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Getting Your Kicks (and Punches) in LA

Ransom Riggs

I'm sure this holds true for other parts of the country as well, but in my city especially, people like to relax by watching combatants battle one another inside a ring.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Police Chief Arrests 48 Relatives The chief of police in Heizhugou, Sichuan province, China oversaw the arrest of 48 of his relatives, with 25 of them serving various sentences.

It's New T-Shirt Week!! (Hokey Pokey Anonymous)

Jason English

Today we wrap up New T-Shirt Week!! with a Hokey Pokey shirt.

Morning Cup of Links: Extrasolar Planets

Miss Cellania

Astronomers have taken pictures of what they believe are planets that revolve around a star other than our sun.

Brain Game: Dig It

I was listening to The Beatles' Let It Be album recently, and a puzzle came to mind.

Today's Question: Can Men Breastfeed?

the mag

by Shea

The Quick 10: 10 Bad Hair Days

Stacy Conradt

It's no secret that I'm a big fan of trivia books. In fact, I think I have recommended this one before: Five People Who Died During Sex by Karl Shaw.

Designing for Space: NASA's Industrial Designers

Chris Higgins

Design magazine Core77 sent the intrepid Glen Jackson Taylor inside NASA, to learn how the organization handles industrial design -- the process of designing the usable and beautiful devices.

'Job Night,' 'Home School Night' & Other Offbeat NBA Promotions

Ethan Trex

Fans going to an NBA game may be treated to some of the world's best basketball, but that's not always enough to lure people into the seats.

1 Good Reason to Watch 'SNL' this Week

Ransom Riggs

As Mental_floss lists go, this one is pretty short.

Lunchtime Quiz: Animal Crackers in my Soup

Jason Plautz

Who didn't love animal crackers when we were kids? And who doesn't still love animal crackers now?

Dreadfully Different Dolls

Miss Cellania

I love internet shopping, because you can connect with artists and craftspeople who you'd never have heard of otherwise.

Comb through an old _floss post, win a CD!

David K. Israel

If you missed our interview with Jackie Hoffman yesterday, you'll want to check that out to better your chances of winning today's giveaway, Jackie's new CD, Live at Joes' Pub.

Brain Game: Wilmaaaaaaaa!

The Flintstones are Fred & Wilma, with daughter Pebbles and pet Dino.

It's New T-Shirt Week!! (One for the Math Enthusiasts)

Jason English

On day four of New T-Shirt Week (!!), we've got one for all you math junkies.