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6 American Athletes Who Found Stardom Abroad

Ethan Trex

Josh Childress, a former star at Stanford and a key piece of the Atlanta Hawks' 2008 playoff run, is nowhere to be found on NBA rosters this season.

History of the World: Forks - Not All They're Cracked Up To Be

Stacy Conradt

When forks first came about, in the Middle East around the beginning of the 11th century, there's some evidence that people really only used them for pinning down meat to cut it.

The Horror of Bunnies: 8 Rabbits to Avoid

Miss Cellania

You hear tales of ghosts, witches, vampires, monsters, and other assorted scary icons. But none can be more terrifying than bunny rabbits! 1. Gargoyle

Brain Game: Sonic Boom

Poor Joanie... Joanie was born in Seattle, Washington, on January 18, 1973, but her birthday is during the summer and she celebrates it each year with a big party on the beach. How is this pos

Morning Cup of Links: New Cockroach Record Set

Miss Cellania

Displays of altruism or selflessness towards others can be sexually attractive in a mate. I have one thing to say about that study: duh. * Top Ten Worst Halloween 'Candies'.

Pre-Debate Quizzes: Name the Original Candidates

Jason English

The year was 2007. (Let's say late April/early May.) The Dow was over 13,000, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays were a national joke, and most of our politicians were running for President.

The Quick 10: The Previous Names of 10 Airports

Stacy Conradt

I leave for vacation on Sunday, so I'm a little preoccupied with getting the house in order, getting laundry done, printing confirmations, getting the dogs kennelled at the vet, etc.

Explaining the "Dark Labyrinth" of Particle Physics

Chris Higgins

Garrett Lisi is a physicist...and a surfer who lives in a van down by the beach.

The Stories Behind 5 Old American Brands

Diana Wolf

Ever wonder about the stories behind the products you use daily? While baking recently, I noticed my chocolate was made in 1780. Not the chocolate itself, but the brand, Baker's Chocolate.

Math Homework I Wish I Still Got

Jason Plautz

Call me a nerd (hey, I do write for Mental_floss), but I kind of miss my math homework.

TRUE CRIME: The Very Strange Story of Sqeaky Fromme

Kara Kovalchik

How did an ordinary Southern California girl grow up to earn a footnote in history as the first female to attempt to assassinate a U.S. president?

Changing the Conversation to Poverty

Mangesh Hattikudur

Once a year, BlogActionDay.org gets thousands of blogs big and small to unite and talk about one issue. This year's conversation is on poverty.

History of the World: The Demise of Fountain Pens

Stacy Conradt

I dunno, I kind of think it would be cool if we all still wrote with big fountain pens. Perhaps I've seen Harry Potter one too many times. At any rate, Lazlo Biro definitely disagreed with me.

What Your House Says About Your Politics

Ransom Riggs

I'm not talking big house vs. small house -- that's too easy, and simplistic.

The Knuckleball

David K. Israel

To continue on with yesterday's baseball pitches theme, today I thought we'd look at the knuckleball, which was on display last night as Boston's famous knuckleball pitcher, Tim Wakefie

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