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How Do Companies Get Their Stock Symbols?

Greg Sabin

A company does a lot to protect its brand.

Drawing on Cars: Scott Wade

Andréa Fernandes

Since it's that time of year when pollen coats car windows, today is a good day to honor reader Ginger's request for a "Feel Art Again" post on Scott Wade.

Upset Specials: 7 Stunners Not Involving Joe Namath, Buster Douglas or Cold War-era Olympic Hockey

Ethan Trex

If Mine That Bird's improbable Kentucky Derby win has you thinking about other great upsets, do we have an old article for you! Ethan Trex wrote the following piece the morning after Super Bowl

What You Missed & What We Learned

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you missed: Top 5 Stories Originally Posted This

How Did You Know Hoang-Kim Vu, Rosalyn Lorgus and Cara Vu?

David K. Israel

I'm happy to announce a winner to our last How Did You Know? trivia hunt. Repeat winner Hoang-Kim Vu and team were the first to write in with all the correct answers. Congrats!

$50 Challenge: May/June

Andréa Fernandes

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The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

A new concept on where babies come from that's entirely unexpected (but entirely cute) (Thanks Kolja!) * The beauty and precision of mandalas is breathtaking, but the practice of erasing them w

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

Recovering NASA History in an Abandoned McDonald's

Chris Higgins

In 1966, NASA's Lunar Orbiter program performed a detailed survey of the moon's surface.

10 Bizarre Things You Can Find in Vending Machines

Mario Marsicano

Last month, the Mondrian Hotel in South Beach unveiled the Semi Automatic vending machine, which dispenses 24 kt gold handcuffs, Gaultier dresses, and the keys to a 1965 Corvette convertible.

The 5pm Quiz: Super Nintendo

Ethan Trex

We've tested your knowledge of all things related to the original Nintendo Entertainment System before, but how well do you know its popular successor, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System?

The Quick 10: 10 Flowers You Don't Want to Put in Your May Day Basket

Stacy Conradt

Happy May Day! There are all kinds of cute ideas for what you can do for your friends and family today, if you're inclined to do that sort of thing.

Odds/Ends: Birthdays/Anniversaries

Jason English

In 2007, Inc. named him one of the "30 Coolest Entrepreneurs Under 30." As of today, he is officially ineligible for that honor. Happy 30th, Mangesh!

Friday Happy Hour: Fortune Cookie Wisdom

Jason English

1. Last night, I went to see Brian Regan at the Community Theater in Morristown, NJ. He puts on a great show. What strikes me about Regan is that he's not more famous.

Talking Trash: the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Ransom Riggs

It's like something you'd expect to see in a now-classic post-apocalyptic novel by J.G.

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