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How the Indy 500 Came About

Miss Cellania

Sunday, the annual Indianapolis 500 race will be held at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Does Internet Access Make You Happier?

Meghan Holohan

Since Internet use became widespread, the media has produced countless articles saying too many people use the Internet for too much time.

Follow mental_floss on Twitter

Jason English

We'd like to thank every one of our first 60,000 followers on Twitter for helping us reach the all-important 60,000 followers milestone.

Brain Game: Meet Me There

My buddy Patrick enjoyed catching an occasional ballgame, but he was very particular about the teams he supported. Of all the professional sports teams out there, Patrick was a fan of only three o

ROFLCon, or How I Got Famous on the Internetz

Ransom Riggs

How big a memehead are you? Have you seen all the Keyboard Cat videos? Autotune the News? Have you seen every LOLcat?

Morning Cup of Links: Ohio vs. Michigan

Miss Cellania

The Top Ten New Species of the Year includes a worm that can throw its gills away, a carnivorous sponge, and a mushroom that has already been a topic on a game show. Then there are some weird ones.

5 Questions: RIP Art Linkletter

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The Late Movies: Kubrick Trailers

Chris Higgins

I'm a Stanley Kubrick fan, but the only film of his that I saw in the theater was Eyes Wide Shut. Which led me to wonder -- what were the trailers for his movies like?

How Did You Know? - Day 2 Level 3/Bonus Round!

David K. Israel

It's the moment you've all been waiting for! Be the first to answer the Level 3 bonus-round question correctly and take your pick of anything you want from the neatoshop (valued under $25).

How 10 Iconic Movies Almost Ended

Stacy Conradt

It's hard to imagine that some of our favorite movies could have turned out entirely differently.

Old Yeller: A Brief and Incomplete History of Yodeling

the mag

By Eric Alt Switzerland is founded, and yodeling gets off to a trilling start! Early Alpine shepherds discover how to yodel by alternating their voices between natural singing tones and falsetto p

motionbox and neatorama present: HDYK? - {day 2}

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?

Name the 9 Poorest Presidents

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In The Atlantic's recent rankings of all 43 presidents' net worth, nine former Commanders-in-Chief had fortunes under $1 million (in 2010 dollars). How many of those non-millionaires can you name in 2 minutes?

We're just looking for last names, though for Andrew Johnson, type "Andrew Johnson." Consider that your free space.

At the Libraries: Your Weekly Round-Up

Miss Kathleen

Every Wednesday, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of things happening at libraries across the country.

The Fishstick: Dance Without Dancing

Chris Higgins

Two years ago, I wrote How To Dance While Barely Moving: the "Fishstick," about a new dance craze. Well, a new crazy dance.