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The Mental Floss History of the World: Pop Quiz #1

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It’s the greatest deal in the history of history books! Our first hardback, The Mental Floss History of the World: An Irreverent Romp Through History’s Best Bits, hits stores later this month, and we’ve teamed up with the fine folks at Amazon.com to give you a special deal.

While the crew of Apollo 13 didn't get to make their scheduled Moon landing, they did set a record that still stands: they're the humans who traveled the furthest distance from the Earth (nearly 250,000 miles).

While the crew of Apollo 13 didn't get to make their scheduled Moon landing, they did set a record that still stands: they're the humans who traveled the furthest distance from the Earth (nearly 250,000 miles).

Morning Cup of Links: Recommended Ghost Stories

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The part of Rudy on <em>The Cosby Show </em> was originally written for a boy, but Keshia Knight-Pulliam gave such a strong audition that she was cast in the role.

The part of Rudy on The Cosby Show was originally written for a boy, but Keshia Knight-Pulliam gave such a strong audition that she was cast in the role.

Since weightlessness causes the spine to expand and straighten, astronauts may measure up to two inches taller in space than they do on Earth.

Since weightlessness causes the spine to expand and straighten, astronauts may measure up to two inches taller in space than they do on Earth.

The Top 20 Baby Girl Names of 2010

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Each year the Social Security Administration releases the list of the previous year's most popular baby names. How many of the top 20 baby girl names of 2010 can you guess in 5 minutes? Good luck!

5 Questions: NAMING NAMES

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The term "Continental breakfast" was coined to differentiate itself from an English breakfast. The fried eggs, bacon, and beans of an English morning are quite distinct from the dainty pastries, coffee, and juice offered throughout the rest of Europe.

The term "Continental breakfast" was coined to differentiate itself from an English breakfast. The fried eggs, bacon, and beans of an English morning are quite distinct from the dainty pastries, coffee, and juice offered throughout the rest of Europe.

5 Questions: Lubricants

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5 Questions: ART FOR ART'S SAKE

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5 Questions: Makes Me Wanna Holler

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While in theatre school in England, actor Gene Wilder won a fencing championship.

While in theatre school in England, actor Gene Wilder won a fencing championship.

5 Questions: "Lock" It Up

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Brain Game: Whatever

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