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Best of the Blacklist

Ransom Riggs

Hollywood has a new blacklist, but it's not what you think. This time, it's good to be on the blacklist.

The next three mental_floss shirts are...

Jason English

We asked, you voted, we counted, and now three new shirt designs have been sent to the printer.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

School Drops the Word "School" Watercliffe Meadow in Sheffield, England opened in September to replace three schools, but don't call it a school.

5 Questions: Jailhouse Rock

Sandy and Kara

Even if you have never committed an offense worse than a traffic ticket, have never been to "the Big House," and have never danced with a wooden chair, don't worry.

Barbershop of Horrors: 5 Hairstyle Origins

the mag

If you've ever looked at someone's haircut and wondered who could have possibly thought that was a good idea, this one's for you. 1.

Brain Game: No-Change Change

Friday = payday for many of us, so it's a good time to offer a Brain Game all about cold, hard cash. Good luck! Your pocket is stuffed with U.S.

Morning Cup of Links: Fried Coke

Miss Cellania

The biggest full moon of 2009 will be visible this weekend. When the perigee moon is near the horizon, an illusion mixes with reality to produce a truly stunning view.

Making Colors Sing: Wassily Kandinsky

Andréa Fernandes

At the request of readers Trena, Bob the Walrus, and Leo, today's "Feel Art Again" features Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944).

Win a Copy of The Darwin Awards Next Evolution

Jason English

Today's book giveaway is a great one "“ The Darwin Awards Next Evolution: Chlorinating the Gene Pool.

Our Third Book Giveaway Winner

Jason English

I'm feeling a lot better today. Good thing, too, because I'd hate to be desperate enough to try one of your faux cold remedies.

When Good Marching Bands Go Bad

Special Guest Star

Editor's Note: The deadline for our $50,000 Tuition Giveaway is January 31.

The Quick 10: The Origins of 10 Curious Phrases

Stacy Conradt

I rattle off phrases all of the time without knowing where they really come from.

6 Unusual Things Owned by Newspapers

Ethan Trex

The Tribune Company has been in the news lately as it works towards selling off one of its prized assets, the Chicago Cubs.

Secrets of Past Elections Revealed! (1996)

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

After every presidential election since 1984, Newsweek has printed the best gossipy stories, revealing all the whining and backbiting of America's greatest spectacle.

Depressing Facts About the World's Deepest Depression

Ransom Riggs

I was as surprised as anyone to hear some very good environmental news coming out of the White House this week: the President has decided to set an enormous amount of marine real estate aside for prot

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