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Brain Game: Really, Really Bad Rebus #8

Can you believe it? Really, Really Bad Rebus #8. I'm amazed it's gotten this far.

Morning Cup of Links: Indian Food Decoder

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The Untold Story of the World's Biggest Diamond Heist. The man who made off with up to $100 million in gems tells how he did it. * Eight scientists who became their own guinea pigs.

Aimee Mullins's Awesome Legs

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Aimee Mullins is an athlete, fashion model, and actor.

The 5pm Quiz: Star Chores

Chris Weber

Life on the International Space Station may seem sexy, but NASA doesn't have maid service. Astronauts have to clean up after themselves, just like the rest of us.

The Quick 10: What the Descendants of 10 Dictators Have Been Up To

Stacy Conradt

If you took my Scents and Sensibilities Quiz, you already know that Svetlana Stalin had her own line of perfume.

Obscenity vs. Profanity vs. Vulgarity: What's the Difference?

Matt Soniak

The Dilemma: You just stubbed your toe or opened your 401(k) statement and you want to let loose with some language that would make a sailor blush.

A Message From Our Publisher

Jason English

Editor's Note: Will Pearson, the co-founder, President & Publisher of mental_floss, has a favor to ask.

What's in President Obama's Portfolio?

Greg Sabin

Last week, President Obama said that buying stock is a "potentially good deal if you've got a long-term perspective on it." So, the question is, what is the President investing in?

Be Amazing: Change Your Name

Be Amazing

Whether you're looking to start your own religion, swallow a sword, quit smoking, find Atlantis, buy the Moon, sink a battleship, perform your own surgeries, or become a ninja, our new book Be Am

Making an Impression

Special Guest Star

This week we're lucky to have guest blogger Elizabeth Lunday, author of Secret Lives of Great Artists: What Your Teachers Never Told You about Master Painters and Sculptors, spilling the dirt on

Dietribes: Three Cheers for Beer!

Allison Keene

"¢ We end a slew of holiday-related Dietribes with one familiar to so many of your Flossy hearts. In honor of the forthcoming St.

6 People Who Stole from the National Archives (Besides Nicolas Cage)

Scott Allen

The National Archives and Record Administration preserves billions of government and historical documents in facilities throughout the country, including 12 presidential libraries.

Brain Game: Squeeze Play

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Why Are People Ashamed of Being Naked?

Ransom Riggs

Genesis tells us about the moment humans first "realized" they were naked, quickly followed by the moment they were first ashamed of being naked -- but it doesn't explain why humans wer

Rain: Who owns it? - How 4 states see it

David K. Israel

As water becomes harder and harder to find, especially in places like Arizona, New Mexico and California, new communities going up these days are being planned with rain water collectors for each home

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