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Found Objects


4 More Forgotten Founding Fathers

Eric Johnson

This Saturday is July 4, a day when Americans of all shapes and sizes will come together to commemorate the founding of their country, and the noble pursuit of life, liberty, and overcooked hamburgers

The Late Movies: Eating Competitions

Mario Marsicano

Well, the 4th of July weekend is almost here. Time for fireworks, parades, and all those great outdoor cookouts.

The Sane Kenyan: Sane Wadu

Andréa Fernandes

Back at the end of May, I promised to cover 13 artists from 13 different countries in the 13 "Feel Art Again" posts for the month of June.

The Story of Anissa Ayala

Kara Kovalchik

As mentioned in Jason's recent post, mental_floss makes an appearance in the film My Sister's Keeper. The movie is based on a novel of the same name by Jodi Picoult.

The 5pm Quiz: The Fourth

Sandy and Kara

For the past two weeks or so, all we've been hearing about is "the Fourth." For those of you outside American borders, "the Fourth" is more properly known as "Independenc

The Quick 10: 10 Fourth of July Birthdays

Stacy Conradt

I think this is one of the greatest pieces of presidential trivia out there (and I love presidential trivia): John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died on July 4, 1826.

Photos: Crystal City Beneath Five Fingers

Chris Higgins

So my friend Elise McIntosh was on a business trip in Crystal City (near Washington, DC), and decided to take a walk.

All the President's Men: The 15 Cabinet-Level Departments

Scott Allen

The Cabinet was established in Article II, Section 2 of the United States Constitution to provide a source of key advisors to the President.

mental_floss on CNN

Jason English

Embedded video from CNN Video The good people at Live had me back yesterday to discuss Danny Gallagher's recent article on songs used by military personnel and law enforcement officers

The Outlet Store: Select T-Shirts $12

Jason English

Last week we announced the opening of our Outlet store, where you can buy select t-shirts for $12.

The City That Goes Vegetarian ... on Thursdays

Ransom Riggs

The city of Ghent in Belgium has long been renowned for its meaty treats, especially fish and shellfish -- but now, in what appears to be an unprecedented exercise, this city of 200,000 is going veget

How Did You Know? - {day 3}

David K. Israel

Play for your chance to WIN a $100 shopping spree in our store! We're back with another 5-day trivia hunt! First let's meet our current champion, and big $100 winner, Daniel Wilson.

Anyone for Tennis? 7 Wimbledon Questions Answered

Ethan Trex

The Championships, Wimbledon are in full swing at London's All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.

7 July 4th Traditions from Around the Nation

Miss Cellania

This weekend, people across the United States will be celebrating the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence with fireworks displays, picnics, and parades.  Some communities ce

Brain Game: Seven Down

First off, I thought you brave puzzle-solvers (and fans of the National Treasure film series) would enjoy this article from yesterday's Wall Street Journal.