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11 Celebrity Marathoners

Scott Allen

Next Monday, 25,000 people will gather in Hopkinton, Mass., for the start of the 113th Boston Marathon, the world's oldest annual marathon.

Don't let the bedbugs bite! (No, seriously.)

Ransom Riggs

Most people in the United States associate bedbugs with nursery rhymes and Depression-era flophouses, and rightly so: originally brought to America by early European colonists, they're believed t

Magazine Sneak Peek: Sharkskin Catheters and How We're Going to Save Children

Mangesh & Jason

It's bad enough that humans have spent centuries using animals to feed and clothe us. But now, we're stealing their ideas, too?

The First Time News Was Fit To Print

Jason English

It's time for another edition of The First Time News Was Fit To Print, the semi-regular feature where we travel into the archives of The New York Times and find the first time the paper covered v

Bill O'Reilly on Super Mario in 1988

Jason English

The great Jimmy Traina from Sports Illustrated just linked to this 1988 Inside Edition segment on the newfangled Nintendo craze.

Brain Game: The T-Five

Five high-school students - who play the guitar, drums, harmonica, bass, and saxophone - recently decided to get together and form a quintet.

Creatively Speaking: Motionbox.com

David K. Israel

One of the great things about doing this interview series for you all, is that I get to meet all kinds of interesting people busy creating all kinds of interesting Web sites, books, music, etc.

Morning Cup of Links: Royal Inbreeding

Miss Cellania

A lot of what you were told about the Columbine killings is not true. It took years to sort out the real story behind the 1999 school shooting.

The European American: John Singer Sargent

Andréa Fernandes

On this date 84 years ago, John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) passed away.

The 5pm Quiz: Skymall Product or Rejected Invention Patent?

Sara Newton

The products gracing the pages of the SkyMall Magazine provide guaranteed laughter, disbelief and audible exclamations of "Who would buy that?" In each question in today's quiz, one pro

13 Patent-Holding Celebrity Inventors

Ethan Trex

When we think of inventors, the image that comes to mind is usually that of a frazzled scientist toiling away in a lab, not celebrities pulled from the pages of Us Weekly.

Super Ear Man Bros.

Chris Higgins

The latest Super Mario Brothers fan remake is called Super 耳男 Bros.

The Green Taboo: Population Control

Ransom Riggs

It all sounds very Orwellian and nightmarish at first.

RIP Marilyn Chambers (and a Brief History of Adult Entertainment)

Kara Kovalchik

During the 1960s and 70s, you didn't have to scour through the fine print in the sports section of your daily newspaper to find adult entertainment venues; adult theaters had their locales and sc

Magazine Sneak Peek: The First Movie to Feature 2 Men Kissing

Mangesh & Jason

In the latest mental_floss, we indulged in a little kiss and tell. From a smooch that changed a law, to a kiss that changed a religion, we explored 10 of the most powerful kisses in human history.

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