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Sex Toys for Winter Tomatoes

Matt Soniak

Tomatoes image via Shutterstock If you take a bunch of very smart, passionate science geeks, deprive them of sleep, fill them with booze, and put them in a room together, the conversations can take

5 Questions: Surveyor's Measure

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12 Athletes Injured During Temper Tantrums

Bud Shaw

Temper tantrums often lead to ejections, suspensions, and fines. But these 12 athletes went the extra mile and actually physically hurt themselves,

The Late Movies: Inside The Beach Boys' "Pet Sounds"

Chris Higgins

A few weeks back I came across this surprising fact: the Beach Boys song "Wouldn't It Be Nice" featured two accordionists, two drummers, three bassists, and thirteen more musicians.

How Does Glow-in-the-Dark Stuff Work?

Matt Soniak

If you’re a member of my generation or the one that raised it, your house was probably full of all sorts of glow-in-the-dark stuff in the 80s and 90s.

The Missing Links: Feel That Solstice In the Air

Colin Patrick

Butterfly In the Sky, I Can Go Twice As High... If you know how to complete this sentence, then man do I have an iPad app for you. * Bill Murray: He Came, He Saw, He Got Elected to the Minor Le

Who Said It: Zapp Brannigan or Donald Trump?

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In honor of Futurama's return tonight, can you tell who said what?

Did Astronauts Really Eat Astronaut Ice Cream?

Kara Kovalchik

Of the many specialty items made for space travel, food was obviously a top priority.

Mail Call! Looking for Letters About Our New Issue

Jason English

The new issue of mental_floss is now on newsstands and coffee tables and wherever else magazines are hoarded.

Blade Runner: Special International Non-Director's Cut Watercolor Edition (Workprint)

Chris Higgins

Blade Runner was famously shown in seven different versions: a workprint shown to test audiences, a sneak preview shown only once, a theatrical cut, an "international" cut for non-US audien

There's a Little Bit of Belgium in Every U.S. Dollar Bill

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The Subway Garden

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Like most of you, we enjoy a good Subway sandwich or salad. The chain's current promotion is the limited-time addition of avocado to their menu. Save that and spinach, the other nine vegetables on their toppings menu are standard throughout the chain in the U.S. and Canada. Given two minutes, can you name all nine of the standard veggie toppings offered on the Subway menu? Prove it!

11 Great Television Shows That Are Lost Forever

Mark Juddery

Much early television was broadcast live and never recorded. This included news and variety shows, of course, but also early dramas and comedy series. Even recorded shows have not been safe.

Can You Really Tell How Close Lightning is by Listening for Thunder?

Matt Soniak

Lightning image via ShutterstockIt sounds a bit like an old wives' tale, but you actually can use the speeds of light and sound to get a rough estimate of how far away a storm is.Scientists have

Brain Game: Backyard Bandits

Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge honors the raccoon family that have taken up residence in our backyard.