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A Brief History of Breast Implants

In the Beginning

To get the real story on fake breasts, let's open In The Beginning: A Mouthwatering Guide to the Origins of Everything and turn to the page on

The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

Here's an update on the pandas that survived the China earthquake In May 2008. Cuteness factor is a little too much to handle. * 7 Architectural Wonders of the Natural World.

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

mental_floss + iPhone = Big Fat Lies!

Mangesh & Jason

Big Fat Lies! is a trivia challenge that presents you with two statements "“ one is true, the other is blatantly false. Your job is to spot the big fat lie.

Our Next Book Giveaway: Anything for a Vote

Jason English

I don't want to rush up a winner of yesterday's Darwin Awards book giveaway "“ the responses are just too good.

The Quick 10: 10 Controversial Stamps

Stacy Conradt

You wouldn't think something as small and mundane as a stamp would be much cause for controversy, but over the years, there are quite a few stamps that have upset more than just collectors.

Cheese Mites: How Cheese Eating Pests Became Cinematic Stars

David Clark

Aired in 1903, The Unseen World was a series of short films shot through microscopes -- the first "scientific" films made for the public.

A Beginner's Guide to Alternate Reality Games

Rob Lammle

In the credits on a poster for the Steven Spielberg film A.I.

5 iPhone Apps to Help You Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

Chris Higgins

As we welcome another year, many of our readers are making resolutions to improve themselves.

Friday Happy Hour: Scary Theme Parks & After-School Activities

Jason English

Welcome to the first Happy Hour of 2009! Today's topics include theme parks, after-school activities and inclement

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.

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