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5 Roadside Attractions Worth a Stop

Ben Smith

While Disney World and the beach are fine vacations for some, I still prefer the great American roadtrip with all its quirky, unplanned side stops along the way.

On the Typography of "Mad Men"

Chris Higgins

Mad Men is a fantastic drama currently running its second season on AMC.

Berenstain Bears Unfazed by Bear Market

Mangesh Hattikudur

After all this talk of how bad a Bear Market is, I decided to do some cursory research. This is the only picture I've been able to find, and from what I can tell, it doesn't look so bad.

To Cindy McCain (and anyone who thinks this is the "dirtiest campaign in American history")

Mangesh Hattikudur

While we hesitate to get political at mental_floss, we relish the opportunity to get historical. Yesterday, it was reported that Cindy McCain accused Sen.

History of the World: Roaming Body Parts

Stacy Conradt

As we approach the release date of The Mental Floss History of the World—our first hardcover book—we'll be highlighting some of our favorite stories here on the blog.

Brain Game: Not Quite the World's Smallest Crossword #5

Three clues across, another three down, and you're done. Unlike most other crosswords, you might be able to do this one in your head: ACROSS: 1. it'll do ya 4. eggs 5.

Drop Some Knowledge, Win a Movie

David K. Israel

If you missed our interview with filmmaker Henry Jaglom yesterday, check that out over here. As previously mentioned, Jaglom's films are now available for download on iTunes.

Morning Cup of Links: Celebrity Stalkers

Miss Cellania

The centuries-long controversy over Yom Kippur's Kol Nidre.

Night Study: Raoul Dufy

Andréa Fernandes

October is smack in the middle of marching band season, so today's post features the 1949 lithograph "The Band." The artist behind "The Band" is Raoul Dufy (1877-1953), a Fr

How the Obama Campaign Makes "Two Minute Volunteers"

Chris Higgins

The Obama presidential campaign made waves last week when it announced Obama '08: The Official iPhone Application.

The Quick 10: The Untimely Deaths of 10 Ben & Jerry's Flavors

Stacy Conradt

As promised, today's list is Ben & Jerry's flavors that have kicked the bucket. Maybe for good reason... but I'd sure be intrigued to try them.

Dirty Secrets Under the Bleachers: When Landfills Become Sports Arenas

Chris Weber

You know what they say: you can take the stadium out of the trash, but you can't take the trash out of the stadium.

7 Athletes Who Went Directly To Jail

Ethan Trex

It's been a rough week for former NFL players on the judicial circuit. O.J. Simpson couldn't beat a robbery and kidnapping charge and now faces life in prison.

History of the World: Four Goofy Things About the Crusades

Stacy Conradt

Coming soon, to a bookstore or online retailer near you: the Mental Floss History of the World: An Irreverent Romp Through Civilization's Best Bits.

Think Different: Musicians' Brains

Ransom Riggs

I'm always fascinated by brain studies that confirm long-held (but previously unprovable) hunches, like the idea that musicians' brains are different than regular folks'.

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