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Your Fact Fix


Brain Game: Daddy-O

Today's Brain Game is an easier-than-most Word Ladder.

Morning Cup of Links: Fathers Day Edition

Miss Cellania

When you think you hate your job, think about the guy who dives into the sewers of Mexico City.

Death Metal Louis Armstrong and Smooth Jazz Metallica

Ransom Riggs

So there's this dude on YouTube, a really talented musician, who re-records famous songs and switches their genres around.

The Late Movies: Sports Reenactments

Mark Arminio

Certain moments in sports have a way of staying with us through the years. We remember them by name and date and the emotions surrounding them.

Want to Relive Your Favorite Movies?

Jill Harness

If you're looking to relive your favorite action or horror movie, you're in luck.

The Number of the Day: 18

Will Treece

Welcome to our new daily feature! Since we're borrowing the 'Number of the Day' concept from Sesame Street, we figured we'd start with a Sesame Street stat. Mr.

Skullcaps: The Pope's vs. a Rabbi's - What's the difference?

David K. Israel

Cardinals wear red ones. The Pope wears a white one. Rabbis often wear black ones. What's the difference? Well, in this case, form does not follow function. Let's start with rabbis.

More on IBM's Jeopardyputer

Chris Higgins

I mentioned Watson, IBM's Jeopardy-playing computer, back in February. But the details were a little thin back then.

Extreme Backyard Thrills

Miss Cellania

While some families are putting helmets and knee pads on their children in order to ride a bicycle, others are installing trampolines in the backyard.

Adam Cadre's Lyttle Lytton Contest

Will Treece

Thanks for the warm welcome, everybody! For my inaugural mental_floss post, I think I'll just direct everyone to one of my all-time favorite places on the internet.

Brain Game: Switcheroo

If you place these 11 three-letter groups in the correct order, you'll form three 11-letter words reading top-to-bottom.

New Fridge Concept is Awesome, Scary

Ransom Riggs

Here's a "cool" idea for a refrigerator (heh) which actually doesn't use cooling at all to keep food fresh.

Morning Cup of Links: Lego World Cup

Miss Cellania

How to keep someone with you forever. If you've haven't yet been a victim of this sick system, it's only because you are young.

The Late Movies: Beck's Record Club Covers INXS's "Kick"

Chris Higgins

Beck Hansen has assembled a "Record Club" club which covers favorite songs and posts videos of the cover songs online.

The Quick 10: Happy Bloomsday!

Stacy Conradt

Happy Bloomsday!! If you're not a James Joyce aficionado (or if you're not familiar with obscure holidays), June 16 is the day all of the events in Joyce's Ulysses take place.