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I (heart) Oscar

David K. Israel

Because we're building up to the Oscars this week (did you miss our first two movie quizzes?), here's a little spoof I wrote that you might enjoy from our pals over at The Morning News&

Magazine Sneak Peek: Darwin Debunked?

Mangesh & Jason

Sam Kean is a favorite of ours on staff. We geeked out on his pieces explaining Carbon Trading and covering a Natural Nuclear Reactor in Oklo, Nigeria.

Textropolis: Awesome Word Game for iPhone

Chris Higgins

I have a real treat today for fans of word games. It's Textropolis ($2.99, iPhone/iPod Touch), and it's by far my favorite word game on the iPhone.

Brain Game: 55. It's the Law.

"Nifty vanity plate," said Officer Jane Curtis, approaching the driver's side of a red sports car that she'd just pulled over.

Vending Machine Victuals

Ransom Riggs

Following up on yesterday's post about absurdly caloric foods you can make for yourself at home, today I wanted to explore food that comes from vending machines.

Morning Cup of Links: Trucking the Alps

Miss Cellania

Traditional media is in trouble, if not dying out already.

The Trendsetter: Tsuguharu Foujita

Andréa Fernandes

"Three Ballerinas" is representative of the work of Japanese-French artist Tsuguharu Foujita (1886-1968), the only Japanese artist to be considered a member of the "School of Paris.&qu

Caption Contest No. 14 Finalists

David K. Israel

Thanks to all who entered our 14th Caption Contest.

The Quick 10: 10 Strange Pregnancy Cravings

Stacy Conradt

One of my best friends is having a baby in about"¦ oh"¦ five weeks. Give or take, you know how those things go.

Management Styles of the Rich and Fictional

Ethan Trex

Believe it or not, you can learn a lot from some successful moguls who just happen to be completely made up.

21 Facts About Rock Hall Nominees & Inductees

At mental_floss, our job is to present information in an entertaining and informative fashion.

Win a Trip to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony!

Mangesh & Jason

Everyone here at mental_floss is very excited about our newest partner.

Magazine Sneak Peek: The Marvelous Origin of the Boy Scouts

Mangesh & Jason

While we've never been Boy Scouts, the story of how Robert Baden-Powell recruited and employed teenage boys to help the British fight a war is incredible.

Chat Via Bottled Messages: Distant Shore for iPhone

Chris Higgins

Distant Shore ($0.99, iPhone/iPod Touch) is a profoundly weird application. Is it a game? Is it a chat client? Is it a kind of wish-maker? Well, it's all of these.

9 People, Places & Things That Changed Their Names

Ethan Trex

When much-reviled security firm Blackwater changed its name to Xe last week, it wasn't just cleverly attempting to squash criticism by tossing out a name nobody would know how to pronounce.

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