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"The Sandlot": Where Are They Now?

Stacy Conradt

Believe it or not, The Sandlot turns a whopping 20 years old today. Yep, those adorable little kids your pre-teen self had a crush on (and/or wanted to be) are all grown up.

We Want You ... to be a mental_floss Intern!

Erin McCarthy

Coffee, from Field to Cup

Chris Higgins

Weekend Links: Atop the New World Trade Center

Roma Panganiban

The Late Movies: Inspiring Speeches from Pop Culture Coaches

Erica Palan

Who's Sorry Now? 8 Belated Apologies from the History Books

Therese Oneill

It’s very easy to get caught in the 21st century.

10 Very Costly Typos

Jennifer M Wood

An ode to proofreaders.

The Missing Links: Early Cell Phone Advertising

Colin Patrick

21 Creative TV Edits of Naughty Movie Lines

Arika Okrent

There's a lot of language in movies that you can't show on TV.

How Ancient Shark-Tooth Swords Uncovered Two Long-Lost Species

The Week

What Tasks Are You Avoiding Through Strategic Incompetence?

Jason English

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Brain Game: Bandit

Sandy Wood

Will We Ever Be Able to Clone Dinosaurs?

Brian Switek

When I was a little dinosaur fan, all I wanted was a pet dinosaur. An Apatosaurus would have been choice—big enough to be impressive, but not especially likely to eat me.

The First Man in the Boston Stocks Was the Man Who Built Them

Matt Soniak

“One of the earliest institutions in every New England community was a pair of stocks,” writes Alice Morse Earle in Curious Punishments of Bygone Days.