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The Quick 10: 10 Famous Spare Parts (or missing parts)

Stacy Conradt

I'm disturbingly interested in medical oddities (I know I'm not the only one out there, flossers), and the fact that these belong to people we know make them even more interesting.

(3) Louis Pasteur vs. (6) Walt Disney

Tournament of Genius

(3) Louis Pasteur Pasteur was microbiology's one-man wrecking crew.

Quirky Job Fairs and Other Unconventional Places to Find Work

Scott Allen

Hunting for a job is rarely fun, but it can be especially miserable during an economic crisis.

(4) Beethoven vs. (5) James Joyce

Tournament of Genius

(4) Ludwig van Beethoven We'll yield the floor to the Encyclopedia Britannica on this one: "Widely regarded as the greatest composer who ever lived, Ludwig van Beethoven dominates a period

Pollution-Sniffing Robofish to Scour Thames

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

They're a lot like Robocop "“ except instead of patrolling the mean streets of Detroit in a fictional future, they could be patrolling the mean waters of the Thames.

(1) Sir Isaac Newton vs. (9) Steve Jobs

Tournament of Genius

(1) Sir Isaac Newton It may be a myth that Newton discovered the law of gravity when an apple bonked him on the noggin, but it's tough to argue with the guy's genius credentials.

Dietribes: I Have a Tooth to Pick With You

Allison Keene

"¢ The Washington Post had this to say about the toothpick, which I really think says it all: "A satirist once described a fictitious journal, titled 'History's Splendid Splinter,&

How Did You Know? - {day 2}

David K. Israel

Play for your chance to WIN a $100 shopping spree in our store! If you didn't hear, we're back with a totally redesigned, and retooled Trivia Hunt! Over the last 14 months, How Did You K

Brain Game: Nice Stop!

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The New Shirts Are Here! The New Shirts Are Here!

Mangesh & Jason

We're very excited to announce the addition of five new t-shirts to the mental_floss line. To celebrate their arrival, ALL mental_floss shirts are currently on sale for $14.90!

Morning Cup of Links: Predator X

Miss Cellania

The fossil of a 147 million-year-old pliosaur named Predator X has been found in Norway. He was as big as a T. Rex and even more fearsome.

(2) Plato vs. (7) Stephen Colbert

Tournament of Genius

(2) Plato Plato's record is another one that needs very little introduction. Student of Socrates. Mentor of Aristotle. Allegorist of caves. Writer of dialogues. Father of Platonic realism.

Living On Through Their Art

Andréa Fernandes

Today is World Tuberculosis Day, designed to raise public awareness of the disease, which still claims the lives of about 1.6 million people each year.

(3) Blaise Pascal vs. (6) Pythagoras

Tournament of Genius

(3) Blaise Pascal If it's possible to be considered a genius and still be underrated, Pascal pulls off the trick.

(4) Mark Twain vs. (12) Jonas Salk

Tournament of Genius

(4) Mark Twain Scores of writers have spent their whole lives trying to pen The Great American Novel. Twain may have done it several times.

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