of TV and movie reedits. Scenes are edited and compressed in bizarre ways, creating something bizarre, nonsensical, and wonderful.

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