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This Penguin Would Like You to Knit Him a Sweater

Jill Harness

Penguins might not need any help staying warm, but they still rely on sweaters to save their lives after oil spills.

Invitation to an Assassination

Colin Patrick

Even the most mundane moments in the life of an iconic figure can instantly become transformed into a timeless event, rife with symbolism and capable of sparking a historic ripple effect.

Andy Rooney, Re-Edited

Chris Higgins

As we've all heard, Andy Rooney has retired. But his body of work is vast, including 1,097 of his iconic 60 Minutes commentaries.

Why Are the Letters in ABC Order?

Matt Soniak

The alphabet, as best as historians can tell, got its start in ancient Egypt sometime in the Middle Bronze Age, but not with the Egyptians.

Brain Game: Math Square #94

Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game: a Monday Math Square. Good luck! The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9.

Morning Cup of Links: Killing Dreams

Miss Cellania

Mrs. A.J. Young and five of her 11 children worked in the mills of Tifton, Georgia in the early 20th century. Joe Manning found out what became of Catherine Young and her Family.

What Happened to Marie Antoinette's Kids?

Jason English

Marie Antoinette went to the guillotine on this date in 1793. Here's a look at what happened to her

Party with Frankie & Annette: The 7 Official Beach Party Movies

Eddie Deezen

In the 1960s, a unique genre of movies came into the world: the "beach party movies." The inevitable ingredients included several attractive "teenagers" (and I use the term loosely

Weekend Links: The Robot Revolution Update - We Will Fight Them on the Beaches!

Allison Keene

A frightening(ly fascinating) update on the Robot Revolution. Kinetic sculptor and artist Theo Jansen builds 'strandbeests' from yellow plastic tubing, which evolve over time.

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you missed: 1.

Weekend Links: The Origins of Popular Monsters

Allison Keene

Starting things off in a big way with this time-lapse trifecta: a photographer captures a meteor, the Milky way and the Northern Lights all in one shot.

6 Comic Con-troversies

Haley Sweetland Edwards

With the New York Comic Con under way, we thought we’d remind you that these brilliant, geeky get-togethers can mean more than just costumes and coveted signatures on first-edition books.

The Late Movies: Hugh Laurie

Miss Cellania

My husband is a House fan. He didn't believe me when I told him Hugh Laurie was a British comedian. I had to show him some clips.

At the Libraries: The People's Library

Miss Kathleen

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a