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The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Police and Zookeepers Chase Papier Mâché Rhino The Ueno Zoo in Tokyo, Japan, holds annual escaped animal drills for zookeepers and emergency responders.

Brain Game: Afford Early Rifle

Here's today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-All Friday challenge.

11 Memorable Novelty Songs

Bill DeMain

From rockin’ ghouls to rollin’ truckers, here are 11 unforgettable novelty songs. 1. “Poisoning Pigeons In The Park” (1959) Written and Performed by Tom Lehrer Dr.

Morning Cup of Links: Bunny Baths

Miss Cellania

Russian scientists have finally broken through to Lake Vostok, after twenty years of drilling through two miles of Antarctic ice.

5 Questions: This Quiz Rings a Bell...

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11 Items in Van Halen's Contract Rider (Including No Brown M&Ms)

Chris Higgins

Van Halen is back! Featuring David Lee Roth and three Van Halens, the band has reunited for a North American tour, and their new record was released just three days ago.

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 40

Mark Arminio

Welcome to the 40th installment of the hit that's sweeping the nation: Guess The Theme!

Ice Capades: Skating Across the Netherlands

Dan Lewis

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John Green's Crash Course in World History

Chris Higgins

Former mental_floss writers John and Hank Green have started a new nerdy thing on YouTube, and it's pretty great: Crash Course is a series of educational videos covering World History (John) and

12 Wonderfully Useless Flyers

David K. Israel

The team over at smosh.com likes useless flyers. I have to admit, I do too! I've combed through a bunch of their posts for you and present to you now, my 12 favorites...

Programming Note: This Month's '11 Lists'

Jason English

Cupcake image via Shutterstock On the 11th day of each month, we post (roughly) 11 '11 lists' on various topics throughout the day.

What Makes Bloodhounds Such Great Tracking Dogs?

Matt Soniak

Reader rccola20 wrote in to ask, "Are bloodhounds really that much better at tracking than other dog

Daffodils Mean Spring is Coming!

Miss Cellania

During the least colorful part of the year, after the Christmas lights are stashed away and before spring flowers blossom, we console ourselves by looking at seed catalogs or a nice blog post about th

A Celebrity Political Endorsement Quiz

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Whether celebrity political endorsements actually matter is up for debate, and it obviously depends on the celebrity. How well do you remember the endorsements in this quiz?

Brain Game: Hedera helix

Good luck with today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge: What's the only U.S.