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31 Old Timey Slang Terms for "Informant"

Erin McCarthy

We’ve used the term “rat” to refer to an informer since approximately 1910. But criminals have many more names for snitches.

Yippee Pi Day! And a Happy B-Day to Our Favorite Genius!

Jamie Spatola

Culmination of store.mentalfloss.com Pi Day Celebration

Why is University of Delaware's Mascot a Fighting Blue Hen?

Hannah Keyser

The image of a hen, fighting or otherwise, is not really evocative of strength, or intimidation, or any other attributes sports teams aspire to embody.

5 Terrific Teachers

Chris Higgins

11 Unserious Photos of Albert Einstein

Roma Panganiban

Even geniuses like to have a little fun once in a while, and father of modern physics Albert Einstein is no exception.

Morning Cup of Links: Pope Francis' First Year

Miss Cellania

5 Questions: Blackjack Table

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7 Strange Things Swallowed by Whales

Brooks Hays

Some whales are adventuresome eaters.

All the Doctors Seen in 10 Completely Different Ways

Miss Cellania

How Quickly Society Adopts New Technologies

Jason English

The Economist created this chart showing how quickly one-quarter of the U.S. population got on board with various technological advances.

The Missing Links: Colin Powell's 60-Year-Old Selfie

Colin Patrick

The 50-Year History of Lucky Charms, in 65 Marbits

Jennifer M Wood

As the true breakfast of champions celebrates its 50th birthday, we’re looking back at all the marshmallow bits—“marbits” to the initiated—that have appeared in Lucky Charms over the years.

How the Kannapolis Intimidators Got Their Name

Hannah Keyser

Through Opening Day, we'll be looking at the stories behind some of the greatest team names in Minor League Baseball.

Sensory Fiction: Read Your Books and Feel Them Too

Meghan Holohan

In Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, good citizens attend the feelies—movies that allow them to feel the warmth of a bear rug or the flutter of a kiss.

11 TV Shows That Changed Their Opening Theme Songs

Rudie Obias

Our connections to popular TV shows run deeper than their storylines and characters—we're also usually fond of our favorite show's theme music. But sometimes, those songs changed.