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This is What 10,500,000 Firecrackers Looks Like

Chris Higgins

This is the time of year when I trot out the time-honored tradition of complaining about my neighbors' late-night disposal of leftover fireworks.

7 Political Disagreements Settled With Fists and Hair-Pulling

Haley Sweetland Edwards

Anyone with even a fleeting relationship to political news these days has probably noticed that partisan bickering in the U.S.

Weekend Links: 88 Books That Shaped America

Allison Keene

The Library of Congress has chosen 88 books that shaped America, do you agree with their choices? They are willing to take your suggestions as well!

Why Don't Spiders Get Stuck in Their Webs?

Matt Soniak

Image credit: StockbyteWhen a bug flies into a spider web, the game is over. It’s almost instantly stuck, and a sitting duck for the web’s owner.

The Late Movies: Light Sabers for Everyone!

Miss Cellania

With modern software like Adobe After Effects, anyone can have a light saber!

At the Libraries: The Dreaded Summer Reading List

Miss Kathleen

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books.

The Missing Links: Andy Warhol's Eatery Dream

Colin Patrick

Sorting Out Phony Pinterest Posts This week, my talented wife made these awesome patriotic strawberries that she found on Pinterest. But it turns out not all amazing Pinterest finds are possible.

Friday Happy Hour: Reader-Submitted Question Edition

Jason English

On Fridays, I usually ask a series of unrelated questions to spark conversation in the comments. But today I'm taking a half-day and my kids are demanding a trip to the boardwalk.

Why Do Flamingos Stand On One Leg?

Matt Soniak

Flamingos always seem to be standing on one leg.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

The Story of the Three Bears A woman in Snowmass Village, Colorado, spotted three bear cubs in her car last Saturday. There was also a mother bear, but she fled quickly.

Brain Game: Quarter Hopping

This week, we're remembering some of our classic mentalfloss.com Brain Game entries from years past. Friday's challenge: Quarter

Morning Cup of Links: Centipede Song

Miss Cellania

When he was 12, Jeremiah McDonald talked to his future self on video.

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 61

Mark Arminio

Welcome back to The Late Movies! It's time for everyone's favorite game: GUESS THE THEME. All the movies below have something in common.

Conversation Starters for That John Quincy Adams Birthday Bash You're Probably Throwing

Julia Davis

Hulton Archive/ Next week (July 11) is John Quincy Adams' birthday!

The Missing Links: You May Only Have 96 More Hours On the Internet

Colin Patrick

Oh, the Faces You Make When You’ve Just Consumed Over Five & A Half Dozen Hot Dogs Joey Chestnut, you are a six-time Mustard-Yellow belt winner, and one sick man.