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World War I Centennial: The Greeks Capture Salonika

Erik Sass

Installment #43: After simultaneous defeats at Kirk Kilisse and Kumanovo, October 22-24, 1912, the Ottoman Empire’s plan for defending its European territories collapsed.

The Missing Links: Lots O' Lincoln

Colin Patrick

I’m Just A Little Bit Excited For Lincoln As the father of 3-year-old and 1-year-old boys, I only vaguely recall what the inside of a movie theatre looks like.

25 College Classes Based on TV Shows

Stacy Conradt

Yesterday, The O.C. creator Josh Schwartz tweeted a photo of the syllabus for California Here We Come: The O.C. and the Self-Aware Culture of 21st Century America.

You Have the Power to Change the Spelling of One Word

Jason English

On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want.

Isaac Newton: 17th-Century London’s Dirty Harry

Judy Dutton

The science titan wasn’t used to being outsmarted. But after two years of trying to shut down English counterfeiting, one underworld kingpin was still getting the better of

The Ultimate Cheers Quiz

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Everybody knows your name at TV's most celebrated Boston watering hole, but how well do you know their names? Or other trivial tidbits about this classic sitcom that ran for 11 seasons? Have fun challenging your Cheers knowledge here, but whatever you do, don't sit on Norm's stool while taking the test!

What Ever Happened to Acid Rain?

Matt Soniak

Back when I was a kid, life was pretty simple. Saturday morning cartoons were awesome, Ecto Cooler was abundant and the Soviet Union collapsed before they could drop any nukes on us.

Brain Game: Meet Doug

Please say hello to my buddy Doug, whose likes and dislikes will help you solve today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Free-for-all Friday challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Presidents in Film

Andréa Fernandes

Miss Cellania is on vacation, so I’ll be filling in this week. Enjoy! Which presidents have been portrayed in film the most times?

5 Questions: Victor/Victoria

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The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 75

Mark Arminio

It's Thursday, it's late, it's time once again for the game that's sweeping the nation: GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common.

The Missing Links: Free Hot Pockets in Jersey

Colin Patrick

Photography That’s Part of This Nutritious Breakfast Cerealism uses crunchy breakfast treats to create interesting photographic landscapes.

Which Bond Said It?

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This year marks the 50th year of James Bond on film and the release of "Skyfall" this week marks the 23rd film in the series. To date, six actors have portrayed Bond. They may all have similar styles of dialogue -- witty lines after killing a villain, smooth pick-up lines and cringe-worthy puns on Bond girls' names. But can you tell which Bond delivered a given line?

Will There Be a Hurricane Sandy Baby Boom?

Matt Soniak

Last week, in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, readers @amyh914, @dauentina and ?@TheRealYadiM all asked if we should expect a spike in birth rates along the East Coat nine months from now—a mini-baby boo

The Jonestown Massacre: The Terrifying Origin of "Drinking the Kool-Aid"

Chris Higgins

Image by Flickr user David Goehring, used under Creative Commons license.The phrase "drink the Kool-Aid" is common in American business and politics.

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