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If You Cannibalize a Person With an Illness, Will You Get Sick?

Matt Soniak

Reader Sarah wrote in to ask, “If you eat a person who has an infectious disease, will you get the disease too? A morbid question I thought of while sitting in a doctor’s office and was too shy to

Why You Might Let Someone Crack a Coconut on your Head

Mangesh Hattikudur

It's amazing to me how many different types of Hindu ceremonies there are, and how many I'm not familiar with.

Celebrate Pi Day With Our $14.99 T-Shirt Sale!

Andréa Fernandes

*Promotional coupon only valid on regular priced t-shirts. Starts now and expires on March 14, 2012, at 11:59pm EST.

Brain Game: Dwight!

Kara's recent post about classic posters inspired today's Wednesday Wordplay challenge at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.

Morning Cup of Links: Black Market Tide

Miss Cellania

Seven reasons to avoid eating meat. Some have to do with your health, others with your sensibilities. * Check out a collection of thoughtful information and links on the Kony 2012 campaign.

The Late Movies: Entertainment Weekly's TV and Movie Reunions

Erica Palan

Starting in 2010, Entertainment Weekly began releasing reunion issues that bring together casts from beloved television shows and movies for fun photo shoots and interviews.

World War I Centennial: Balkan Secrets

Erik Sass

Installment #8: Tensions were mounting in Western Europe in the first months of 1912, as French and British leaders reacted with alarm to German plans for an arms buildup.

Why Is Chocolate Bad for Dogs?

Matt Soniak

Puppy image via ShutterstockI grew up with a series of dogs that were shameless food moochers.

The Oceans are Unexplored

Chris Higgins

In this eight-minute talk, marine biologist Dave Gallo talks about the world's oceans -- how vast they are, what's down there (that we know about), and why we should care.

Three Delicious Girl Scout Cookie Facts

the mag

This week marks the Girl Scouts' 100th anniversary.

What Happened to the NIT?

Ethan Trex

Although it will once again be overshadowed by March Madness, this year's National Invitation Tournament gets rolling tonight.

The OTHER March Madness Tournaments

Miss Cellania

The NCAA basketball tournament starts today and lasts for the rest of the month. March Madness is not limited to basketball, however.

Brain Game: Ironic?

Knowledge of the 50 state capitals will help you solve today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Tuesday Test Time challenge. Good luck! What's the only U.S.

Morning Cup of Links: Town for Sale

Miss Cellania

Eric Schlosser wrote the book Fast Food Nation ten years ago. Unfortunately, he says, our eating habits haven't changed since then. * The entire town of Buford, Wyoming, is for sale.

The Other Doctors of Doctor Who

Calli Arcale

There are eleven Doctors on Doctor Who, right? Well, yes, but not exactly. Those are the "canonical eleven" — the official Doctors. But are you familiar with some of the others? 1.