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neatorama presents: HDYK? - {day 5}

David K. Israel

It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt! Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are happy to bring you the next How Did You Know?

Nothing Compares 2 Prince's Fridge

Chris Higgins

So Minneapolis-based food magazine/blog The Heavy Table came up with a great idea: to take a look inside celebrities' refrigerators. First up: Prince.

4 Upcoming Toy-to-Movie Adaptations (That Probably Shouldn’t Be)

Cole Gamble

You can thank the success of Transformers 1 & 2 for the plague upon your movie houses that’s to come. Hollywood knows a good formula when it sees one.

The Number of the Day: 2.71

Jason English

On average, French adults consume 2.71 alcoholic beverages a day—less than half as much as their relatives did a half-century ago (5.65 drinks/day in 1957). Related Fact: That 2.71 figure includes


Colin Patrick

My only surviving grandmother is one of the liveliest ladies the world has ever seen.

Why Do College Basketball Teams Cut Down the Nets?

Ethan Trex

© Wally McNamee/CORBIS The men’s NCAA Division I hoops championship game is tonight, and we can’t tell you whether UConn or Butler is going to win. We can predict two things, though.

How Scotch Nerds April Fool One Another

Ransom Riggs

He gets us every year.

Brain Game: Math Square #68

The work week is upon is again, so here's the Monday Math Square, a puzzle designed to get your noggin in gear to help you kick things off.

Morning Cup of Links: Dr. Cat

Miss Cellania

How Slavery Really Ended in America. An argument of logic and law determined how the Union Army would handle a case of slaves who approached them for asylum. (via Metafilter) * Touch Wood.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you

Weekend Links: American Ghost Towns

Allison Keene

This is an incredible video that I wish I had more context for - suffice it to say the end result is concentrated sunshine melting a rock.

Get 20% Off in the mental_floss Store Today!

Mangesh & Jason

Our April Fool's Sale ends tonight at 11:59pm Eastern Time. Take advantage of big savings now and get 20% off t-shirts, books, games and more! Just use the coupon code GOTCHA before checkout.

Weekend Links: Dear Blank, Please Blank

Allison Keene

A nice time-lapse photo where you control the day and night via your mouse. Does it make you feel powerful? It is DAY! And now NIGHT! * A really interesting video on what motivates us.

The Late Movies: April Fool's Day 2011

Miss Cellania

In case you weren't everywhere on the internet for the holiday, here are some of the videos that were created especially for April Fool's Day 2011. Darth Vader's Ice Cream Truck I

How Did You Know? – Day 4 Level 3/Bonus Round

David K. Israel

YES! You can play this challenge/contest without knowing a thing about the weekly hunt! It's sort of a one-off - a stand-alone if you will.