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Morning Cup of Links: Meet Your New Saints!

Mario Marsicano

Hello, mental_floss readers. I'm filling in for Miss Cellania while she gets a well-deserved week off.

The London Marathon

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

After living in Boston for six years, I'm a bit of a marathon snob.

R.I.P. Bea Arthur

Kara Kovalchik

mental_floss mourns the loss of Beatrice Arthur, who died of cancer Saturday at the age of 86 (and joins cast mate Estelle Getty in that big Shady Pines in the sky).

The Bloke Who Does Blotches and Scribbles: Cy Twombly

Andréa Fernandes

At the request of reader Corrine, and in honor of his 81st birthday, today's post features Cy Twombly, who's "known as the bloke who does blotches and scribbles." Shown above is h

The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

From Dail, "Everyone knows that Leon Trotsky was assassinated in Mexico in 1940.

Upcoming: $50 Challenge!

Andréa Fernandes

Get your magazines (May/June '09 issue) handy and come back next weekend for our $50 challenge.

There's a Little Bit of Belgium in Every U.S. Dollar Bill

Latitude News

by Albena Shkodrova/Latitude

The Quick 10: 10 Famous Trains

Stacy Conradt

It was this month in 1900 that Mr. John Luther Jones (that's Casey to you and me) lost his life while manning the Cannonball Express.

10 Aphrodisiacs Around the World

the mag

Humans have had a long-running affair with foods believed to entice or enhance sexual performance, and it's led to a host of recipes for stirring up some mojo.

Making a Chair That Does More

Chris Higgins

Niels Diffrient is an old-school industrial designer, best known for his Freedom Chair -- an ergonomic office chair that auto-adjusts to the user.

Did You Take Your Daughter (Or Son) To Work Yesterday?

Jason English

1. Yesterday was Take Your Daughter (Or Son) To Work Day. Did any of you take your daughter (or son) to work? Did you ever go to work with one of your parents as part of a past installment of TYDTWD?

Binge Drinking Epidemic Among British Women

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

It's Friday night and you're a British female between the ages of 14 and 75 "“ what are you going to do? As likely as not, you're going out to get

A Special Message to Birmingham Readers...

Jason English

If you're looking for weekend programming, come out and meet various members of our Birmingham staff at the Magic City Arts Connection in Linn Park.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Stranger in the Garage Homeowner Don Bain of Spokane, Washington says there's a woman living in his garage who he doesn't know, and he wants her out.

How Did You Know? - {day 4}

David K. Israel

Play for your chance to WIN a $100 shopping spree in our store! Okay, so last month was a bust. We can't apologize enough.

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