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Golden Girls Bloopers

Chris Higgins

On September 14, 1985, The Golden Girls premiered on NBC. Twenty-six years later, we have lost all of the show's stars except America's sweetheart, Betty White.

Abraham Lincoln: Amazing Wrestler

Matt Soniak

This week we're running a series of posts by Matt Soniak about Abraham Lincoln's foray into forensic meteorology.

Did Dr. Watson Really Write Sherlock Holmes?

Jason Plautz

A few years ago, a poll found that 58 percent of British teenagers thought Sherlock Holmes was a real person (meanwhile, 47 percent thought that Richard the Lionheart was not).

mental_floss Gets Curbed

David K. Israel

If you're a fan of Curb Your Enthusiasm and you watched the season finale this past sunday night, you might have noticed a mental_floss cameo appearance.

8 American Snacks & Their Foreign Flavors

Jill Harness

It doesn’t matter what country you live in, you’ve undoubtedly encountered your share of American junk foods.

A Video Game Made of Cardboard

Chris Higgins

Here's a video game (a sort of ultra-simplified Super Mario Bros) made using paper, some motorized rollers, a speaker, a knob, a cardboard box, and an intriguing little circuit board thingy calle

Miranda Piker and the Chocolate Factory

Dan Lewis

Dan Lewis runs the popular daily newsletter Now I Know (“Learn Something New Every Day, By Email”).

Brain Game: First Five

Good luck with today's Wednesday Wordplay challenge at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game: The blanks in each of the following words can be filled with some combination of the letters A, B, C, D,

Morning Cup of Links: Shopping Duck

Miss Cellania

Vladimir Putin, Action Man.

I Wish I Were an Oscar Mayer Wiener(mobile Driver)

Stacy Conradt

I was driving to work the other day when I spotted the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile parked across the street. I actually turned the car around to get a picture of it.

The Late Movies: Songs About Guys Named Johnny—Readers Choice

Erica Palan

Last week, I rounded up some songs about guys named Johnny. And then, the awesome members of the Mental Floss community did what they do best: suggested tons more!

The Centaur that Killed the Common Cold

Brett Savage

A promising series of tests of a new antiviral drug has researchers so jazzed up about its potential success that they're throwing around wild mythology-inspired comparisons to herald its ingenio

Puzzle-Master Will Shortz on Table Tennis

Chris Higgins

I've been hearing Will Shortz on NPR for years, doing the Sunday puzzle.


David K. Israel

In my ongoing attempt to keep you up-to-date with the coolest Web sites going live each month, today I'm writing about Foodiacs.com.

The Food Pyramid's Circular Ancestor

Ethan Trex

The United States Department of Agriculture's food guide pyramid and its successor, MyPyramid, have been helping Americans make healthy, balanced dietary decisions since 1992.