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Dietribes: Jeepers Peepers!

Allison Keene

"¢ It seems we at mental_floss are engaging in a Peep-a-thon this week, but who can blame us? The sugar rush is too wondrous to overcome!

Brain Game: Ring Ding Diddle

I recently discovered an "add-a-letter" sequence that ran from one to eight.

Worldly goods

David K. Israel

My wife recently turned me on to, a store that sells simple items from around the world, grouped by country.

Morning Cup of Links: Dumb Taxes

Miss Cellania

Wisdom is way different from intelligence or education.

Tournament of Genius: The Winner Is...

Tournament of Genius

Leo wins! According to mental_floss's learned readers, Leonardo da Vinci is history's greatest genius.

The Quick 10: 10 Facts About St. Peter's Basilica

Stacy Conradt

Whether you're Catholic or not, it's hard to argue with the fact that St. Peter's Basilica in Rome is an amazing feat of architecture and art.

Last Month in Science: Why Backing the Wrong Sports Team Could Kill You

Meghan Holohan

Time for a new monthly feature! Meghan Holohan lives in Pittsburgh near two universities where she pesters doctors and scientists about their research.

Sharing on Facebook and Other Odds/Ends

Jason English

Over the past six months, the most requested addition to our site has been a 'Share on Facebook' button beneath posts. Ask and ye shall receive.

The Stories Behind 8 Championship Trophies

Ethan Trex

The University of North Carolina picked up another NCAA men's basketball trophy last night, which will certainly make a nice addition to the school's trophy case.

No Small Tales: The Time That Never Passed

David K. Israel

The heart of author Emily Aaronson's story begins with the celebration of the Jewish holiday of Passover, a holiday that commemorates the ancient Israelites' escape from Egyptian slavery.

Peeps Imitate Life: 11 Sweet Marshmallow Scenes

Miss Cellania

// Since we published Heaps of Peeps two years ago, many, many creative people have taken a stab at making whimsical dioramas using our favorite marshmallow chicks and bunnies.

Brain Game: Riddle Me This

Maybe three weeks ago, I revealed a Brain Game to be "a poem wot I writ myself." As a bonafide glutton for punishment, I'm doing it again. So here's a riddle.

Morning Cup of Links: mmm, Grilled Cheese

Miss Cellania

Scientists Who Put Their Lives on the Line. Quite a few made the ultimate sacrifice for the advancement of knowledge. * What a colonoscopy is really like.

The Body Noise Rodeo

Matt Soniak

In its endless quest to gross us out, the human body makes a lot of strange noises.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Somali Pirates

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