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Between The Liner Notes: 6 Things You Can Learn By Obsessing Over Album Artwork

Mark Arminio

There's something exciting about unwrapping a new CD. The sense of anticipation, the smell of the packaging, the struggle with the sticky, impossible-to-open white anti-theft strip.

Deaths ALWAYS Happen in Threes. Right?

Jason English

1. With Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett and MIchael Jackson passing away this week, I've heard dozens of references to the irrefutable "deaths happen in threes" rule.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Fire Station Blaze Embarrasses Firefighters Firefighters in Waipahu, Hawaii responded to an traffic accident, but were called back to the station -because it was on fire! Fire Capt.

Why Is Sumo Wrestling Such a Big Deal?

Eric Johnson

Quick, name a Japanese sport! Well, you probably said "sumo" because you've already read the headline of this article.

Brain Game: Monkey Suit

Well, it's been a wild week.

Morning Cup of Links: Nijinsky on Video

Miss Cellania

This optical illusion stumped me until I got to see the closeup.

R.I.P. Michael Jackson

Kara Kovalchik

He called himself the King of Pop, Fred Astaire called him "a hell of a dancer," Quincy Jones called him "Smelly," and his fans called him "amazing." Michael Jackson died

The Late Movies: Incredible Sports Clips

Mark Arminio

In honor of the United States' amazing 2-0 soccer win against Spain yesterday and the upcoming NBA draft, check out some of these insane feats of strength and skill. Here's a guy I ne

The 5pm Quiz: The Last 20 #1 Draft Picks

Jason English

It looks like Blake Griffin will be the first pick in tonight's NBA Draft.

Hummingbirds in Slow Motion

Chris Higgins

There are two little hummingbirds outside my window right now. They come for the feeder on a nearby porch (and perhaps for the view of me typing).

The Quick 10: 10 People Who Have Won a Grammy, a Tony, an Oscar and an Emmy

Stacy Conradt

It's obviously a huge accomplishment to win an Oscar, a Grammy, a Tony or an Emmy. But to win all four?

R.I.P. Farrah Fawcett

Kara Kovalchik

Farrah Fawcett was one of those rare "golden children." She was blessed with beauty from birth, and by the time she hit adolescence she'd been told "you're so pretty" s

The 16 Members of the U.S. Intelligence Community

Scott Allen

With 16 agencies and organizations working both independently and together to collect, analyze, and disseminate information in the interest of protecting U.S.

6 Songs Used to Torture & Intimidate

Danny Gallagher

Playing an annoying song over and over to get someone to spill their guts might sound like a gag from a Mel Brooks movie, but it's actually become a standard practice.

Hangover Cures from Around the World

Mangesh Hattikudur

In the new issue of mental_floss, we reported why bacon is a miracle drug when it comes to dealing with the morning after: Cure Your Hangovers—with Bacon! Ah, bacon.

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