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Jason English

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

Weekend Links: Who Killed Men's Hats?

Allison Keene

From Kristoforas, a kerning game. Not familiar with kerning? It's the space between words - essential for designers (here's an example … you're welcome) What were your top scores?

World War I Centennial: Balkan Bedlam Beckons

Erik Sass

Installment #17: While the world focused on Italy’s war with the Turkish Ottoman Empire, an even bigger conflict was brewing in the Balkans, where an international conspiracy against the beleaguered T

The 9 Worst Moms in the Animal Kingdom

Jill Harness

No matter how many mistakes your mother may have made, there’s no way she's in the same class as these animal mothers. 1. Harp

Weekend Links: Amazing X-ray Photography

Allison Keene

I thought I had seen the pinnacle of animals invading sporting events with the Blackburn Rovers chicken (and before that, the Anfield cat!) but nay, there are (luckily) many more.

11 Eponymous Brands and the People Behind Them

Kathy Benjamin

Vidal Sassoon passed away this week at the age of 84.

11 Amazing Sharks You Should Get to Know Better

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The Late Movies: Every Major's Terrible

Miss Cellania

Two years ago I wrote an article on the webcomic xkcd and the influence it has on its fans. We had another example this week. Monday, Randall Munroe posted a comic called Every Major's Terrible.

11 Signs, Announcements, and Disclaimers That Are No Longer Necessary

Kara Kovalchik

The Missing Links: Treat Your Mother Right

Colin Patrick

This Year on Mother’s Day You’d Better Treat Your Mother Right Mr. T demands it.

11 Household Items Made Into Prom Dresses

Jill Harness

Industrious ladies have always taken to designing and creating their own prom dresses, but generally that just means sewing a few pieces of fabric together.

Your Favorite Computer Games Growing Up

Jason English

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments.

11 Problems Music Can Solve

Jessica Hullinger

Music can cheer you up when you're sad, make you dance like a fool, and allow you to drown out the world when you need to. But music has its scientific uses, too.

11 Amazing Under-the-Radar Sports Dynasties

Jason Plautz

You've heard all about the great Yankees teams, or the Chicago Bulls dynasty that won six championships in eight seasons. But can they top a 452-game winning streak?

11 Vintage Cookbooks (1861-1920)

Jill Harness

These days, cookbooks are all fairly similar in that they offer photos of the food and maybe a few pictures of the celebrity chefs responsible for the creations.