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Tallest Men in the World

Mangesh Hattikudur

Check out these photos of the two tallest men in the world from damncoolpics.

MIT's Dough Boy

Mary

Trevor Ng is getting his Ph.D. in rheology at MIT's non-Newtonian fluid dynamics research group. What this means is that he plays with dough for a living: His Ph.D.

Style Guide: The Imelda (Marcos) Collection

Mangesh Hattikudur

I love Imelda Marcos, mainly as a punch line, but also because nothing seems to keep that awful woman down.

Electric stimulation applied to brain during sleep improves memory

Will Pearson

As long as you're willing to look like this at night, you too can improve your verbal memory by 8%! Actually, the potential for this kind of technology is pretty cool.

Borat speaks Hebrew?

David K. Israel

So I saw the much-hyped Borat movie over the weekend.

Special of the Day for Blog Readers

Will Pearson

15% off our 2007 Secrets Revealed! Wall Calendar. As always, when checking out you'll have the opportunity to enter your discount code. The code for today's special is

Week in Review: The People's Republic of Mental Floss

Mary

Since we're running an election for a People's Tribune (two-and-a-half more days to go!

Shameless plug: film by a flosser

Ransom Riggs

It's casual Friday here at the _floss, so along with my usual interesting-fact-related posts, I'm throwin' in a shameless plug!

Oh, those silly Kazakhs!

Mary

Pennylicious posted this a few days ago, but we thought we'd wait for the opening day of Borat to pick up on it: ALMATY, Kazakhstan - The Kazakhstan central bank has misspelled the word "ba

The winter of our content?

Ransom Riggs

What's the happiest place on Earth?

Thanks for the Great Movie Facts!

Will Pearson

You guys stepped up to the challenge on our first "Show Off Your Smarts!" post. The challenge was to send in your favorite movie-related facts.

Paint like Picasso!

Mangesh Hattikudur

Since Friday afternoons tend to drag on, I'm supplying you guys with yet another fantastic time waster: Mr. Picassohead!

It's not a haunted house. Technically.

Mary

The Kircher Society, always up on the latest bizarre museums, today brings us "an extraordinary private home and museum in Seattle known as Steve's Weird House." The virtual tour is

Internet Kaleidoscope Toy!

Mangesh Hattikudur

I think this is a slightly dated toy from internet guru zefrank (there's an updated version on his site which I'm less crazy about), but what a time waster!

Weekend Word Wrap: Hollywood

David K. Israel

Seems the last week we've had so many posts related to Tinseltown, it made sense to me to finish the week with a look at one word: "Hollywood," well, not so much the word itself, but th

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