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Brain Game: Change Will Do You Good

Today's Brain Game deals with plain U.S. currency and coin; nothing fancy, and there are no tricks involved.

Where Are They Now? High School Kids Immortalized By Sports Illustrated

Scott Allen

Bryce Harper made news last week when the 16-year-old from Las Vegas became the first high school baseball player to be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 20 years.

The Late Movies: Wedding Proposals and Toasts Gone Wrong

Ransom Riggs

People ask other people to marry them every day.

Masterpieces: Mies van der Rohe's Seagram Building

the mag

By Eric FurmanUpon seeing the Seagram Building for the first time, you might say it simply looks like a lot of other office buildings.

A Monday Quiz Recap

Mangesh & Jason

We know, we know... we're trying to get on the ball with this "technical difficulties" thing.

Calvinball, Quidditch and other fictional sports you can play

Chris Higgins

Authors love to make up games for their fictional worlds -- but these games are typically unplayable in the real world.

10 Gorgeous Pilgrimage Sites You Need to See

Mangesh & Jason

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5 Minor TV Characters who Hijacked the Show

Kara Kovalchik

Ed note: we're having a few technical difficulties here, so we're highlighting a few best-of posts starting with this terrific one from Kara.

Mid-Morning Cup of Links (every bit as strong!)

Mario Marsicano

With Miss C. out of office this week, it took us just a little longer to get these up. Hopefully, they're enough to get your morning going. * Smile everyone...it's Monday!

The Surprisingly Humble Origins of Prom

Matt Soniak

Ah, prom. From the illicit temptation of underage drinking to the simple beauty of an over-corsaged wrist, the high school formal is an American tradition.

Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives

Ransom Riggs

Indie rock aficionados have probably heard of the band Eels, and its eclectically talented, publicity-shy frontman, Mark Oliver Everett, AKA "Mr.

Brain Game: Really Built

Today's Brain Game starts with a single letter of the alphabet and builds into a seven-letter word.

Feel Art Again Archive

Andréa Fernandes

Entering its 90th week on mentalfloss.com, "Feel Art Again" has featured more than 250 artists. It can be a little hard to remember all 250 artists, so we decided to make it easier on yo

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 Picasso of Africa: George Lilanga

Andréa Fernandes

In our quest to feature a different artist from a different country in each installment of "Feel Art Again" this month, today's post highlights George Lilanga (1934-2005).

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