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The Lesser-Known Military Careers of 11 U.S. Presidents

Matthew Hickman

We know the good ones: Washington coaxing his tattered troops through the winter at Valley Forge, Andrew Jackson bidding the Redcoats adieu in New Orleans, Ike masterminding the invasion of Normandy.

13 Cool Shopping Bags

David K. Israel

Apparently the U.S. is lagging way behind Europe when it comes to witty shopping bag design.

Woman Steals Back Her Stolen Bike

Jill Harness

When Kathryn Lucas of Colorado found her stolen bike for sale on Craigslist, she took action.

Modern Takes on Classic Artwork

Jill Harness

The paintings of Monet, DaVinci, Van Gogh and Picasso are so familiar, they can be recognized in seconds. But what would these works look like if they were created today?

Brain Game: Math Square #98

It's the beginning of a new week, and that means it's time for a new Monday Math Square here at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game.

Morning Cup of Links: Space Chair!

Miss Cellania

The durable Mike Malloy. He survived six murder attempts, placing him above Rasputin in the "hard to kill" category.

5 Questions: Celebrate!

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My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Noodles

Jason English

Everyone loves a good memory tool.

11 Jersey Numbers Retired for Unconventional Reasons

Scott Allen

Retiring a player’s jersey number is most often reserved for all-time greats. Other times, it’s a tribute to a player whose career is cut short by illness or death.

Last Week's 11 Most Popular Stories

Jason English

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing mentalfloss.com all week, here's what you

Weekend Links: Origami That Folds Itself

Allison Keene

If you think packing for a long trip is the worst, consider being an explorer!

11 Things Billed as the 8th Wonder of the World

Mark Arminio

Since the days of antiquity, scholars and teachers, orators and critics, guide books and travel maps have identified Wonders of the World — locations that stand as a testament to human achievement in

J.K. Rowling Considered Killing Off Ron Weasley

Miss Kathleen

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a comment! J.K.

10 Scientists Who Experimented on Themselves

Laura Turner Garrison

Would you inject 50 hookworms under your skin for your job? Or steam in a vomit sauna for a few hours? Hopefully we non-scientists will never have to answer questions like these.

Weekend Links: The Most Unusual Sports Venues

Allison Keene

Robot Revolution History Lesson: Did Charles Babbage invent the first computer in the 1830s? The Revolution looks to be a slow roll.