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50 Amazing Facts for Our 50th Issue

Jason English

We recently published our 50th issue. In honor of our little milestone, here are 50 fun facts we've picked up over the years. 1.

Weekend Links: Judge a Book by Its Cover

Allison Keene

One of the best things about summer has to be fruit, most particularly, the watermelon.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you

My first _flosser sighting!

David K. Israel

I've lived in Los Angeles for five years. I've also been writing for mental_floss for five years. Somehow it took five years to spot my first _flosser on the streets!

Weekend Links: Super-Slow-Motion Lightning

Allison Keene

It's a tough job market out there, especially if you majored in Classics (hey, steady now...), so maybe it's time to consider one of these 9 Undesirable Jobs That Pay Surprisingly Well (all

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

The Late Movies: Fun with Zoom

Miss Cellania

We can zoom in and we can zoom out, but we can't zoom infinitely because these are videos instead of loops. But you can get the idea with a few minutes of each.

How Did You Know? "“ Day 4 Level 3/Bonus Round

David K. Israel

YES! You can play this challenge/contest without knowing a thing about the weekly hunt! It's sort of a one-off - a stand-alone if you will.

The Quick 10: 10 Awesome Tribute Band Names

Stacy Conradt

I'm going to see a Beatles tribute band tonight. I know; it will never come close to the real thing, but it's probably as close as I'm going to get.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Ian Fleming

Ethan Trex

Ian Fleming is best known for his terrific series of twelve novels and two short story collections detailing the adventures of British spy James Bond, and he also wrote the children's classic Chi

At the Libraries: Your Weekly Round-Up

Miss Kathleen

Every week, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of library-related items. If there's something fun going on in your local library, leave us a

Neatorama presents: HDYK? "“ {day 4}

David K. Israel

It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt! Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are happy to bring you the next How Did You Know?

What Else Happened On Your Birthday?

Jason English

Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want. Very casual.

Giving New Meaning to "Beer Goggles"

Ransom Riggs

Back in college, frat parties baffled me.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Tokyo's 'Oldest Man' Found Mummified Sogen Kato had been on record as the oldest man in Tokyo, so it was only natural that city authorities wanted to wish him well on his 111th birthda