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6 Shocking TV Deaths

Kara Kovalchik

I'm hoping that everyone who TiVoed last Monday's episode of House has already watched it, since the next sentence definitely contains a spoiler. The suicide of Dr.

Towns With Themes (And a Crazy Marlon Jackson Rumor)

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Linda Rodriguez recently moved to England, and she posts about happenings in her new country a few times each week. Her column needs a name.

The Quick 10: 10 Ways to Boost Your Brain

Adrienne Crezo

Everyone knows that sleeping well, exercise and playing sudoku can keep your brain in shape. But there are lots of ways you can flex your cerebral cortex, and these ten are pretty easy. 1.

Reader Challenge: Puzzling Out Bislama

Ransom Riggs

I love new languages. The trouble is, I'm usually really bad at them.

Follow the _floss on Twitter

Jason English

This is your semi-daily reminder that mental_floss is on Twitter.

7 More Unforgettable Local Characters

Miss Cellania

In this fourth post of the series about local characters, we'll take a look at some colorful citizens who are well known in Peoria, San Marcos, Montreal, New Haven, Wheeling, Ocean City, and Omah

Brain Game: Cal's Free Wheels

Calvin's father owned a used car lot, and he promised the 22-year-old college student that he'd give him one of the best cars in his lot upon graduation, as long as he could prove that

The strange history of "Mahna Mahna"

David K. Israel

Who doesn't love that great song "Mahna Mahna" from Sesame Street?

Morning Cup of Links: Passover Miracles

Miss Cellania

Scientific explanations for the parting of the Red Sea, the 10 plagues, and the burning bush.

The 5pm Quiz: Skin Disease or Dungeons and Dragons Character?

Jason Plautz

Unlike Dungeons and Dragons, this game is simple. We'll give you a name, you choose if it's a skin disease or a character from the realm of Dungeons and Dragons.

7 Major League Baseball Stadium Icons

Scott Allen

Every baseball stadium has its characters, including fans, hecklers, and longtime team employees. These people are as much a part of the identity of a team as the players themselves.

Strange Geographies: Exploring a WWII Shipwreck

Ransom Riggs

I'd like to think I know a thing or two about the Second World War, but there's only so much you can learn from history books and Ken Burns documentaries.

5 Tax Laws You Shouldn't Have to Worry About

Greg Sabin

Benjamin Franklin said that nothing is certain in this world but death and taxes.

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.

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