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Morning Cup of Links: Parrot Panic

Miss Cellania

The Parrot Panic of 1930. Psittacosis spread faster by journalism than it ever did by infection.

The Weekend Links: Kid History

Allison Keene

Today is the 10-year anniversary of the attacks of 9-11 in the U.S., and the LIFE galleries are displaying some of the most powerful photos from that day, as well as a number of other related gallerie

11 Other Big Events That Also Occurred on September 11th

Matthew Hickman

Even before the tragic attacks of 2001, some pretty noteworthy events had occurred on September 11th.

September 11th and the Hospitable People of Gander, Newfoundland

Ethan Trex

In the immediate aftermath of the September 11th attacks, our Canadian neighbors sprang into action to help clear American airspace of any other potentially dangerous flights.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you missed: 1. 40 Behind the Scenes Star Wars Photos, by David K. Israel * 2.

The Weekend Links: The Real-Life Iron Man Suit

Allison Keene

The Apollo 18 mission may be Hollywood fabrication, but how close is it to having actually been truth?

The Absurdities of Encyclopedia Brown

Miss Kathleen

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.

The Late Movies: Sweded Films

Miss Cellania

In the 2008 movie Be Kind Rewind, Jack Black refilmed, or "sweded" popular movies on the cheap instead of buying them.

These animations will make you cry

Mangesh Hattikudur

The good folks at Story Corps have recorded a series of touching -- and utterly heartbreaking-- stories from the families of 9/11 victims, and then animated the recordings to beautiful effect.

We Are All Americans: The World's Response to 9/11

Haley Sweetland Edwards

In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, people all over the world stood shoulder-to-shoulder in mourning, solidarity, sympathy and friendship with the people of the United States.

Follow @mental_floss on Twitter: Amazing Facts, 140 Characters at a Time

Jason English

Follow @mental_floss. You'll like

9 Looks at History re-imagined with Monsters

David K. Israel

Some narratives can’t be found in history books. That's the kind of stuff we love here at the _floss.

4 Old Men Who Played College Football

Ethan Trex

College football is usually a young man’s game, but occasionally an old timer finds his way onto the field.

Where Were You on 9/11?

Jason English

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.

Archive Team: A Distributed Preservation of Service Attack

Chris Higgins

Jason Scott is my favorite archivist; I've written about his work on early LOL Cats, Computer Beach Party, his BBS Documentary, and his talk at Defcon 18 about inter-(software)-pirate battles.