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Special of the Day for Blog Readers

Will Pearson

15% off the Complete-As-It-Gets Set. You know the drill. When you get to the check-out, you'll have the opportunity to enter a discount code.

Movin' on up, or downright illin'?

Ransom Riggs

Speaking of The Jeffersons, whose "de-luxe apartment in the sky" was featured in yesterday's sitcom quiz, turns out there's some new -- and not so good -- news regarding the health

The sound of 15,902 hands drumming

Mary

I need an Advil just to read this story: Shillong - capital of India's north-eastern state of Meghalaya - has literally "beaten" its way into the record books.

Match the TV sitcom to its establishing shot

Ransom Riggs

Some of these should be easy -- and some tough. Good luck! ESTABLISHING

A Million Little Problems

Mangesh Hattikudur

Gawker had an amazing, and somewhat disappointing bit about so-called "memoirist" and the guy who let down Oprah, James Frey.

Bad Pie-Chart Joke (that I love)

Mangesh Hattikudur

I saw this on Boingboing, and thought it needed to be

Top 10 Wildest, Wackiest Gadgets from the Back of Magazines

Will Pearson

Finally, something to make my hair stop falling out!

Wikipedia-fitti

Mary

On this day, Truman defeated Dewey, Charles Van Doren admitted to cheating, and Haile Selassie was crowned emperor of Ethiopia, mon. Also, according to Wikipedia, It is mums Bithday today Happy Bir

Thingamajig Thursday: liripipes

David K. Israel

It's Thursday, folks, and you know what that means!

Chef to would-be copycats: Eat this

Mary

If you've gotten your copy of our new issue, you've already read about Homaru Cantu, the Chicago chef/inventor/ mad-scientist at Moto who levitates food and presents his customers with edibl

Special of the Day for Blog Readers

Will Pearson

Today's Special for our blog readers: 15% off the Brain Storm. Doesn't that name sound powerful? The Brain Storm is a combination of any one of our books and any 6 mental_floss back issues.

Quit your wining -- or don't, and live longer

Ransom Riggs

For years we've known about a curious dietary anomaly that the French enjoy: their foods are soaked in butter, cheese and other high-cholesterol substances, they drink wine like it's going o

Old Man Viking had a farm

Mary

Punkinsmom notes that something seems weird about this report of a fantastic archaeological find -- the funeral pyre of a Viking farmer, buried with a fancy set of weapons, some horse teeth, and a bel

Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Scientist: Hwang Woo-Suk

Mary

This week's mad scientist really is. You know him already as the guy who claimed to have cloned a human embryo for its stem cells but lied about key aspects of the work.

Show Off Your Smarts!

Will Pearson

We've had a blast getting so much great feedback from you guys on a few of our recent posts. The Big Idea and Lady Macbeth responses were especially helpful.

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