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The Missing Links: Do Dogs Ever Really Eat Homework?

Colin Patrick

Why Did the Dog Eat Your Homework? Or, why do you say that happened? * I Guess the Dinosaurs Are Really Gone A while back I posted a link about a guy hoping to create real, actual Jurassic Par

Join Us at Pat Kiernan's NYC Halloween Trivia Night!

Mangesh & Jason

If you're in the New York area and free on Monday, October 29th, we've got something fun for you.

Understanding the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics (With a Cat)

Chris Higgins

Serge Haroche and David Wineland were awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday.

The Sad Story of Alfred Nobel

the mag

Despite being one of the richest people in Europe, Alfred Nobel was not a happy man. The Swedish industrialist made his fortune by inventing (and later producing) dynamite.

MLB's 250-Game Losers

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Nearly 50 Major League Baseball pitchers have won 250 or more career games, but only 10 have managed to lose that number. Given four minutes, how many career 250-game losers can you name? The last name will suffice. It's a tough quiz, so we'll call it a win if you score 4 or better. Deal? Now go for it!

Is It True That T. Rex Could Only See Things That Were Moving?

Matt Soniak

I rewatched Jurassic Park a few weeks ago and, from the story to the special effects, it still holds up.

The 100-Million-Year-Old Spider Attack Frozen in Time

The Week

Researchers have found an ancient piece of amber that shows a spider preying on a wasp caught in its

CONTEST: Create Your Own Superhero, Win Stuff!

Erin McCarthy

New York Comic Con is happening this week, and Halloween is coming up—so it seems like as good a time as any to give you some superhero goodies that you can put to use on October 31st.

Brain Game: Redrum

Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge is an early Halloween word ladder to get us in that "spooky" mood.

Morning Cup of Links: Scary Stuff

Miss Cellania

12 Things You Didn’t Know About The Cast Of The Walking Dead. A few scraps to get you through the last few days until the series returns on Sunday. * 13 Brilliant Pumpkin-Carving Hacks.

5 Questions: Play Ball!

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Marie Curie's Sex Scandal and the Duel It Inspired

the mag

Marie Curie is well known as the first genius to have snagged two Nobel Prizes.

The Late Movies: John O'Hurley Before (and After) J. Peterman

Erica Palan

It's been 14 years since Seinfeld went off the air (really!), but every time I see actor John O'Hurley, I think of him as J.

Repairing the Washington Monument, 124 Years After It Opened

Erin McCarthy

The road to the public opening of the Washington Monument on October 9, 1888, was a long one: Though a design had been chosen in 1836, ground wasn’t broken until 1848, because of haggling over that de

The Missing Links: Where Is the Mountain-Climbing Tim Taylor?

Colin Patrick

VP Must Stand For Very Patronizing. Or Voracious Pugilism. A few notable moments from Vice Presidential debates throughout the years. * Sacred Home Land For Sale. Very Spacious.