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Weekend Links: Why Pandas Are Black and White

Allison Keene

From NPR: "It's not easy being green. Some of us know that better than others.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you

Weekend Links: Divers' Faces Poised For Success...ful Macros

Allison Keene

Can pointing your car fob at your head make it work at a longer range?

Companion Animals: 5 Tales of Friendship From the Animal Kingdom

Haley Sweetland Edwards

1. Bovine

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

Symbolic Faces

Colin Patrick

Noma Bar is a graphic designer with a unique talent for symbolic illustration.

The Oregon County That's Not in the U.N.

Jason Plautz

There are currently 193 member states of the United Nations, including everyone from South Sudan (added just this month) to the Solomon Islands.

Celebrating Christmas with The Beatles

Eddie Deezen

Paul: "I just wanted to thank you fans.

Amazing Facts, 140 Characters at a Time

Jason English

Just your semi-regular reminder that you should be following @mental_floss on Twitter! So many more My Little Pony facts where that came

What Was Your First Move After College?

Jason English

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.

MTV News Coverage from 1995: The Internet

Chris Higgins

In this four-minute clip from 1995, the intrepid MTV News team takes on The Internet.

Message in a Bottle

Rob Lammle

When Josh Baker was 10 years old, he dumped an entire bottle of his mother’s vanilla extract down the sink. He then wrote a quick note that said, “My name is Josh Baker. I’m 10.

The Dancing Plague of 1518

David K. Israel

Perhaps the very first authentic rave, the Dancing Plague of 1518 is one of the most bizarre incidents you'll ever read about.

Brain Game: Cash Poor

TGI Free-for-all Friday!


Ransom Riggs

As an American, sometimes it's tough to know which commonly-used words and phrases are particular to America, and sound strange in other parts of the world.