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What Happens When You Get the Wind Knocked Out of You?

Kara Kovalchik

You know that feeling.

Brain Game: Math Square #141

Please enjoy today's new mentalfloss.com Brain Game Monday Math Square challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Marching Arcade

Miss Cellania

The 10 Most Lovable Movie Monsters of All Time.

One Man's Trash Is Another Man's Art

Jill Harness

A great artist should be able to create no matter what materials he has at hand, and since the cost of traditional materials like paint, marble and clay can add up quickly, it only makes sense that ma

72 Scenes from the Portland Retro Gaming Expo, 2012

Chris Higgins

On September 30, I spent a geektastic day at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

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

How the Neighborhoods of Manhattan Got Their Names

Laura Turner Garrison

For an island of only 24 square miles, Manhattan sure has a lot of neighborhoods. Many have distinct monikers that might not seem intuitive to the lay-tourist, or even to a lifelong New Yorker.

A Brief History of "Battle of the Network Stars"

Kara Kovalchik

Television viewers of the late 1970s who craved a combination of amateur athletics plus celebrity skin (mixed together with more cheese than a Wisconsin souvenir shop) had to look no further than Batt

Weekend Links: Where The Streets Are Paved With Gold

Allison Keene

This falls under the banner of "mind = blown" -- apparently, we've been using ketchup cups all wrong. Ok, seriously, how many of you knew this is how they were supposed to be used?

The Magazine With a Smartphone Inside

Chris Higgins

The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly has a smartphone in it.

You Too Can Eat Like A Finnish Child

Jill Harness

School lunch isn't too tasty or exciting in America -- at least not in my experience -- but Finnish school lunches are certainly intriguing compared to our square pepperoni pizzas.

How & Why Do Leaves Change Color?

Matt Soniak

Despite their astonishing record of losses when dealing with lumberjacks and beavers, trees are pretty tough customers.

Weekend Links: Cocaine, and Other First Aid Items for Polar Explorers

Allison Keene

Phil Plait keeps sharing amazing time lapse videos, and I will keep loving them and passing them on to you.

The Late Movies: Tim Burton

Miss Cellania

Filmmaker Tim Burton has made plenty of feature films, animations, shorts, and side projects. His Frankenweenie is now in theaters.

Sneakerheads: A Brief History of Sneaker Collecting

Rob Lammle

For many of us, buying a pair of sneakers is a chore. But for a sneaker collector, there's no greater joy than a fresh pair of kicks.