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Spira: The Foam Car

Miss Cellania

The Spira foam car is a the brainchild of Lon Ballard, who began the project by looking for ways to incorporate vehicle safety technology for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcycle riders as well as

Brain Game: Where's the Love?

If today's offering seems like a trivia question, it is. But the circumstances surrounding it are astounding (at least to me).

Top 11 Live Web Cams

David K. Israel

Live Web cams have changed in the last couple years.

Morning Cup of Links: Time Travel Rules

Miss Cellania

How an economics reporter for the New York Times became a typical victim of the mortgage crisis.

Meet Our New Interns!

Jason English

We're very excited about this year's crop of summer interns, who will be clocking in for the first time on June 1st. Here's a little bit about our new

10 American Car Brands That Went Under

Greg Sabin

After the recent announcement that Chrysler would be going into bankruptcy, the discontinuation of the Pontiac line, and the imminent demise of GM's Saturn, let's take a look back at some ot

The Weekly Recap

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you missed: Top 5 Stories Originally Posted This

The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

So Miss C already posted the link to the trailer for Mega Shark versus Giant Octopus, but I have another YouTube treasure to share. Hawk Jones - a movie made up entire of kids ... and it shows.

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

The Late Movies: The Rat Pack

Mario Marsicano

Have you heard the latest Frank Sinatra news? Martin Scorsese has signed on to direct the biopic. Martie wants his boy Leo DiCaprio to star, but the studio wants Johnny Depp.

Levitating Frogs May Destroy Everything*

Chris Higgins

So let's say you've got a high-energy magnetic field.

The Quick 10: Happy Birthday, L. Frank Baum!

Stacy Conradt

Happy Birthday to L. Frank Baum, who would have been 153 today. To honor the man behind the man behind the curtain, I thought we'd check out some details of his rather interesting life. 1.

Looking for something to do in Brooklyn tonight?

Mangesh & Jason

Our friends at New Amsterdam Records are throwing a release party tonight for Nadia Sitora's debut album, first things first.

Win a Copy of Origins of the Specious

Jason English

Last May, we welcomed grammar legend Patricia T. O'Conner as a guest blogger. She has a new book out, and for today's Friday Happy Hour, we have two copies to give away.

10 Great American Animal Races

Mario Marsicano

Growing up in upstate New York, my dad and I would go to the Saratoga Races every August. There's nothing like watching your horse come around the final turn, battling for the lead.

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