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Another Side of Browns Coach Eric Mangini

Jason English

Because mental_floss has an office outside Cleveland and a couple writers from Ohio, I end up chatting a fair amount about the woeful Browns and their embattled coach, Eric Mangini.

2,000fps Slo-Mo Video of Water Drops

Chris Higgins

So it turns out that when a drop of water falls into a pool of water, some very weird things happen.

The Quick 10: 10 Lesser-Known Celebrity Couples

Stacy Conradt

I don't know about you, but I'm super sick of tabloids combining the names of celeb couples to create a new word, like Brangelina (succinct, isn't it?) and TomKat.

Why Are Barns Usually Red?

Matt Soniak

Here's a question from reader Ryan: "Why are barns painted

6 Multi-Purpose Wonder Bras

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

You might think that bras are pretty much fulfilling their function in life—they do their job and most of the time, they do it well. But lucky for us, some very creative inventors disagree.

7 False Acronyms

David K. Israel

Sure, everyone knows that SCUBA stands for Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus. And right, most of us know that AWOL stands for Absent Without Leave.

Cool Rider

Miss Cellania

We're always looking for cooler methods of transportation. Cooler, meaning it looks good, it goes fast, it's fun, and more and more it also means smaller and simpler.

Spy Gadget Contest

Jill Harness

On November 17, Make Magazine will be launching a spy gadget contest to coincide with the launch of the new Alex Rider book, Crocodile Tears.

Brain Game: Ben & Gerry?

In this age of the Internet, devout fans often refer to multi-word titles of albums, films, and TV shows by their abbreviations.

Morning Cup of Links: Computer Filth

Miss Cellania

In most societies, men are more competitive than women.

Pre-Thanksgiving Sale: 15% Off All Orders!

Mangesh & Jason

Until 11:59pm Eastern Time tonight, everything in the mental_floss store is 15% off.

The Nautical Roots of 8 Common Phrases

the mag

by Mark S. LongoThe Vikings, Columbus, the Pilgrims "¦ they all arrived here by ship. So it stands to reason that some of the phrases we use today were born on the high seas.

This Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing all week, here's what you

The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

Every year it's something - Tickle Me Elmo, Trolls, Nintendos - the "must have" toy of the season. Check out this list of the best selling Christmas toys from the last 50 years.

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English