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What We Learned from 5 Million Books

Chris Higgins

In this fourteen-minute TEDxBoston Talk, uber-geeks Erez Lieberman Aiden and Jean-Baptiste Michel talk about what they've learned from processing 5 million books (or 500 billion words) via the Go

8 Memorable Images from the 1980s

David K. Israel

In case you missed the first two installments in this mini-series, here’s the ‘60s post and yesterday’s ‘70s post. Today, of course, we move on to the ‘80s.

Fun Facts About the 11 "Greatest Books for Kids"

Jamie Spatola

Scholastic's Parent & Child magazine recently released a list of the 100 Greatest Books for Kids.

Funny and Fabulous Fortune Cookies

Miss Cellania

Many years ago, my mother got a fortune cookie that said, "You got the wrong cookie!" That particular message has cropped a couple of times since then.

Brain Game: Wasn't She in 'The Birds'?

Students taking (or who have recently taken) geometry should find today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Think Thursday challenge easy. Most of the rest of us... not so much.

Morning Cup of Links: Jedi Grandma

Miss Cellania

Henri, an existential-minded French cat, is filled with ennui.

5 Questions: "Tri" a Little Tenderness

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11 Questionable Suggestions for Raising the Titanic

Colin Patrick

In the 100 years since the hulking ship slipped beneath the surface of the Atlantic, a wealth of ideas have been offered for how to bring it back up – many of them proposed before the ship was even lo

From Petey P. Cup to Prosty the Spokesgland: 11 Unbelievable Healthcare Industry Mascots

Stacy Conradt

If pancake syrup, batteries and crescent rolls can have corporate mascots, why shouldn’t urinalysis and Manograms?

The Late Movies: Stunning Timelapse Films

Chris Higgins

Photographer Alex Rivest has made a habit of creating beautiful timelapse films. Some are very popular, but others have been seen by only a handful of people.

The Word Counts of 11 American Things

Jamie Spatola

1. "The Star-Spangled Banner" (National Anthem version): 80 2. Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address: 271 3. The Emancipation Proclamation: 719 (title and signatures

Is it Capitalized: Part II

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We've already put your knowledge of tricky capitalization to the test once, so here's another set of brand names, movies and even people's names. Can you tell which letters are capitalized and which are lowercase?

Remember, we're only asking about the official brand name -- you may have seen them printed differently elsewhere, but this is straight from the source.

11 Athletes Who Had Their Own Cereals

Jason Plautz

Plenty of athletes have adorned boxes of Wheaties. But only the best can take it a step further and market a brand of cereal dedicated entirely to themselves.

11 Things You Might Not Know About Income Tax

Kathy Benjamin

© David Woo/Corbis Every American’s least favorite day of the year is just around the corner. In commiseration, here are some things you might not know about the income tax. 1.

11 Notable Patients at the Government Hospital for the Insane

Scott Allen

St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, D.C., provided mental health care services to members of the U.S.