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Brain Game: No, It's Not 573

We just had the first snow of the season here in southern Michigan, so I'm a bit wired on coffee today. In fact, my brain-buzz is to blame for today's puzzle.

It's New T-Shirt Week!! (Today's Shirt: The Judicial System)

Jason English

It's New T-Shirt Week!! To celebrate, we'll be unveiling one new mental_floss shirt each day, and offering a one-day-only 10% discount. To order your Judicial System Rules!

Bizarre Vending Machines

David K. Israel

When I was a kid, my parents used to keep a boat in Avalon, NJ, and we'd make the long drive from the Philly area on weekends to fish, water-ski, and swat away greenflies the size of hummingbirds

Morning Cup of Links: Cake in a Cup

Miss Cellania

A look at the historic US election through the eyes of an American history teacher in Canada.

6 Things Named After Napoleon

Floss books

No matter what you think of him, Napoleon certainly did a number on this world.

Why the Fed Keeps Cutting Rates

Diana Wolf

On October 29th, the Fed "slashed rates" again, reducing the key interest rate to a low 1%. Here's some information about what it all means. What is the Fed?

The Quick 10: 10 Famous Martini Preferences

Stacy Conradt

I confess: I know next-to-nothing about fine liquor.

5 TV Shows that Predicted the Future

Mark Juddery

Sitting around watching television might not be as useless as you think. Certain shows have been remarkably accurate in their forecasts of the future.

When Billboards Go Rogue

Ransom Riggs

My wife works in movie poster design, and over the years, companies she's worked for have had billboards "hijacked" by vandals -- often with political motives.

7 Post-election Day Newspapers that Buried the Lede

David K. Israel

I've been trying to order The New York Times Nov 5th edition for a few days now. Each time I hit the site's store, there's so much traffic, they can't complete my order.

Brain Game: That's Odd

We'll do some more themed Brain Games in the future, but today, something easy on the ol' noggin: What odd number becomes even when one letter is removed? HERE is the solution. THE

It's New T-Shirt Week!! (Today's Shirt: Hobbits)

Jason English

It's New T-Shirt Week!! To celebrate, we'll be unveiling one new mental_floss shirt each day, and offering a one-day-only 10% discount.

Walking Assist Device

Miss Cellania

Japan is the world leader in robotics, and has a huge and growing elderly population, so it's no wonder the Japanese are constantly trying out high

Morning Cup of Links: Ninja Kittens

Miss Cellania

Males and females, it turns out, are different from the moment of conception, and the difference shows itself in every system of body and brain.

mental_floss in the (Birmingham) News

Jason English

Today's Birmingham News has a piece on Tuesday's History of the World event at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, which will star _floss co-founder Will Pearson (pictured above, costumele

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