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Our Top 16 Stories of August 2012

Jason English

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

The Late Movies: Sid and Marty Krofft

Miss Cellania

Somewhere along the line, Sid and Marty Krofft became synonymous with weird kids' TV. Let's take a look at their wondrous imaginary worlds.

The Missing Links: Baby Diets Have Changed a Lot Since the '50s

Colin Patrick

A Nice Cool Bottle of 7UP.

Music History #6: "American Pie"

Bill DeMain

"American Pie” Written and performed by Don

Why Do Moths Eat Clothes?

Matt Soniak

They don’t, technically.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Ned Kelly's Head Possibly Found The remains of famed Australian outlaw Ned Kelly were identified from a mass prison grave and returned to his family earlier this moth, with the exception of his

Brain Game: Jennifer

Say "hi" to Jennifer, whose likes and dislikes will help you solve today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-all Friday challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Celebrity DUIs

Miss Cellania

Joss Whedon is developing a live-action Marvel super hero TV series called S.H.I.E.L.D.

Why Can’t You Wear White After Labor Day?

Kathy Benjamin

The unofficial fashion rule can be traced back to some snobby millionaires over 100 years ago.

The Tablecloth That Looks Better With Spills

Jill Harness

For those who have accepted spills and stains as a part of daily life, designer Kristine Bjaadal's tablecloth concept could be a lifesaver.

5 Questions: Look for the "Union" Label

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The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 68

Mark Arminio

It's Thursday, it's late, it's time once again for the game that's sweeping the nation: GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common.

The Missing Links: TV Apartment Blueprints

Colin Patrick

"Friendster doesn't fit in with President Bush's Internet strategy." This 2004 BusinessWeek article examined how John Kerry and John Edwards leveraged Friendster to boost their ca

12 College Courses We Wish Our Schools Had Offered

Stacy Conradt

It’s that time of year! Here's a look at all of the fascinating college classes you wish your school put on the course list. 1. Topics in Comparative Media: American Pro Wrestling,

At the Libraries: Borrowing Cake Pans

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