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7 Teenagers Who Were Elected Mayor

Danny Groner

You might have to be 35 to run for president, but you can become mayor of a town much, much sooner.

The Late Movies: 7 Drastically Different Covers of "Single Ladies"

Erica Palan

Superstar Beyonce Knowles turns 31 today.

The 5pm Quiz: Lit Slits (Presidential Memoirs)

Eric Johnson

It's time for another edition of Lit Slits, where we test your knowledge of books people like to tell everyone they've read. This edition quizzes you on presidential memoirs.

The Secret Service Codename Quiz

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GQ reported this morning that Paul Ryan's Secret Service codename is "Bowhunter." Mitt Romney is "Javelin," Barack Obama is "Renegade," and Joe Biden is "Celtic." But how much do you know about other Secret Service codenames? Take this quiz to find out. But be quick... it will self-destruct in 30 seconds.

Why Does Bad Weather Aggravate Old Injuries?

Matt Soniak

Reader Jen wrote in to ask, “Why do old injuries ache during crummy

The Missing Links: Murray and the Magician

Colin Patrick

Life at the DNC Take a look at the fantastic shots compiled by LIFE at the Democratic National Convention over a handful of decades.

One Man's Face, 12.5 Years

Chris Higgins

Photographer Noah Kalina has been taking a picture of himself every day since January 11, 2000. He's so dedicated to his "Everyday" project that he made an app for it.

17 Euphemisms for Sex From the 1800s

Adrienne Crezo

While shoe-horning these into conversation today might prove difficult, these 17 synonyms for sex were used often enough in 19th-century England to earn a place in the 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar To

15 Third-Party Presidential Candidates

Miss Cellania

You don't have to read mental_floss to know that President Obama is running for re-election on the Democratic ticket and that Mitt Romney is opposing him on the Republican ticket.

And Now for Some Geeky Weather Humor

Jason English

If you're squinting and still can't make that out, it says, "Kirk is not expected to live long and prosper." Thanks to Michael Fusion for bringing this to our

5 Things to Remember About Teachers for Back to School

Kathy Benjamin

Earlier this year you may have heard about a “War on Teachers,” where discussions of how little teachers work compared to how much they're paid got a lot of play in the media.

What Are "Dibs"?

Kara Kovalchik

Everyone wants dibs (such as “I’ve got dibs on that last piece of pizza!”) but do we know what they are or why we call them?

Brain Game: In the Middle

Keep an eye out for an exciting presidential event coming up in October here at mentalfloss.com.

Morning Cup of Links: Gangnam Duck

Miss Cellania

Did you hear the one about the Indian bloggers who Samsung flew to Berlin to see their new gadgets?