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Layer Tennis: Art as Competition

Chris Higgins

We've discussed Layer Tennis before: it's a live online competition in which graphic designers trade art back and forth, building upon and changing the art during each fifteen-minute turn,

The Quick 10: 10 Facts About the Concorde

Stacy Conradt

Wikipedia says March 27, 1970, was first-ever flight of the Concorde. Not the program on HBO, I mean, but the actual jet.

(4) Aristotle vs. (5) Marie Curie

Tournament of Genius

(4) Aristotle Aristotle's academic lineage alone is enough to get him into the tournament. He was Plato's brightest pupil and tutored a young Alexander the Great.

The Unfinished Tribute to Crazy Horse

David Clark

This week, David Clark is our tour guide as we take a closer look at some of America's greatest monuments.

(1) Thomas Jefferson vs. (8) John Stuart Mill

Tournament of Genius

(1) Thomas Jefferson The scouting report on our third president is awe-inspiring. Declarer of Independence. Purchaser of Louisiana. Designer of buildings. Founder of universities.

How Did You Know? - {day 3}

David K. Israel

Play for your chance to WIN a $100 shopping spree in our store! If you didn't hear, we're back with a totally redesigned, and retooled Trivia Hunt! Over the last 14 months, How Did You K

7 Fascinating Local Characters

Miss Cellania

In response to the post How to Be a Local Character, mental_floss readers contributed many names of characters who found fame in cities across the country and around the world.

Brain Game: Quick Change Artist

Meet Hal. He's a successful commercial artist. He's also the guy at work who never seems to have change for a dollar for the vending machine.

What 8 Classic TV Shows Were Almost Called

Kara Kovalchik

Just like films, TV shows often go through several name changes from original concept to pilot script to pitch meeting to "We think it would be more marketable if you called it"¦.." He

Morning Cup of Links: Killing Peeps

Miss Cellania

Who Really Discovered the North Pole? Was it Robert E. Peary in 1909 or Dr. Frederick A. Cook in 1908? * 100 Ways to Kill a Peep.

(2) William Shakespeare vs. (7) General MacArthur

Tournament of Genius

(2) William Shakespeare You may remember Shakespeare as arguably the greatest and most influential author. That should about do it. What, you want more?

Historical Libraries Closing Nationwide

Chris Higgins

My local historical society (Oregon Historical Society) has fallen on hard times lately, and recently closed its research library, temporarily permanently laying off most of its librarians (update: 15

The Gateway Arch (And Why It's Not Fascist)

David Clark

This week, David Clark is our tour guide as we take a closer look at some of America's greatest monuments.

The 5pm Quiz: Celebrity Birth Names

David K. Israel

In the case of these 10 celebrities, the name you know them by is NOT the name they were born with. Will the real Bono please stand up?! Pick the birth name that is closest to correct.

The Quick 10: 10 Famous Spare Parts (or missing parts)

Stacy Conradt

I'm disturbingly interested in medical oddities (I know I'm not the only one out there, flossers), and the fact that these belong to people we know make them even more interesting.

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