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What Defects the FDA Allows in 11 Types of Food

Haley Sweetland Edwards

10 Retro Illustrations of Pop Culture Icons

David K. Israel

Illustrator Tom Whalen has a thing for retro design. Check out these awesome posters featuring characters from movies, video games and tv shows we love. Have a favorite?

THAT IS ALL, John Hodgman's Final Book of Complete World Knowledge

Chris Higgins

Photo by Brantley Gutierrez. John Hodgman's third and final book of complete world knowledge, That is All, hits bookstore shelves today, 11/1/11.

10 Cool Underground Hotels

Miss Cellania

My husband and I were watching some apocalyptic group building an underground shelter on TV, and I remarked that living underground is quite cozy and pleasant -as long as you have ready access to the

6 Saints With Rather Intense Stories

Jill Harness

November 1st is All Saints Day, a day to commemorate all the saints, known and unknown. In recognition, here are the stories of six known saints. 1 & 2. Perpetua and

Brain Game: Big MO

Hi there! It's Tuesday Test Time here at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game. Two different U.S. states - Tennessee and Missouri - each border 8 other states.

Morning Cup of Links: Rabbit Hopping Championships

Miss Cellania

The world now has seven billion people. A video from NPR helps us to visualize how that happened so quickly. * The 25 Best Pictures From The 2011 European Rabbit Hopping Championships.

6 Famous Novels Penned in Under a Month

Jill Harness

It’s National Novel Writing Month! Some people criticize the concept, claiming that novels written in under a month aren’t going to be worth the paper they're printed on.

Tony LaRussa's Place in Game Show History

Colin Patrick

On Friday, Tony LaRussa won the third World Series championship of his 33-year Major League managing career.

Our Readers' Best Halloween Costumes

Andréa Fernandes

At the beginning of the month, we asked for photos of your best Halloween costumes — the geeky ones, the nerdy ones, the ones of which you're particularly proud.

4 BR, 2 BA, 1 Ghost: What the Law Says About Selling Haunted Houses

Matt Soniak

My girlfriend and I have been watching FX’s new horror-drama American Horror Story for the last few weeks (we agree that it’s OK, and any shortcomings are made up for by the presence of Mrs.

The Extraordinary Catalog of Peculiar Inventions

Chris Higgins

Julia Suits has assembled a book filled with ads for real prank machines used in fraternal lodges in the early part of the 20th century, complete with an introduction by David Copperfield.

The Making of Michael Jackson's Thriller

Colin Patrick

When the 14-minute long short film known simply as Michael Jackson’s Thriller came out back in 1983, it forever revolutionized the music video industry.

Heavy Duty Rock and Roll

David K. Israel

I was at The Los Angeles County Museum of Art yesterday and there was some construction going on.

10 Great Crafts to Make Your DIY Halloween Extra Spooky

Jill Harness

Decorating for Halloween can be a lot of fun, but it can also get down right expensive, especially if you want a lot of variety.