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Brain Game: Please Print

Today's 5 Questions quiz is about handprints and footprints and the like, so I built a Brain Game in the same vein.

Morning Cup of Links: Seaweed Car

Miss Cellania

According to a recent study, people who work more than 55 hours a week have poorer mental skills than those who work a standard working week.

The Greatest Interviews: F. Scott Fitzgerald Meets the New York Post

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

The Guardian has compiled a list of the greatest interviews of all time, plus some of the more interesting things that happened when the tape was no longer rolling.

6 Athletes (and a Coach) Who Lied About Their Age

Scott Allen

Age fabrication is prevalent in sports, whether the motive is to make an athlete old enough to sign a contract, young enough to be considered an elite prospect, or to meet a minimum or maximum age req

Odds/Ends: Catching Up With Mary Carmichael & Gary Condit

Jason English

'Odds/Ends' is our least popular regular feature. I mix in random facts with housekeeping announcements and updates on current and former _flossers.

The Quick 10: 10 Leaplings You Might Know

Stacy Conradt

It's not a leap year this year (it was last year), but we're coming up on the end of the February just the same.

Dietribes: Hello, Jell-O!

Allison Keene

"¢ What exactly is Jell-O?

The Strange Deaths of 20 Interesting People

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Despite our best efforts, Death, in all its myriad and weird forms, is constantly lurking around the corner. But who knew a toothpick could be so dangerous?

Losing Face: Five People Who Got New Ones

Ransom Riggs

You've probably heard about Charla Nash, the woman who recently had her face torn off by Travis the chimpanzee, who despite being able to open doors with keys, dress himself, and use a computer t

Star Trek: TNG Reedited

Chris Higgins

Jandrew Edits is a collection of TV and movie reedits. Scenes are edited and compressed in bizarre ways, creating something bizarre, nonsensical, and wonderful.

How Did You Know? - {Day 2}

David K. Israel

We're back with another 5-day trivia hunt! Again, the rules: Every remaining day this week, I'll be presenting a specific challenge.

The 25 Most Influential Books of the Past 25 Years: And the Band Played On

Mangesh & Jason

The latest issue of mental_floss just hit newsstands.

Brain Game: Numb Numbers

It's time for another Brain Game chestnut. It's fun to bring some of the classic puzzles and riddles out of the mothballs every once in a while, I think.

Morning Cup of Links: Nostalgia ain't what it used to be.

Miss Cellania

The Science of Nostalgia. Things were always better back when we didn't remember them so well. * 7 Celebrity Careers That Launched by Accident.

Père Corot

Andréa Fernandes

Jean Baptiste Camille Corot passed away 134 years ago this past Saturday. Claude Monet once said of his fellow French painter, "There is only one master here—Corot.

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