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10 More Politicians Who Changed Parties

Ethan Trex

When longtime Republican senator Arlen Spector announced earlier this week that he was ditching the GOP to become a Democrat, the news set Washington atwitter.

Creatively Speaking: Jimmy Pardo

David K. Israel

Brain Game: FLM, or MVS if you prefer

Thanks for perusing today's mental_floss Brain Game. Don't forget to check out our other great features on mentalfloss.com, including the daily 5 Questions trivia challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Forgotten Breakfast Cereals

Mario Marsicano

12 foods that should be stocked in every healthy kitchen. Please read this while I have some more bacon. * Do you remember Count Chocula and Frankenberry's lesser-known relatives?

The 5pm Quiz: Quarter Backs

Jason English

Sandy and Kara originally posted The Quarter Backs Quiz on July 2, 2007. The quiz has been taken more than 1.16 million times, from nursing homes to middle schools.

The Quick 10: Ranking 10 Peppers on the Scoville Scale

Stacy Conradt

I like hot stuff, to a certain extent. I can't tell you what my tolerance on the Scoville scale is or anything, but I'm usually down with some spice.

Schott's Vocab: Smart Writing About Words

Chris Higgins

I've been enjoying Schott's Vocab, a new blog from the New York Times. It's about words and word usement (sorry, LA Story reference).

Catching Up With The Flu: 20th Century Pandemics

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

As panic mounts over the increasing number of swine flu cases, it looks like the world is ending, with a sniffle and sneeze.

Photographers in Focus: Natalie Obermaier

Ransom Riggs

I've focused on a few other photographers here on the blog, including Troy Paiva and his amazing night photography, and Garry Winogrand's legendary street work.

2 Odd Things I Just Learned About Fish

Matt Soniak

When I'm not blogging for mental_floss, I can usually be found wearing bright orange rubber pants and gutting, cutting and selling fish at the local Whole Foods.

Who Approved That? 7 Food Promotions Gone Horribly Wrong

Mario Marsicano

Have you heard about Burger King's new Texican Whopper? The taste of Texas and a little, spicy Mexican "“ and they do mean little.

Brain Game: More Bad Poetry

It's Wednesday, and time for a new entry in the "Poems Wot I Writ" series. Can you decipher this rhyming riddle?

5 Other Photo Sharing Sites Worth Knowing

David K. Israel

To follow up on yesterday's Picasa VS Flickr post, I present five other sites that offer photo sharing.

Morning Cup of Links: Wax Museum Auction

Mario Marsicano

Astronauts who hope to go to Gliese 581d will now need to wear swim trunks under their spacesuits. * Mad Magazine published their 500th issue this week, and the writers have focused their attention

Dreaming of Peace: Diego Rivera

Andréa Fernandes

Tomorrow is the little-known holiday National Dance Day, which coincides with this week's observance of National Dance Week.

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