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Weekend Links: Gazump Some of This Great Depression Slang Why Dontcha?

Allison Keene

From the Department of "Did You Know?" Hummingbirds sing with their tails. * The Smithsonian tells the story of the Viking Saga, complete with maps! and flash!

Laughter Is the Best Medicine

Meghan Holohan

While the author of the Book of Proverbs remains uncertain (most likely, King Solomon wrote it), its intent is not.

The Late Movies: A Different POV

Miss Cellania

Electronic miniaturization means we have really small digital video cameras now, and people attach them to all kinds of things to get a POV (point of view) sequence.

Not Your Momma's Cookbooks (Part 1)

Andréa Fernandes

For someone who doesn't like to cook (and who rarely cooks), I sure own a lot of cookbooks; I love seeing all the different foods that can be made.

Steven Johnson on Where Good Ideas Come From (Hint: Coffee!)

Chris Higgins

"The English coffee house was crucial to the development and spread of ... The Englightenment, ...

Five Potentially Great Power Couples (and why they never made it)

Jason Plautz


How Abraham Lincoln's Lunar Adventure Followed Him

Matt Soniak

This week we're running a series of posts by Matt Soniak about Abraham Lincoln's foray into forensic meteorology.

14 Behind The Scenes Photos

David K. Israel

Filmmaking pre CGI was quite a different endeavor—one that often required giant sets and miniatures and old-school rigged effects. Think you know Hollywood productions?

Are "Learning Styles" Backed By Scientific Evidence?

Chris Higgins

When I was in sixth grade, a psychologist came into my English class and gave us a "learning styles" test.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Drunken Moose Hides Swing Set in Tree A family in Storebro, Sweden arrived home one night to find evidence of a wildlife party.

The Truth About McHotDogs

Dan Lewis

"There's no telling what's inside a hot dog's skin," said Ray Kroc, "and our standard of quality just wouldn't permit that kind of item."

Brain Game: State Eight

At last, Free-for-all Friday is upon us. Good luck with today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game. What specific trait do the names of these eight U.S.

Morning Cup of Links: Chuck Testa

Miss Cellania

We've learned from recent research that the human brain undergoes immense changes during the teen years, which are often not finished until the mid-20s.

The Late Movies - Guess The Theme XXI

Mark Arminio

Welcome Thursday night _flossers! It's time once again for GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common...do you know what it is?

The Starship Enterprise is Made of Poplar

Chris Higgins

Last week marked the 45th anniversary of Star Trek's debut on TV.