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How Ladybugs Fly

Chris Higgins

Sometimes, a video comes along that answers a question I didn't know I had: How does a ladybug fly if it doesn't have visible wings? It doesn't just flap its shell around.

13 Scientific Terms You Might Be Using Wrong

Erin McCarthy

11 Mundane Objects That Are Statistically Deadlier Than Sharks

Mark Mancini

11 Common Words You're Probably Mispronouncing

Amanda Green

11 Smells That Are Slowly Disappearing

Kara Kovalchik

12 Hidden Celebrity Cameos in Movies

Rudie Obias

Music History #10: "Biko"

Bill DeMain

“Biko” Written and performed by Peter Gabriel

The Missing Links: Inside the Antiques Roadshow

Colin Patrick

Star In Your Very Own Political Ad PBS has put together this nifty site that allows you to craft an ad for your very own campaign.

Smooth Operator: How Victor Lustig Sold The Eiffel Tower

Bill DeMain

In May 1925, an article appeared in a Paris newspaper about the decaying condition of the Eiffel Tower.

50 Prison Slang Words To Make You Sound Like a Tough Guy

Matt Soniak

We’ve been just a little bit obsessed with old timey and subcultural slang here at the Floss as of late, and today we’re going to mine one of the richest sources for weird slang and code-talk: crimina

The Social Security Number, A Biography: Part 3

Matt Soniak

The Social Security Office in Baltimore, Maryland.

NFL Penalties (Vol. 1)

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How well do you know the penalties enforced for infractions in the NFL? The first few may be easy, but we think we'll have you scratching your head by the end of today's 10-question quiz. Good luck!

IMPORTANT: For each question, read BOTH answers before choosing one, and choose the one that's MOST correct. Some choices are partially - but not completely - correct.

Why Are Blueprints Blue?

Matt Soniak

Photo Courtesy of the Free Library of PhiladelphiaTechnical drawings of architectural or engineering designs always seem to consist of white images and text on blue paper.

Brain Game: Prison Blues

Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge celebrates the return of AMC's The Walking Dead series this past Sunday with the first episode of Season 3. Good luck: By c

Morning Cup of Links: The Twilight Zone

Miss Cellania

Police arrested Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein and her running mate Cheri Honkala yesterday outside the Presidential Town Hall Debate.